PRELEX - Laser Eye Surgery Guide

This is an alternative eye procedure to laser surgery that still produces the same results as improved vision. While laser surgery is an effective treatment for vision correction, it is not always a suitable procedure for everyone and so PRELEX can be a viable solution. This is a type of intra-ocular lens which can either be in single focus or multi focus vision. PRELEX is a multi focus visions lens which means that it enables people to saw objects that are both in the distance and close to them. It is a suitable treatment for short and long sightedness as well as presbyopia. PRELEX can be recommended for anyone who has thin corneas and so has been advised against having laser eye surgery, has the potential to develop cataracts, requires reading glasses and is over the age of 40.

How does the procedure work?

During the surgery local anaesthetic drops will be put into the eyes to numb them. The aim of the procedure is to remove the natural lenses and replace these with the multifocal intra-ocular lenses. This is done by making a small incision in the eye and then using an ultrasound for the removal. No stitches are required as the incision is only small and naturally heals itself. Only one eye can be operated on at one time. If the procedure is a success and it is necessary then the second eye will be treated a few weeks later under the same conditions. The outcome of the surgery should be a dramatic improvement to your vision that will help you perform daily tasks and activities with greater ease.