Although the cataract is one of the most frequent deseases, there is no "conservative" Treatment available.
In order to prevent the increasing loss of eyesight and prevent further eye diseases, the only option is to replace the old (original) lens with an artificial one. Without surgery, the progression of the disease will continue and can lead to blindness. This routine procedure is one of the most frequently performed types of eye surgery which is both safe and has low risk of complications.
BEFORE THE OPERATION
It is important to have a detailed examination before the procedure. An assessment is made of the stage of the disease, its influence on your vision and the possibility of other existing eye diseases. We determine precisely which lens is the most appropriate one for the maximum improvement of your vision. In recent years , the methods of correcting virtually any visual defect by customizing the lens have greatly developed and we are able to provide you with a solution to the problem with your vision through the use of a monofocal lens for distance , a multifocal lens (for close-up and distance) and also a varifocal or trifocal lens(for all distances). A corneal curvature can also be compensated. We will explain the advantages and disadvantages in detail in a consultation.
The procedure takes about 15 minutes.:
- the eye is locally anaesthetised with a drop of anaesthetic, so you will only feel a slight pressure but no pain.
- Access to your current lens is created witha small cut of approximately 2mm.
- Your current lens is ultrasonically dissolved and aspirated in several steps.
- The new rolled-up lens is inserted through a cannula, unfolds itself and is optimally positioned.
- The procedure is over and you can leave the clinic after about an hour.
- Take a look at the animated presentation of a cataract operation.