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CATARACT EXTRACTION

A cataract is a clouding of the lens and is the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 65. The only treatment option is a cataract extraction.

WHAT IS CATARACT?

The cataract is a medical condition where the otherwise clear lens in the eye becomes progressively cloudier. The cataract is the most common eye disorder in general, is usually diagnosed in middle and old age and becomes visible behind the pupil. EuroEyes offers the cataract treatment on an outpatient basis using highly advanced methods of lens exchange. The natural lens is replaced with a clear artificial lens (intraocluar lens), which is also referred to as a lens exchange (RLE). Generally, multifocal lenses or alternatively monofocal lenses are used for the correction.

CATARACT TREATMENT STEPS

CATARACT TREATMENT STEPS

Preparing the Eye

This outpatient procedure typically lasts 15 minutes per eye. Eye drop anesthetics create a pain free procedure. The eye is opened with a key-hole incision in the corneal periphery that heals without a suture.

CATARACT TREATMENT STEPS

Removing the Lens

The fibrous capsule behind the pupil is opened in a circular manner and the eye's now opaque lens core is removed. The capsule then functions as supporting tissue for the implanted artificial lens. Each patient receives a custom-made artificial lens implant that has lifetime durability.

CATARACT TREATMENT STEPS

Implanting the Artificial Lens

The surgeon inserts the injector holding the artificial lens through the key-hole incision into the eye. The lens unfolds and is positioned into the vacant lens capsule. It can remain in the eye for a lifetime and can be either monofocal or multifocal. Since a monofocal lens has only one focal point, the patient is still dependent on glasses after the operation. A multifocal lens, on the other hand, has several focal points. It enables sharp vision at different distances and thus a life without glasses. The procedure restores clear vision and corrects for presbyopia and near-, farsightedness and astigmatism.

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