Prelex Lens Exchange (PRELEX) or PIE is a revolutionary refractive surgery procedure for patients who have presbyopia – a universal eye disorder that occurs as you age. Presbyopia causes the natural lens of your eye to harden and become inflexible, limiting your ability to focus on near objects. If you are under forty you need not worry about this disorder just yet. If you are in mid to late forties you will know what I am talking about. Extending your hands to read better. Requiring extra light to see better. Or you may have succumbed to using reading glasses. They are also called cheaters.
You may have faced problems like forgetting your reading glasses and unable to read the menu at Spurges in Beverly Hills. Some single people have said they feel embarrassed to take out their reading glasses on dates. It gives away their age! They have ended up ordering dishes they hated.
Prolix lens exchange corrects this problem by replacing the old dysfunctional natural lens of your eye with a new artificial lens. It’s the same type of procedure that is performed for cataract surgery patients, who need a new lens because their natural lens has become cloudy and opaque.
PRELEX is primarily designed for presbyopia patients, but it can also correct vision in patients who do not medically qualify for LASIK eye surgery or PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy). Situations like this can include thin corneas, or corneas suffering from Keratoconus, Keratoglobus or pellucidal marginal degeneration. Dry eyes may also be a factor in choosing Prelex lens surgery or PIE over Lasik eye procedure.
You may be a good candidate for PRELEX if:
Many different types of refractive lenses can be used in a PRELEX procedure. After carefully examining your eyes, Dr. Khanna will recommend the best lens for your unique needs.
Almost everyone who undergoes PRELEX lens exchangewill not need glasses for distance vision, and most patients will not need reading glasses either. Another major advantage of PRELEX is that it prevents cataracts, since they cannot form in an artificial lens.
Other benefits of the PRELEX procedure include:
PRELEX is one of the safest treatments of its kind. If you have presbyopia, or if you have been told you are not a candidate for other types of refractive surgery, contact The Khanna Institute today to schedule a free PRELEX screening. No matter what your vision problems are, Dr. Khanna can help.
The Khanna Institute serves patients throughout the Los Angeles area, with offices in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, California.
***Dr. Khanna recently published an e-book online about PRELEX. To read his book, visit www.prelexbook.com.
Information provided by
Rajesh Khanna, MD
P.S Each eye is unique. You need to discuss with your Eye surgeon to see what the best option is for you.