How does lens surgery work?

Unlike laser eye treatment, no corneal tissue is removed in this method; instead, an artificial lens is applied. As a result, this procedure is gentler and kinder on the eye. Its particular advantage is that severe visual impairments can be corrected in this way because the thickness of the cornea is irrelevant.

Implantable contact lenses (ICL)

Unlike conventional contact lenses, the implantable version does not lie on the surface of the eye, but is fitted behind the iris. An ICL cannot be felt and is invisible to others.

The advantages of implantable contact lenses

  • Also suited to severe visual impairment
  • Can be removed (reversible)
  • Corneal thickness, pupil size and dryness of the eye are irrelevant
  • No foreign-body sensation thanks to the use of materials that are very well tolerated (biocompatible)
Grafik zu den Schritten bei der Implantation von ICL-Linsen

Refractive lens replacement

With this method, the body’s own lens is replaced with an artificial one.

Refractive lens replacement is especially suited to people from the age of around 45. Countless visual impairments like short- or long-sightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia can be repaired by replacing the lens. With the onset of lens clouding, a subsequent cataract can even be prevented.

Various lens types are available depending on the form of visual impairment: from a simple monofocal lens (covering a single distance) to a complex multifocal lens (seeing at several distances without any visual aid) to an additional toric lens to compensate for an astigmatism. There is a wide selection of possible lens types. During an extensive consultation, we will ascertain the optimal lens for you and your lifestyle.

The advantages of refractive lens replacement

  • Painless surgical procedure
  • Preventive role against cataracts
  • Proven surgical technique (like cataract surgery)
  • Continuous visual performance
Grafik zu den Schritten des refraktiven Linsentauschs

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