The Villages, FL (October 27, 2022) – Lake Eye Associates, the area’s premier cataract surgery center, announced that it will begin implanting the RxSight Light Adjustable Lens® (LAL) this month. Lake Eye Associates is the first practice in the region to offer the innovative Light Adjustable Lens to cataract patients.
The state-of-the-art technology is the only intraocular lens implant that enables ophthalmologists to customize a patient’s vision after cataract surgery.
“RxSight’s Light Adjustable Lens allows ophthalmologists to give cataract patients even more precise vision than ever before,” said Dr. Wehrly, Medical Director and laser cataract surgeon at Lake Eye Associates. “We’re always striving to provide the best care possible for our patients, and with the LAL, we have another powerful tool to work with.”
Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed procedure in the United States. About 50% of Americans will develop cataracts by age 75, a percentage that is projected to increase as life expectancies continue to rise. Cataracts form when the proteins and fibers in your eye’s natural lens begin to break down, causing hazy or cloudy vision.
Eventually, the clouding of the lens will increase to the point of needing surgery. During surgery, a patient’s natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear synthetic one. Until now, surgeons relied upon the accuracy of pre-surgery measurements to determine a patient’s post-operative prescription power. RxSight’s Light Adjustable Lens is changing that with the ability to customize vision after surgery.
Studies show that patients who receive the LAL and the recommended post-surgery treatments were more likely to achieve 20/20 vision or better without glasses compared to cataract patients who have standard lens implants.1 The LAL is made of proprietary material that can be adjusted post-surgery using the RxSight Light Delivery Device to deliver targeted ultraviolet light treatments. The LAL can be adjusted to meet every patient’s lifestyle and needs.
“Small variations in healing happen in most eyes,” said Wehrly. “With the LAL, we have the opportunity to correct for those and to give patients vision customized for their specific eyes.”
Lake Eye Associates has seven convenient locations in Central Florida. Cataract consultations may be scheduled by calling (352) 632-2020.
1 RxSight P160055: FDA Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data. 2017.