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As we age, our eyes can develop several conditions, including cataracts – a clouding of the normally clear lens in the eye – or presbyopia, when the natural lens inside the eye loses its ability to change shape, making it difficult for your eyes to focus on near objects.
For both cataracts and presbyopia, your Henry Ford surgeon can treat the condition by removing the affected eye lens and implanting a replacement lens. For cataracts, this can be done through laser cataract surgery or traditional cataract surgery. For patients with presbyopia, refractive lens exchange, also known as clear lens extraction, may be an option.
As with cataract treatment, clear lens extraction is available using the same LenSx® technology used during laser cataract surgery. Both are outpatient procedures that typically take about 20 minutes and follow the same basic steps:
The laser automates several of the steps in traditional clear lens extraction surgery and offers several other features, including:
In an effort to make vision surgery accessible to more people, Henry Ford offers several financing options for you and your family. This includes accepting the CareCredit® credit card, which may be used to pay for refractive lens exchange.
The Henry Ford Department of Ophthalmology is committed to providing our patients with compassionate, personalized care. We feature the most advanced treatments in eye care and are dedicated to vision research – always staying at the forefront of innovation. A leader in Michigan, as well as one of the largest ophthalmology practices in the United States, we treat more than 55,000 patients per year at several locations throughout southeast Michigan. In addition, our team works closely with Henry Ford Medical Group physicians in other departments, providing multidisciplinary, coordinated care for those patients who need it.