Black Hills Regional Eye Institute Now Offers Light Adjustable Lens™

Light Adjustable Lens

Black Hills Regional Eye Institute, the area’s premier cataract surgery center, now offers RxSight Light Adjustable Lens® implants. The RxSight Light Adjustable Lens® is the first and only intraocular lens (IOL) that can be customized after cataract surgery, delivering superior vision outcomes that non-adjustable IOLs cannot match.

What is the RxSight Light Adjustable Lens®?

The RxSight Light Adjustable Lens® is made of a special photosensitive material that can be adjusted in response to ultraviolet (UV) light. This optimization is done by your eye doctor in the weeks following lens implantation through a series of non-invasive light treatments that take only a few minutes each.

 

How is the RxSight Light Adjustable Lens® different than traditional IOLs?

With traditional IOLs, your physician performs measurements before your surgery in order to select the best IOL to try to achieve your vision goals. Once your surgery is complete and the IOL has been implanted, your physician has limited options to adjust the lens power.

However, with the RxSight Light Adjustable Lens®, you and your doctor can now customize your vision after your eye has healed from cataract surgery. This is because the Light Adjustable Lens is made of a special photosensitive material that changes the shape and power of your implanted lens in response to UV light. You and your physician will have the unique ability to adjust and preview your vision until it meets your personal desires and lifestyle requirements.

 

Why Choose RxSight Light Adjustable Lens®?

The Light Adjustable Lens delivers superior vision outcomes that non-adjustable IOLs cannot match. In a clinical study, the majority of patients who received the Light Adjustable Lens achieved 20/20 or better vision at 6 months without glasses. 1

 

How does the IOL implantation process differ with RxSight Light Adjustable Lens®?

The cataract removal and IOL implantation procedure is the same as if you selected a non-adjustable IOL. Then, in the weeks following implantation, your physician will customize your vision through a series of non-invasive light treatments. You may need 3 to 5 total light treatments over a period of 1 to 2 weeks to reach your vision goals. Once your vision is adjusted, a final light treatment is used to lock in the results.

Exposure to indoor and outdoor sources of UV light can cause uncontrolled changes to the Light Adjustable Lense until all light treatments are completed. To prevent this, patients must wear special UV protective glasses provided by RxSight during all waking hours, from the time of lens implantation until 24 hours after the final lock-in light treatment is completed.

Patients will be provided with two types of protective glasses: a clear pair that must be worn indoors, and a tinted pair that must be worn in all bright sunlight conditions. The glasses may be removed when sleeping, showering, washing the face, or applying eye drops as long as the patient is not exposed to direct sunlight.

Unprotected exposure to UV light during the period before the final lock-in light treatment can result in unpredictable changes to the Light Adjustable Lens, which might necessitate removal of the lens.

 

Interested in RxSight Light Adjustable Lens®?

If you’d like to know more about the RxSight Light Adjustable Lens® and how it can improve your vision, visit with your trusted cataract specialist at the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute.

Our team provides cataract surgery and management at the following locations:

  • Rapid City, SD
  • Pierre, SD
  • Casper WY

 

Additionally, we also provide cataract management at the following locations:

  • Deadwood, SD
  • Hot Springs, SD
  • Spearfish, SD
  • Sturgis, SD
  • Gillette, WY

 

Call us today at (605) 341-2000 to schedule your free consultation!

 

 

 

  1. US Food and Drug Administration. Summary of Safety and Effectiveness (SSED) of Light Adjustable Lens and Light Delivery Device system.