What is a Lens implantation?
Lens implantation is the treatment method for correcting presbyopia, very high diopters and cataracts. A distinction is made between the implantation of multifocal lenses for presbyopic patients and patients with cataracts and the implantation of ICL intraocular lenses (phakic lenses) for patients with very severe ametropia.
Lens implantations usually take place on an outpatient basis. The treatment takes only a few minutes per eye and is painless with local drip anesthesia. A requirement for an optimal treatment result with lens implants is a detailed preliminary examination.
Lens implantation treatment methods and costs
Different types of lens treatment are available depending on the type and severity of the refractive error.
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Lens implantation: treatment and procedure
The surgery: step by step to life without glasses.
Preliminary medical examination
Our doctors examine your eyes comprehensively and thus lay the foundation for your life without glasses.
Your lens surgery
Lens implantation only takes a few minutes per eye and is performed on an outpatient basis. We usually treat your eyes on two consecutive days.
Your start into a life without glasses
In the first few days after the treatment, your eyes will get used to the new way of seeing. We accompany the restoration of your vision with regular follow-up examinations.
How safe is lens implantation?
Lens implantation with multifocal or ICL lenses is one of the world’s safest and most effective correction methods for presbyopia, cataracts and severe ametropia. With more than xx eyes treated each year, lens implantations are standard treatments at CARE Vision.
Lens implantation with high quality technology
Our goal is the best possible viewing experience for our patients. With leading technology and the extensive expertise of our doctors, we enable optimal treatment results when correcting your individual ametropia.
Can you replace an artificial lens?
An artificial lens can be exchanged for another artificial lens. However, this is extremely rarely necessary. At CARE Vision, we only use high-quality artificial lenses to correct ametropia. As a rule, our patients tolerate these lenses very well and can enjoy their newly won freedom to the full just one or two days after the lens surgery.
Frequently asked questions about lens treatment (FAQ)
When implanting a multifocal lens (trifocal lens), the eye’s natural lens is removed through a tiny incision at the edge of the cornea and replaced with an artificial lens. The entire treatment only takes a few minutes per eye and is completely painless for most patients thanks to numbing eye drops.
The ICL lens / phakic intraocular lens frees you from glasses and contact lenses. It is a lens implant that is placed on the natural lens in the posterior chamber of the eye in a minimal procedure that takes about 10 minutes per eye. The artificial lens cannot be felt or seen. It is custom-made for the respective patient in order to correct the existing short-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism. This procedure can be used to correct several ametropia at the same time.
No, the lens stays in the eye and you don’t even notice it.
Yes, because the natural composition of the eye is not changed by the phakic lens (ICL). The natural lens is preserved. This means that there is a harmonious interplay between the artificial lens and the natural structure of the eye.
In a multifocal lens implantation, the natural lens is replaced with an artificial lens to treat presbyopia. The aim of an ICL is to compensate for extreme visual impairments in younger years. Here the artificial lens is inserted into the eye in addition to the natural lens.
Basically, multifocal lens treatment is possible for most presbyopia wearers of glasses or contact lenses. However, there are various medical conditions that need to be checked during a medical examination.
Patients between the ages of 18 and 45 who suffer from very high ametropia are suitable for the implantation of a phakic intraocular lens. Short-sightedness up to -23.5 diopters, long-sightedness up to 12 diopters and astigmatism up to 6 diopters can be compensated.
When implanting a phakic intraocular lens, the eyes are first numbed with eye drops. The artificial ICL lens is placed in front of or behind the natural lens through a tiny opening at the edge of the cornea. The whole treatment only takes a few minutes.
A lens implantation with multifocal lenses amounts to approx. €2.700 per eye; an ICL treatment to approx. €2.900 per eye. Billing according to GOÄ after completion of the treatment.
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