RxSight Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) Surgery in Chicago, IL

Kraff Eye Institute, a leading LAL center in Chicago, proudly offers the revolutionary new IOL technology, RXSightⓇLight Adjustable Lens™. This cutting-edge LAL surgery utilizes light adjustable IOL lenses to improve visual clarity and enhance quality of life.

What Is The RxSight Light Adjustable Lens?

The RxSight Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) is an innovative technology used in refractive surgery. It is designed to provide patients with precise vision correction tailored to their unique individual needs. Unlike traditional intraocular lenses (IOLs), which are fixed in power after implantation, the LAL offers a unique advantage in that it can be adjusted after the surgery using a non-invasive technique through a series of light treatments. This allows ophthalmologists to fine-tune the lens power to optimize the patient's vision. The LAL technology utilizes a photosensitive silicone material that responds to specific light wavelengths, enabling controlled changes to the lens power. By offering post-operative customization, the LAL enhances the potential for patients to achieve their desired visual outcomes, along with reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses for both distance and near vision.

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Benefits of Light Adjustable Intraocular Lens

Light Adjustable Intraocular Lens (LAL) surgery offers several benefits for patients:

  • Customization: The LAL allows for precise customization of lens power after surgery, optimizing visual outcomes.
  • Corrects lowest levels of astigmatism: The RxSight LAL stands out as the sole intraocular lens (IOL) approved by The U.S. Food and Drug Administration to address astigmatism at a level as low as 0.5 diopters. This remarkable capability allows it to effectively correct postoperative astigmatism thus improving vision, setting it apart from other IOLs available.
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  • LASIK-like accuracy in cataract surgery: At the 6-month mark, patients have approximately twice the likelihood of achieving 20/20 vision or better without the need for glasses.
  • Reduced dependency on glasses: The ability to fine-tune the lens power improves the chances of achieving clear vision at various distances, reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Patient satisfaction: LAL patients experienced comparable visual acuity without the use of glasses (uncorrected visual acuity - UCVA) to control patients who wore glasses (best corrected visual acuity - BCVA). The monofocal nature of the LAL minimizes the risk of dysphotopsias resulting from light splitting, resulting in improved vision and increased satisfaction among patients.

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Who Can Benefit From Light Adjustable Lens Treatment?

The LAL procedure is designed for individuals seeking to improve their vision and, who meet specific criteria for candidacy:

  • Those desiring to maximize their vision and achieve optimal results are ideal candidates for the LAL procedure.
  • Candidates should be able to commit to attending 3 to 5 additional appointments to ensure precise vision with the RxSight LAL.
  • Individuals diagnosed with pre-existing corneal astigmatism of ≥ 0.75 diopters are suitable candidates for the LAL procedure.
  • Compliance with wearing UV protective glasses until the final light treatment is required for eligible candidates.

The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) treatment can benefit many individuals who have specific vision needs and requirements. Candidates who can benefit from this treatment include:

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How Does the RxSight Light Adjustable Lens Work?

The RxSight Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) utilizes an advanced technology that allows for post-operative adjustments to the lens power. The process involves the use of a Light Delivery Device system (LDD) to deliver specific light wavelengths to the implanted lens. The ActivShield™ technology light adjustable lens implant is made of a photosensitive silicone material that reacts to these light wavelengths. During the adjustment process, the patient visits their ophthalmologist, who uses the LDD to target the specific areas of the lens that require modification. The light exposure causes a change in the lens material, resulting in a controlled alteration of the lens power. This procedure is non-invasive and painless. Multiple adjustments can be made until the desired vision correction is achieved. Once the desired power is attained, the Light Delivery Device is no longer needed, and the lens retains its new power configuration. This innovative technology provides a customizable and tailored approach to vision correction after cataract surgery.

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Light Adjustable Lens Surgery Procedure

The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) surgery procedure involves several key steps to help patients achieve optimal vision correction:

  1. Preoperative assessment: The patient undergoes a thorough eye examination to determine their specific refractive error and the appropriate power of the light-adjusting lens.
  2. Lens removal: The cloudy natural lens is removed through a process called phacoemulsification.
  3. LAL implantation: The light-adjusting lens, such as the RxSight IOL, is carefully implanted into the eye to replace the removed natural lens.
  4. LAL implantation: The light-adjusting lens, such as the RxSight IOL, is carefully implanted into the eye to replace the removed natural lens.
  5. Healing period: The eye needs time to heal, typically around 2-4 weeks, allowing the implanted lens to stabilize within the eye.
  1. Light treatment sessions: The patient visits their ophthalmologist for a series of non-invasive light treatment sessions. A specialized Light Delivery Device (LDD) is used to apply specific wavelengths of light to the LAL, causing controlled changes in its power.
  2. Post-treatment evaluation: After each light treatment session, the ophthalmologist assesses the patient's vision and makes necessary adjustments to the lens power based on their visual outcomes.
  3. Final power configuration: The light treatment sessions continue until the desired vision correction is achieved. The lens power is then locked in its final light treatment.
  4. Final power configuration: The light treatment sessions continue until the desired vision correction is achieved. The lens power is then locked in its final light treatment.
  5. Follow-up care: Regular follow-up visits are scheduled to monitor the patient's vision and ensure the long-term success of the LAL surgery.

