Intraocular lenses are artificial lenses that are implanted into the eye as substitute or in addition to the natural lens.
For patients, who are severely long-sighted (approx. +3 to approx. +8 dpt.) or short-sighted (approx. -10 to approx.-20 dpt.), phakic intraocular lenses are a very good option to correct their defective vision. Afterwards, patients usually no longer need reading glasses or contact lenses. Unfortunately, the combination with LASIK is not possible in severe defective vision.
Retain your own lens
If you don’t suffer from presbyopia, your own natural lens will be retained – you just receive an additional plastic lens. Depending on indication and/or location, this can either be a posterior or anterior chamber intraocular lens.
It is easy to predict the success of the lens implantation before the procedure. The operation is straightforward. It is performed as outpatient procedure under local anaesthesia with eye drops and normally takes about half an hour. The operation of the second eye is usually done a few days later.
The lenses are well tolerated by the body. Recovery time after surgery is short and one day after the surgery vision is already quite good. Full vision is attained after approximately 8 weeks.
Advantages of artificial lenses
The lens implants cannot be seen or felt in the eye. By retaining the natural lens, the eye can still focus naturally. Should it become necessary, the artificial intraocular lens can be removed at any time, a subsequent correction by a replacement lens is also possible.
Good advice is crucial
Which type of lens is suitable for you, depends, among others, on the level of your short- or long-sightedness. Here at the Eye Laser Centre, examine all parameter. Please contact us for a consultation. We will inform you in detail, answer all your questions and explain all advantages and possible side effects.