WHAT IS LENS REPLACEMENT SURGERY?
Lens replacement surgery (also called Refractive Lens Exchange, or RLE) is a sophisticated development of cataract surgery, one of the world’s most frequently performed surgical procedure. The natural lens of the eye is permanently replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) in order to reduce refractive error and improve focus. In doing so, the patient should have significantly reduced the need for glasses or no longer need them at all and typically takes 20 minutes per eye. Lens replacement surgery is suitable for all ages but is much more beneficial to people above the age of 45 when people start becoming presbyopic and require reading spectacles.The procedure is a safe and permanent way to correct both short or long-sightedness, and prevent or remove cataract.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR NATURAL LENS REPLACEMENT?
- Long-sightedness (Hyperopia)
- Short-sightedness (Myopia)
- Dependence on bifocal, varifocal or multifocal contact lenses or glasses
Trifocal lenses, which is also called smart lenses, have long been used by specialists in cataract operations. Trifocal lenses offer correction for near and far vision, but also enable a person to see clearly at an intermediate level (about the length of your arm). Trifocals help correct the intermediate zone by featuring a second small lens segment directly above the area used to correct near vision. Intraocular lenses are divided into two groups: monofocal and multifocal. The third (intelligent) lenses have 3 foci. After this operation, patients can read books, use computers and watch TV without glasses.
3 focused lenses called smart lenses has been one of the most widely used methods in our country for about 3-4 years. Multifocal lenses were generally used prior to trifocal lenses,both types of lenses allow you to focus on multiple distances: multifocal provides sharp vision for near and distant ranges, while trifocal provides sharp vision for near, intermediate and distance vision.The main advantage of trifocal lenses is that they offer tremendous advantages at medium distance which was not available with the previous lenses.
APPLIED TRIFOCAL LENS
In our lens replacement treatment method, we use trifocal lenses from the companies
1. Johnson & Johnson
REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE
Refractive lens exchange is a type of eye surgery used to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness. It is the safest painless method for correction of eye defects from the patients who wish to eliminate the need to wear glasses or contact lenses. This advanced surgical treatment ensure you a life without glasses with a long term effect. It is a 15 minute procedure that involves implanting a plastic intraocular lens (IOL) in place of the patient’s natural lens. The only difference is that in this procedure, instead of a cloudy lens, a dysfunctional lens is removed and replaced with a new lens, which compensates for the ametropia. For RLE the patient has to be over the age of 40, experiencing presbyopia, and have not yet developed cataracts. The recovery time is about two weeks. To aid recovery you’ll have anti-inflammatory and antibiotic eye drops. A few days of slight discomfort and glare or blurred vision is completely normal while you recover from lens replacements and your eye settles down.
IN THIS CASE TOO, THE MAPA EYE CLINIC OFFERS YOU AN EFFECTIVE OPERATION: REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE!
Refractive lens exchange means that your natural lens is replaced by a new, artificial, special multifocal lens. This procedure is identical to cataract surgery and is therefore one of the safest and most frequently performed operations on the human body. Thanks to the absolutely safe and painless lens implantation method, it is also possible for people over 45 to finally get rid of their annoying glasses and see every little detail exactly. And this also applies to presbyopia, the so-called presbyopia. Thanks to the lens implantation and multifocal lenses, you no longer need varifocals or reading glasses. You can see sharply again, both near and far.
LENS IMPLANTATION – WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
It is a simple, painless outpatient procedure that we do at the Clinic, used for those clients who not only need glasses for reading, but also for distance.The procedure only takes a few minutes and is performed using local anesthesia. The first eye is operated on, followed by the second a few days later.During a lens implantation procedure, our specialists remove the original lens using the classic method, phacoemulsification, and place a new multifocal lens in its place. Immediately after the procedure, your eye may burn, itch, or feel like there is something in it. You may experience some discomfort, or in some cases, mild pain and your doctor may suggest you take a mild pain reliever. Both your eyes may tear or water. Your vision will probably be hazy or blurry.
FEMTO – WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
Femtosecond (FS) laser is an infrared laser with a wavelength of 1053nm. FS laser like Nd: YAG laser works by producing photodisruption or photoionization of the optically transparent tissue such as the cornea.Originally, the femtosecond laser was used for the laser correction of ametropia. A femtosecond laser produces light pulses so brief they have to be measured in “femtoseconds,” which translates to trillionths of a second.Today, it also ensures increased safety during refractive lens exchange and cataract surgery. The classic method of phacoemulsification requires the surgeon to incise the cornea with a scalpel and create a circular opening in the front of the lens capsule. The hard lens is then shredded with ultrasound and suctioned off, after which the new artificial lens can be implanted. With the Femto method, the CATALYS laser takes over these cuts and the shredding of the lens, which makes the entire procedure much gentler and more precise. Here, too, you benefit from all three advantages thanks to the multifocal lens! Your eyesight is clearly improved at all three distances – in the near, far and intermediate range. The Femto thus enables the patient to see the entire image clearly and distinctly, usually without glasses.
Femto LASIK can heal faster and result in fewer complications than traditional LASIK because it uses a laser rather than a mechanical cutting tool to make a small flap in the surface of the eye. The end goal is to reshape the cornea with a laser to resolve vision problems like nearsightedness and farsightedness. In our Clinic, we use the world’s most recognized premium lenses in combination with the femtosecond laser. This is how we achieve the highest precision, the best result and the lowest complication rate when correcting your visual defect.
In our Eye Clinic, we attach great importance to both the high quality of professional care for our patients and the selection of the most suitable lens implants for them. That is the reason why we only offer you implants from the two best quality manufacturers who are world leaders not only in production and quality, but also in the development of lens implants. All lens implants that we use at our clinic are made from a soft, hydrophobic acrylic. They are easily foldable and can therefore be implanted through minimal incisions. The most modern design and material of the artificial lenses ensure the best possible eyesight and reduce the risk of secondary cataracts. Because of this, careful implant selection is a very important step in achieving long-term results and continued satisfaction.