INTRAOCULAR LENS TREATMENT
Patients who want to get rid of their eyeglasses but are not suitable for a laser treatment can say goodbye to their glasses thanks to intraocular lens surgeries. In this technique, a 3-mm incision is made to enter the eye and the membrane of the lens is removed in round form. The eye's natural lens is emulsified using an instrument that emits ultrasound waves, aspirated and then replaced by a new, foldable lens. This method is called clear lens exchange. The lens inserted in the eye through the 3-mm incision and body temperature transforms the lens into its normal shape.In this treatment method, the natural lens in the eye is removed and replaced with a lens with multifocal functionality. There are some rings in these lenses. Some of these rings provide far vision and some near vision. Thus, both distant and near objects are projected clearly on the eye's yellow spot, which provides visual acuity. Patients can adapt to this very quickly and get rid of their glasses for near and far vision.
Patient selection is very important in this treatment. It should be considered carefully if near or far vision is more important for the patient. The patient's pupillary size is another significant consideration in patient selection. Another advantage of the treatment is that it offers a simple solution for patients who need to undergo a cataract surgery by eliminating cataract and solving the near- or far-sightedness problem in the same session.
First of all, the patient should have a detailed eye examination. Not every patient’s eye may be suitable for this type of surgery. The professional status, age, social activity, reading habits and intellectual level of cataract patients are also significant in patient selection. With correct patient selection, appropriate technique, experience of the physician and the institution where the operation takes place - and of course correct lens selection - high success rates are achieved in this type of surgery.
The patient regains normal vision within 1-2 days after surgery. Far-sightedness, near-sightedness and astigmatism can be corrected by this method.