Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome

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Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome

As we age, the lens inside the eye progressively loses its natural flexibility.  Overall quality of vision also begins to deteriorate due to changes in the protein that makes up the lens, causing it to become yellow rather than clear.  There may be an increase in lens opacity, less contrast sensitivity, mild glare and an increase in aberrations.  This is what is known as Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome (DLS).  DLS will affect everyone at some point in their life, with most noticing these symptoms in their 40's.  Patients find that they are holding the newspaper further away and eventually find that reading glasses are needed to bring small print into focus.

Eventually, these lens changes will lead to cataracts.  In years past, individuals needed to wait until cataracts were significantly affecting their vision before surgery was an option, however with today's advances in technology, patients with DLS have options to treat their visual disturbances before cataracts develop.  Refractive Lens Exchange is a great option for patients who are motivated to get out of glasses but don't want to wait until cataracts develop.


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"When Dr. Boland suggested Lipiflow for my dry eyes after years of over the counter drops as well as prescription drops, hot compresses, changing makeup and creams, and eventually just going without and still not getting relief – I didn't hesitate to leap at the chance for this procedure. I didn't care about the cost. I wanted my life back and hoped that this might enable the outcome. Let me state without reserve that I couldn't be happier and so grateful that Dr. Boland has invested in this technology!"


"I went to Dr. Boland approximately three years ago due to severe eye pain in the right eye.  He diagnosed me with severe dry eye disease.  In April Dr. Boland told me about a new treatment called Lipiflow.  I had the treatment and two days later my eye pain was gone.  I would recommend this treatment for anyone who has severe dry eye disease.  The Lipiflow treatment has been a miracle for me."

-Reba H.



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