Have a new lens fitted in Turkey
Changing the lens of the eye can be useful, for example, in the case of cataracts, but also in the case of very pronounced far-sightedness and short-sightedness. Because here the natural lens becomes cloudy. The new lens used is multifocal – a technical innovation that our Turkish doctors are particularly proud of.
What are multifocal lenses?
Multifocal lenses are characterized by having multiple focal points. There are two main focal points – one for near vision and one for far vision. However, unlike common lenses, a multifocal lens cannot automatically focus as needed. Instead, it always creates a sharp image on the retina for near vision and a different one for far vision. The brain then has to adjust and choose the right focus. Therefore, after the lens is implanted, the brain needs some adjustment time. Only then can all the possibilities of the multifocal lens be used. The contrast is also less sharp compared to glasses. This is because the light needs to be split into multiple focal points. On the other hand, it is no longer necessary to wear glasses.
Lens replacement is an outpatient procedure that takes about twenty minutes. The eye is locally anesthetized with eye drops and prepared for the treatment. First, the natural lens is removed. The artificial lens is inserted through a small incision at the edge of the eye. The lens is folded in the anterior chamber of the eye and attached to the iris. The lens is now positioned in the place where the body’s own lens was previously. The small incision heals by itself and the wound closes after a short time.
How does healing work after eye surgery in Turkey?
You can usually see well the day after the treatment. Eyesight improves week by week. Full visual acuity and stability are achieved after two to three months. In the beginning, the brain has to get used to the artificial lens, since the sharpness has to be different near and far. The first check-ups take place immediately after the lenses are replaced and the next day. Find more controls
Multifocal lenses are implanted primarily in the case of short- and long-sightedness in connection with presbyopia. The goal is to be able to see and read without glasses. Fitting a multifocal lens can make reading glasses redundant. In principle, however, multifocal lenses are not suitable for patients suffering from an eye or retinal disorder or for people under the age of 18.
What are the advantages of artificial lenses?