Lightweight adjustable lens from RxSight® uses ultraviolet light technology to physically adjust the lens after implantation to improve patients’ vision after surgery
RENO, NV (November 2, 2022) – Eye care professionalsan eye practice in northern Nevada, now offers the RxSight Light adjustable lens® (ALL) to cataract patients eligible for the corrective vision solution. LAL lenses, created by RXSight, are the only intraocular lens implant that can be personalized for each patient after cataract surgery through proprietary ultraviolet light treatments. While it is the first lens of its kind to help cataract patients in this way, it is also the first lens of its kind that can be physically modified once implanted to improve patient outcomes.
Cataracts form when proteins and fibers in the eye’s natural lens begin to break down and break down optical clarity, which can cause cloudy, hazy vision. The cataracts then continue to worsen to the point where surgery is needed to improve vision. According to the World Health Organization (WHO)cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the world and according to American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), it is estimated that 50% of Americans will have developed cataracts by the age of 75. Some patients begin to develop cataracts as early as age 40. The LAL lens responds to targeted ultraviolet light treatments after surgery, physically reshaping the lens by rearranging special molecules in the lens material, so doctors and patients can get closer to 20/20 vision.
“Eye Care Professionals is proud to offer such patient-centric technology, especially as these lenses help individuals regain even more independence in their daily lives through sharper vision after cataract surgery. “said Dr. Matthew Mills, owner and senior ophthalmologist. “This breakthrough lens helps us personalize patients’ vision after surgery, something we haven’t been able to do until now.”
A study conducted by RxSight indicated that patients who received ALL and post-operative treatments were twice as likely to achieve 20/20 vision compared to patients who received standard lens implants.
“As the ophthalmology needs of Nevada patients continue to grow, we are proud to offer the latest technologies and products that improve patient health outcomes and quality of life,” said Dr. Mills. “Our team is eager to learn how these lenses improve the daily activities of our customers’ lives.”
Dr. Matthew Mills, MD, is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and received his MD from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, TX. He interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Louisiana State University Medical Center. He is an associate clinical professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
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About Eye Care Professionals:
Founded in the 1950s, Eye Care Professionals is an ophthalmology and optometry practice with a long tradition of excellence in medical and surgical eye care. The team is comprised of highly experienced ophthalmologists and optometrists who serve as instructors, educational speakers, and area leaders who consistently pioneer state-of-the-art eye technologies and procedures in the region and state. Learn more about the practice at renoeyecare.com.