Lens Implant Surgeries


What is Lens Implant

Lens implant surgeries are performed as a vision correction for patients who suffer from high degrees of myopia and hyperopia, also used for patients whose cornea thickness is less than normal.

The planted lens is placed in front of the iris (often) or behind it, and this is done without removing the natural lens of the eye.

The lens implant surgery takes around 10 minutes (per eye), where the patient does not feel any pain, due to the eye drop given as a local anesthesia, then the lens is inserted in to the eye within an opening of 3 millimeters.

The patient can leave as soon as the surgery ends, where no bandage is needed to cover the eye, and the patient can fully see without the use of eyeglasses. Once the surgery ends, the patient can be seen clearly within a maximum period of 5 weeks.

Foldable Lens Implant

Foldable lenses are an artificial lenses transplanted in to the eye, where this kind of lenses gets into the eye while it’s folded inside a special injector through a very small incision of a diameter of 2.7 millimeters.

After the entering procedure, the folded lens is placed between the eye's natural lens and the iris or placed inside the iris.

The procedure takes around 1 minute (per eye), where a local anesthesia is used in this surgery.

Toric Lens Implant

Toric lens implantation is considered as the best among other cornea implantation surgeries, that it is less risky, where this surgery is used to heal Myopia, Keratoconus, and Astigmatism, where Toric lens surgery uses a local anesthesia.

The advantage of Toric lens is that they are not rejected by the eye; due to that the Toric lens is made out of the same materials that the real lenses are made of.

Phacoemulsification Surgery

The surgery is done for those who suffer from blackout internal lens, where the doctor opens one or two incision in the eye, and starts softening the lens and cracking dark parts using ultrasound.

The surgery takes about 30 minutes (per eye) under general anesthesia, and then the doctor remove parts of it using the vacuum, then a new lens is transplanted into the eye, where this lens cannot be seen from outside.

After performing the phacoemulsification surgery, patients with extreme myopia have to wear eyeglasses or lenses for a better vision.

Multifocal Lens implant

Multifocal lenses are usually single-focus, that means they combines the light at one point, then the patient can see clearly only at long distances, not for short distances, where the patient has to wear eyeglasses for reading and writing.

When a multifocal lens is transplanted, the patient can see clearly for short and long distances, where he can see naturally, where two types of multifocal lenses exist.

In the first type, the doctor measures the strength of the muscles of patient’s internal eye, as this kind of multiple, lenses focus depends on the internal eye muscles in contraction and extraversion, where the doctor needs to know the strength of the muscles that will perform contraction to show close objects such as reading writing, and extraversion in order to show distant objects as driving the car.

In the second type of multifocal lenses includes two different lenses to be transplanted in to the eye, the first one is equipped with a multifocal refractive lenses and the other is equipped with a multifocal diffraction lenses, in order to give a natural vision to the patient for short and long distance objects.

Multifocal lenses are made of acrylic with a surface that is not conglobate.

Multifocal lenses are considered as the best among the other types of lenses due to their ability to show objects from short and far distances.

Kindly see our full lens transplantation surgeries under the Blocked Tear Ducts Surgery section

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