Refractive intra-ocular lens
REFRACTIVE INTRA-OCULAR LENS
Intraocular lens implantation is performed when excimer laser surgery (LASIK or PRK) is not possible. The intraocular lens is either placed above the lens of the eye ("phakic" lens implant), or the lens replaces the lens itself (‘pseudophakic’ implant)
In order to optimize the results, we perform a detailed analysis of several factors:
• What are your visual needs? This requires a thorough consultation as to your needs and expectations (vision at far, intermediate, or near distance, computer, activities, sports etc.), in order to recommend you the best possible solution
• What is the quality of vision possible and what are the realistic expectations of the outcome? The condition of the whole ocular system must be evaluated: the tear film layer, the optical defects of the cornea, and the internal health of the eye (tests for glaucoma, retinal problems, etc.)
• Optimize results after surgery if necessary; adjustment of the result with an excimer laser etc.
Our goal is to give you the best possible result with the best available technology. This is only possible after a thorough examination of your eyes, and a full discussion with you of your visual needs and expectations.
This is why we have established a surgical tariff and related costs, to which we add the actual price charged to us for your implant. We believe that this way of dealing with our patients is clear, transparent, and avoids any possibility of conflict of interest.
✓ "PSEUDOPHAKIC" LENS WITH EXTRACTION OF THE LENS:
The implantation of an intraocular lens is a technique that can correct high myopia in adults who are not candidates for laser surgery. This lens is implanted between the crystalline lens and the iris (ICL lens of Staar Surgical).
Lens extraction and intraocular lens implantation is performed in people over 50 years of age. Indications may include:
• hypermetropia or sharp myopia
• presbyopia (either in monovision or with a multi-focal intraocular implant)
• an opacification of the lens (cataract)
A small incision is made in the cornea. With the aid of an ultrasonic probe, the lens is pulverized to aspirate its contents.
The next step is to implant an artificial acrylic lens, a flexible and flexible material that has been developed specifically for the eye.
The implant can correct vision at a distance only (monofocal implant) or at multiple distances (mutlifocal implant).
In addition, all these lenses can also correct astigmatism..
The various options for our patients
Distance vision in both eyes.
This solution is suitable for people who require excellent 3-dimensional vision (drivers, sportsmen, etc.). These people will need glasses for any nearby activity (reading, computer, tinkering, cooking, etc...)
Monovision: one eye for far, the other for near
One eye is corrected for far, and the other close. This approach is therefore a compromise, neither perfect from a distance, nor perfect from near, but offers an independence of wearing glasses for reading and activities of close. Monovision is not tolerated by everyone, and depends on your activities. It is therefore necessary to test it first with contact lenses.
Multi-focal intraocular lens: distance, intermediate, and near vision
This type of implant has concentric circles where the light is focused from near and far (bifocal lens), or even from near, at intermediate distance, and from afar (tri-focal lens).
In the case of these multi-focal lenses, there may be loss of contrast and sometimes halos and reflections in night vision. So these lenses are not suitable for people who: are "visual perfectionists" or who have to drive a lot at night or who already have an anomaly of vision that reduces the quality of their vision.