By following this comprehensive procedure, LAL surgery offers patients the opportunity for customized vision correction and improved visual outcomes.

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LAL IOL Surgery Recovery & Results

The recovery process after Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) IOL surgery is typically quick. Patients may experience some mild discomfort or itching in the first few days, which will be managed with prescribed eye drops. It is important to wear protective glasses, avoid strenuous activities, rubbing your eyes, and exposure to water for the first week to allow for proper healing. Most patients notice improved vision within a few days, although it can continue to improve over several weeks. The final results of LAL surgery are generally excellent, with patients achieving clearer vision and reduced dependency on glasses or contact lenses. However, individual results may vary based on factors such as the extent of pre-existing eye conditions and the patient's overall eye health. Regular follow-up appointments with the ophthalmologist are crucial to monitor progress and ensure the long-term success of the surgery.

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Why Choose Kraff Eye Institute for RxSight Light Adjustable Lens in Chicago?

The Kraff Eye Institute in Chicago is an excellent choice for RxSight Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) treatment for several reasons.

  • Expertise: The institute is known for its team of highly skilled and experienced ophthalmologists who specialize in advanced vision correction procedures, including LAL surgery. They have a proven track record of delivering successful outcomes.
  • Cutting-edge technology: The Kraff Eye Institute is equipped with a state-of-the-art facility that utilizes the latest technological advancements in vision correction, including the RxSight LAL system. This ensures that patients receive the most advanced and effective treatment available.
  • Personalized care: The institute is committed to providing individualized care and attention to each patient. They understand that every patient is unique and tailor the treatment plan accordingly, ensuring that each patients specific needs and goals are met.

Exceptional reputation: The Kraff Eye Institute has built a strong reputation in the field of ophthalmology, earning the trust of patients and the respect of the medical community. Their commitment to excellence and patient satisfaction sets them apart as a trusted choice for LAL treatment in Chicago.

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Dr. Kraff is Chicago's top surgeon using the latest light adjustable lens technology for personalized vision correction. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Kraff's expertise in customizing LAL implants delivers optimal outcomes for patients wanting to reduce dependency on glasses or contacts.

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What Is The Cost of Light Adjustable Lens Surgery in Chicago?

The cost of LAL surgery varies depending on individual requirements. At Kraff Eye Institute, we offer competitive pricing and accept FSA and HSA to ease the financial burden. For detailed information, please schedule a consultation to discuss your options.

The cost of Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) surgery in Chicago can vary depending on several factors, including the specific clinic, the surgeon's expertise, and any additional services or tests required. On average, the cost of LAL surgery can range from $3,000 to $5,000 per eye. It's important to note that this is an approximate price range and it's best to consult directly with the clinic or surgeon for accurate pricing information. At the Kraff Eye Institute, we understand that cost can be a concern for patients, we offer various financing and payment options to help make LAL surgery more accessible. These options include flexible spending accounts (FSA) or health savings accounts (HSA), which allow patients to allocate pre-tax dollars towards their vision correction procedure, making it more affordable.

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Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) Surgery FAQ

How many light LAL treatments do I need?

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The number of light LAL treatments required varies depending on individual factors, such as the patient's initial vision correction needs and the desired outcome. Typically, patients undergo multiple light treatments until the desired vision correction is achieved, with the exact number determined during the post-treatment evaluations.

What makes the light adjustable lens different from other IOLs?

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The light adjustable lens (LAL) is different from other intraocular lenses (IOLs) due to its unique adjustability feature. Unlike traditional IOLs, which have a fixed power after implantation, the LAL can be fine-tuned after surgery using non-invasive light treatments. This allows ophthalmologists to customize and optimize the lens power to provide patients with enhanced vision correction tailored to their specific needs.

What can happen if you don't wear UV protective glasses after LAL surgery?

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Not wearing UV protective glasses after LAL surgery can potentially increase the risk of complications and hinder the healing process. Without proper protection, the eye may be vulnerable to external factors such as UV light, dust, debris, or accidental injury. Protective glasses, as prescribed by the ophthalmologist, helps to shield the eye from direct sunlight, reducing the chances of infection, inflammation, or damage to the surgical site.