Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Refractive Lens Exchange is a surgical procedure where the natural crystalline lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens.This clear artificial lens is also called an Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) and it corrects the optical power of the eye. This means that you will no longer depend on glasses or contact lenses to see well.

Refractive Lens Exchange RLE

Refractive Lens Exchange RLE
Fig. Intra Ocular Lens (IOL)

IOL Options

We offer a wide range of Intra Ocular Lens (IOL). Our Ophthalmologist will assist you to choose the IOL that benefits you the most.

  • Monofocal
  • Multifocal
  • Monofocal toric
  • Multifocal toric

How long does the RLE procedure take? Is it safe?

RLE procedure only takes our experienced surgeons not more than 30 minutes to complete. RLE is usually done one eye at a time.

Being the most common surgical procedure in the world, RLE is performed approximately on 1.5 million people every year. It is the only safe and proven treatment for Cataract.

RLE Procedures


A micro incision of 3mm is made on the cornea. An ultrasonic tip is inserted through the micro incision to soften and remove the natural crystalline lens.
Refractive Lens Exchange RLE


Once the natural crystalline lens has been completely removed, the artificial lens is inserted gently to restore vision. Because of the micro incision, there is no need for stitches to seal the opening.
Refractive Lens Exchange RLE


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Refractive Lens Exchange RLE


  • Restores distance vision
  • Preserves reading ability (with multifocal IOL)
  • Eliminates the need of cataract surgery in future
  • Fast vision recovery
  • Predictable outcome

Recommended for those who:

  • Want to reduce or eliminate their dependencies on glasses
  • May not suitable for Lasik or lens implant
  • Over 18 years old with consistent refractive error (eye power)
  • With age related reading difficulties
  • Good general health

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