Smart Lens Surgery
WHAT IS SMART LENS? (THREE MULTIFOCAL INTRAOCULAR LENSES)
WHY ARE SMART LENSES NEEDED?
Every person has a natural lens inside the eye, and this lens is both transparent and elastic. Thanks to its flexibility, this lens can focus on the distance viewed by changing its shape at every near and far view. In this way, we can see both far and near.
With advancing age, the natural lens in the eye first loses its flexibility. After a while, he can’t change shape when looking up close and can’t focus on the close. As time passes, it also loses its transparency in older ages and cataracts form.
Our own natural intraocular lens, which loses its flexibility around the age of 40, is an interchangeable lens. An artificial lens called a Smart lens is placed in place of our deformed natural lens. This new lens can now focus both far, intermediate and near. The patient who has a smart lens (Intraocular Lens) will not develop cataracts in the future.
It can be applied to all patients over the age of 40 who do not want to wear glasses and have both distance and near vision problems. If the patient is over the age of 35 and the eye number is so distorted that it cannot be corrected by laser, a smart lens can be inserted. In addition, smart lenses can be applied to patients with cataract problems at older ages.
Smart lens surgery includes anesthetizing the eye, removing the problematic natural lens in the eye and placing the smart lens in general terms. The operation time is approximately 10 minutes for each eye. It is an operation performed using the phacoemulsification method. It is carried out in 2 sessions. A few days after one eye is operated, the other eye is operated within the same period.