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Refractive Lens Exchange — ReZoom™

How the ReZoom™ Multifocal Lens Improves Vision
The ReZoom™ Multifocal lens is a clear, foldable implant made of a high refractive index acrylic material. In most cases, the entire procedure is performed through a micro-incision while the patient is fully awake. During the procedure, the natural lens is removed and the ReZoom™ Multifocal lens replaces it.

The whole procedure usually takes 15 to 45 minutes. Vision is restored immediately in most cases; however, vision usually continues to improve in the weeks following the procedure.

Studies show that 92% of all people receiving the lens technology found in ReZoom™ never or only occasionally need to wear glasses after the procedure.

A common side-effect may include halos or glare around bright lights. This varies from person to person and most cases is more noticeable during the first few months after the procedure when your eyes are more sensitive. Also, some people are more likely to have difficulties with glare and halos, so ask your doctor to explain this possible condition to you before your procedure.

Keep in mind that lens implants have been in use for about 50 years to treat cataracts. Over 14.2 million cataract and lens implant procedures are now performed each year.

What makes the ReZoom™ lens so different
The ReZoom™ Multifocal lens has several features, which make it a vision solution to consider if you have been diagnosed with cataracts and especially if you are farsighted.

Balanced View Optics™ Technology provides full-range vision
The ReZoom™ Multifocal lens features Balanced View Optics™ Technology — uniquely proportioned visual zones that provide it with a major advantage. Each ReZoom™ Multifocal lens is divided into five different zones with each zone designed for different light and focal distances.

Specially proportioned for better vision — day and night
The ReZoom™ lens has uniquely proportioned visual zones that provide it with its major advantage. Each ReZoom™ Multifocal lens is divided into five different zones with each zone designed for different light and focal distances.

Unlike other earlier multifocal lens designs, the ReZoomâ"¢ lens has proportioned the size of its zones to provide for good vision in a range of light conditions. For instance, some zones have been designed to offer greater low light/distance vision support during night driving.

How to know if the ReZoom™ lens is right for you
If you are diagnosed with cataracts and are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for the ReZoom™ Multifocal lens:

  • Difficulty reading
  • Difficulty seeing close objects
  • Difficulty seeing to drive, especially at night
  • Changing glasses prescriptions
  • Needing bifocals
Without ReZoom™ Multifocal Lens
With ReZoom™ Multifocal Lens

Contact us to learn more about how ReZoom™ Multifocal lens may be able to improve your vision and increase your quality of life. As with any procedure there are risks and benefits. Your doctor will review all important safety issues with you.

ReZoom™ Multifocal IOL Facts at a Glance
Q: Will I still need to wear glasses if my surgeon recommends a ReZoom™ Multifocal lens?
A: The results will vary depending upon your vision, lifestyle and the anatomy of your eyes. Most people find that they need glasses to read small type or drive at night. Most people, however, can go to the store or conduct many of their day's activities without depending on glasses. In a clinical study, 92% of those who received the technology in ReZoom™ Multifocal lenses "never" or only "occasionally" needed to wear glasses.1
Q: How is the ReZoom™ IOL different from traditional single-vision intraocular lenses?
A: The ReZoom™ IOL is a multifocal intraocular lens. Unlike traditional monofocal (single-vision) lens implants, the ReZoom™ Multifocal lens provides quality vision at all distances — near (reading), intermediate (computer use or cooking), and far (driving). Traditional monofocal lenses usually provide good vision only at a distance with limited ability to see objects that are near without glasses.
Q: How does the ReZoom™ Multifocal lens replace the cataract?
A: The natural lens inside the eye is gently removed through a tiny incision in the periphery of your eye's cornea. The cataract-impaired lens is then removed through this incision and the lens implant is inserted in its place to permanently replace it. The procedure usually takes about 15 to 45 minutes and vision is usually improved immediately.
Q: What if my medical history or current medication prevents me from considering an injection of local anesthesia?
A: Today, anesthesia may also be administered topically. This means no injection is required, and the medication numbs the eye without entering the bloodstream. Your physician can tell you if this is an appropriate option for you.
Q: How long after surgery until I see my best?
A: Like most procedures, this depends upon the overall health of your eye. For most people, vision is noticeably better immediately and continues to improve during the first few weeks after the procedure.
Q: Does the ReZoom™ Multifocal lens require an adjustment period?
A: Yes. For most people there is a period of weeks when your brain is learning to "see" up close and at a distance with the new lens. This adjustment period is usually complete within 6 to 12 weeks. Also, like all multifocal lenses, some people report halos or glare around lights. Again, for most people this diminishes over time. For some, it becomes less troublesome but never completely goes away. Most people report that the ability to see near, intermediate and far outweighs any visual side-effects associated with the lens.
Q: Are there any risks of having the ReZoom™ Multifocal lens procedure?
A: As with any surgical procedure there are risks. The biggest risk with any cataract procedure is infection. Fewer than one percent of patients having a lens implant procedure ever get an infection and most are treated successfully with medications. Infections, however, can cause a severe or total loss of vision.

Screening Consultation
Give us a call to set up your complimentary screening consultation, 541-687-2110.

Related Information About Refractive Lens Exchange:

1. Package insert. ReZoomTM Acrylic Multifocal Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens. Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. AMO™ ReZoom™ Acrylic Multifocal Posterior Chamber Intraocular lenses are indicated for the visual correction of aphakia in adult patients with and without presbyopia in whom a cataractous lens has been removed and who desire near, intermediate, and distance vision without reading add and increased spectacle independence. These devices are intended to be placed in the capsular bag. Multifocal subjects should exercise caution when driving at night or in poor visibility conditions. For a complete listing of precautions, warnings and adverse events, refer to the package insert. Rx only.

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Commonly Asked Questions
How soon after surgery will I see well?

Most patients notice an immediate improvement in vision. For most people, near, far and intermediate vision continues to improve over the next few weeks. Vision contines to improve as you adjust to seeing through the multifocal lens.

Will refractive surgery hurt?
The procedure takes about fifteen minutes and is usually painless.

Will I still need my glasses or contacts?
The goal of refractive surgery is to reduce your dependence on glasses and/or contact lenses.

Will my insurance cover RLE?
Most health care coverage considers RLE surgery an elective surgical procedure and does not cover it.