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LENS SURGERY
MULTIFOCAL &
PHAKE/ICK LENSES

A lens implantation is the treatment method for the correction of Presbyopia and very high diopter values.  A distinction is made between the implantation of multifocal lenses for Presbyopia patients and the implantation of phakic intraocular lenses (ICL) for patients with very high refractive errors.

For both methods it is treated on an outpatient basis. Pro eye it only takes a few minutes – thanks to local anesthetic drops – virtually painless.

An intensive preliminary investigation is required for an optimal treatment.

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MULTIFOCAL LENS IMPLANTATION
PRESBYOPIA(MIOL)

Starting at about age 45, almost everyone experiences some blurriness with their close-up vision. This is caused by the aging process of the lens. It loses its elasticity and thus its ability to adjust to various distances (accommodation loss). This is why most people must wear reading glasses or magnifying glasses in order to compensate for eye lens aging.

But there is a solution for those affected by presbyopia – implantation of a multifocal intraocular lens to replace your eye's own lens.

Phakic Lens Implantation (ICL)

For patients with very high diopter values, an eye laser surgery is no longer the right procedure to correct the refractive error.

There´s a solution for this as well: patients with extremely strong visual impairments have the possibility to qualify for the implantation of phakic intraocular lenses.

This also belongs to the modern methods of refractive surgery and allows corrections even with extremely strong visual impairments.

A phakic lens implantation can be done in 18 to 45-year-old patients who meet very specific criteria. The implanted lenses can correct nearsightedness (-3 to -23.5 diopters) and nearsightedness(+1 to +12 diopters). Cylindrical deviations can also be corrected by lens implantation. However, the artificial lens cannot replace reading glasses for people with presbyopia.

FAQ about Multifocal lenses

For patients with very high diopter values, an eye laser surgery is no longer the right procedure to correct the refractive error.

There´s a solution for this as well: patients with extremely strong visual impairments have the possibility to qualify for the implantation of phakic intraocular lenses.

This also belongs to the modern methods of refractive surgery and allows corrections even with extremely strong visual impairments.

A phakic intraocular lens is implanted in 18- to 45 years old that meet certain requirements. Through the implanted lens Myopia (-3 to -23,5 diopter) and Hyperopia (+1 to +12 diopter) can be balanced. Also cylindrical deviations (Astigmatism) can be corrected with a lens implant. However, the artificial lens cannot replace the reading glasses in case of Presbyopia.

How does multifocal lens implantation function?

When implanting a multifocal lens, the natural lens of the eye is removed through a tiny incision at the edge of the cornea and implanting an artificial multifocal intraocular lens.

The artificial lenses are so compressed and shaped to unfold in the capsular bay of the eye itself and assume the original position of the natural lens. The operated eye is then covered with a bandage which will be removed on the following day. The incision is so small that usually it does not require stitches however will heal automatically. 

 

How soon will I have vision after a multifocal lens implantation?

Normally, the day after the procedure you can already resume your usual activities; however these should be limited to a moderate level. Strenuous activities should be avoided at all times. You should give the eye some rest. In the first 24 hours after surgery, the eye is significantly recovered and the visual acuity is gradually improved. However it may take several weeks until an optimum and stable vision is reached. You´ll receive accurate information how to conduct yourself in the first period after surgery and what your limitations are.

 

When can I participate in sports or return to work?

Normally, the day after the procedure you can already resume your usual activities; however these should be limited to a moderate level. Strenuous activities should be avoided at all times. You should give the eye some rest. In the first 24 hours after surgery, the eye is significantly recovered and the visual acuity is gradually improved. Often the reading ability is already present the next day. However it may take several weeks until an optimum and stable vision is reached. You´ll receive accurate information how to conduct yourself in the first period after surgery and what your limitations are.

What happens during the aftercare?

Three months after the surgery, you are still under careful observation with the attending physician. You´re invited to attend several follow –up visits. Modern hygiene standards and effective antibiotics treatments ensures that complications rarely occur.