The artificial lens – lens implantation: Today, 90% of all diagnoses of ametropia can be successfully corrected with eye laser surgery. However, not all patients can be helped in this way. Reasons for this are a cornea that is too thin, the ametropia is too high or the cornea is too severely crooked. A laser eye treatment is not possible in this case. The helpful solution is lens implantation.
The Successful Lens Implantation in Turkey
Ophthalmology has continuously made great advances over the past two decades. If laser eye surgery reaches its limits, lens implantation can help. The ametropia is corrected with the gentle surgical insertion of an artificial lens. The blurred image that was produced is corrected with the artificial lens. The refractive power error of the natural eye lens can thus be optimally and completely eliminated. Another possible procedure is refractive lens exchange. The difference to lens implantation is that with this procedure the natural lens does not remain. Surgery is possible when you are of legal age.
The Two Procedures of Artificial Lens Implantation Examined in More Detail
When implanting the phakic lens, the artificial lens is placed directly in front of the patient’s own lens. With refractive lens exchange, the lenses are completely exchanged. The suitability for an implantable lens begins with far-sightedness of up to +10 dpt and with short-sightedness of up to around -20 dpt. If there is astigmatism, then the implant is made up to about 6 dpt.
The surgical intervention is performed under local anesthesia. The artificial lens is inserted through a small gap, made by making a small incision, between the lens and the iris. The lens itself unfold slowly in the eye spot. The incision closes again by itself. Alternatively, it can be closed with a suture. The natural lens is preserved. The eye itself does not perceive the artificial lens as a foreign body.
The Refractive Lens Exchange
The refractive lens exchange also takes place surgically with local anesthesia. Your own lens is removed. The artificial lens is used instead. The procedure is comparable to that of a diagnosed cataract. Severe visual defects can be compensated in this way. This procedure is possible up to approx. -24 dpt and from +8 dpt. The surgeon needs about 20 minutes per eye. A minimal incision is made at the edge of the cornea.
The natural lens is removed. The new lens is implanted. As with implantation, the lens unfolds on its own. The incision will heal on its own or can be sewn up. This eye surgery is suitable for people over the age of 45. The medical team in Turkey / Antalya looks forward to an informative initial consultation with you.