LRS – Lens Replacement Surgery
LRS? Lens Replacement Surgery is the removal of the natural lens in the eye and replacing it with a small artificial lens, also known as an implant, or intraocular lens (IOL). In adults with vision impairment stemming from cataracts, we simply use the term “Cataract Surgery”, not LRS. No surprise there. But did you know that LRS can be used in adults that don’t have cataracts? It can… and is often a better option than LASIK in patients who are deemed poor candidates for LASIK for a variety of reasons… corneal thickness and severe myopia being two common reasons. The eye surgeons at Coastal Eye Group are expert in the various forms of both cataract surgery and LRS in non-cataract patients. This article from Harvard Medical School does a great job of discussing LRS.
Harvard.edu – A Look At Better Vision