What is Refractive Lensectomy?

Refractive lensectomy is correcting the nearsightedness and farsightedness by replacing the eye’s natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). This is also called the refractive lens exchange. This procedure is performed to reduce your dependency on glasses or contact lenses or you’re not a suitable candidate for laser vision correction. At The University of Houston College Optometry Surgery Center we are pleased to offer our patients the first FDA approved, advanced precision based technological breakthrough in refractive lensectomy. The Computer Guided femtosecond (LenSx) laser helps surgeons to customize the refractive lensectomy procedure to your eye. Also our Optiwave refractive analysis (ORA) system provides continuous assessment of your eye allowing precise refractive measurement to provide you with the best suitable IOL. When you choose our facility to perform your procedure you will enjoy the benefits of a bladeless surgical procedure using the LenSx laser and the ORA system with precision, and comfort. Ask your eye care provider if bladeless refractive lensectomy is right for you.