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3 Ways Our Top Of The Line Technology Helps Cataract Patients Post-Surgery

Not only are we proud to have the best cataract surgeons in AZ on our staff, but we’re also proud to be one of the most innovative eye centers in terms of technology. Specifically when it comes to eye cataracts, we’re the first in the state to offer a revolutionary new lens implant, the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) by RxSight.

The LAL is the first and only FDA-approved intraocular lens implant (IOL) that can be adjusted after cataract surgery, allowing our surgeons to partner with our patients and achieve optimized results for every unique eye. Here’s what this technology is, and how our tech-forward philosophy benefits patients in their cataract surgery recovery.

1. Prescription Flexibility

With traditional IOLs, there’s no room for changes post-surgery. But with the LAL, there’s an opportunity for flexibility. Two to three weeks after cataract surgery, a surgeon administers an office-based UV light treatment (which generally takes 90 seconds) that adjusts the prescription of the IOL while it is in the eye. Patients even have the unique ability to preview and compare possible vision outcomes based on their preferences and lifestyle requirements.

2. Multiple Treatment Opportunities

After the first UV light session, you still don’t have to settle for your vision if it isn’t perfect (or nearly so). These light sessions can be repeated two to four times until you achieve your vision goals - and it’s been proven to be highly effective. In fact, a study of 600 subjects by the FDA found that patients who received the LAL were 200% more likely to achieve 20/20 vision without glasses than patients who received standard monofocal lens implants.

3. Complete Comfort

Finally, one of the most enticing benefits of the LAL lens is that these post-surgery treatments are non-invasive, quick and painless. This is often very welcome news to patients who may have experienced discomfort with cataract surgery and its recovery, and are eager for relief.

Contact us today to ask about our cataract exams, cataract doctors or to schedule an appointment.