Alternative procedures for LASIK include implantable contact lens or refractive lens exchange. Younger patients or those who have not yet developed a cataract can benefit from contact lens implantation. Intraocular lens implantation functions as a permanent internal spectacle or contact lens. For middle-aged patients or those with early cataract formation, removal of the natural lens and multifocal lens implantation is preferable.
What are multifocal lens implants, and how do they work?
Multifocal lenses comprise soft materials and act as a replacement for spectacles and contact lenses. They are made with the latest precision technology to focus on people and objects, near or far.
Implantable multifocal lenses use different technology to multifocal spectacles and do not cause the same visual symptoms. Multifocal lenses contain concentric rings that redirect light and focus it on a single point in the retina from various distances so that objects and people are in clear view.
How do you perform multifocal lens exchange?
Surgery follows the same process used for routine cataract surgery. During the process, the eye lens is replaced with a multifocal lens implant, these implants correct vision for various distances without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
How do you perform contact lens implantation?
Contact lens implantation (ICL) is performed when patients are not suitable for LASIK or other refractive procedures. The procedure can be used to treat very high degrees of short and farsightedness. Using a simple technique, a folded acrylic contact lens is implanted between the iris and the lens of the eye. ICL's are usually implanted into both eyes simultaneously, giving the patient immediate and lifelong correction of their vision.
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