Struggling With Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome?

Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome, or DLS, is a common, progressive loss of function of the lens inside the eye. It is an age-related condition which occurs in everyone between the ages of 45 and 60.

DLS is characterized by the progressive loss of the natural flexibility and clarity of the lens. At first, DLS is largely unnoticeable, but over time, the symptoms start to manifest. If after years of nearly perfect or 20/20 vision, you start to notice that your vision is blurry, you may be suffering from the above-named condition. There’s no cause for alarm, as this condition is very common and it is treatable.

DLS occurs in three stages – all of which are curable.

The first stage is characterized by a loss of vision. It commonly occurs in people in their 40s; they start to notice that they can’t see as well as they used to see. This condition affects near vision. You find it hard to read a book, magazine or a newspaper without a pair of reading glasses. 

The second stage occurs mostly in people in their 50s and 60s; the quality of vision both at near and far distances diminish. You find it difficult to read or see in the dark, and you need more light to read.

The third stage of DLS is characterized by the appearance of a cataract. This is the clouding of the lens of the eye, leading to loss of vision on some or all fields of vision.

Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome is treatable!

Treatment of this condition involves taking out the old lens and replacing it with a synthetic lens that now performs the function of your natural lens. Also called Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), or Clear Lens Exchange (CLE), it’s a procedure with twofold benefits for the aging eye. During the surgery, the eye’s natural crystalline lens is replaced with an artificial lens. This artificial lens corrects any existing nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, and also eliminates the patient’s inevitable future development of cataracts in the crystalline lens.

With this new lens, you are able to see both near and far, and you are able to see clearly! No need for reading glasses, no need for contact lenses, no itchy or runny eyes from frequently wearing and taking out your contacts, no need to constantly adjust your reading light. You can now drive, workout, go fishing, play sports, run out of the house without having to go back for your reading glasses or your contact lenses, and do all you used to do before DLS.

The best part of the whole package is that the procedure is a once-and-for-all procedure. It is a permanent procedure with permanent results.

Is the procedure safe?

Yes, the lens implantation procedure is completely safe. With the right eye surgeon, one who is experienced and has been tried and tested, you have nothing to worry about. Why settle for poor vision when you can see clearer?!

Katzen Eye Group offers patients a better vision and a life without glasses. There’s a better way to see the world, and it’s with an extraordinary clarity you may never have imagined.

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