Lens exchange

Lens exchange

Correction of vision defects to all distances at the same time

No future cataracts

No corrective glasses for life

Improving the quality of life

UV protection thanks to blue light filters

Refractive lens exchange consists in removal of your own lens and implantation of an artificial lens of power which is adjusted to the size of a patient’s eye. This procedure is similar to cataract surgery which is an exchange of an opaque lens with an artificial lens. Refractive lens exchange refers to own transparent lens which is removed in order to change optical power and correct a refractive error.

The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and under conditions of a small operating theatre, after having selected an artificial lens which is adequate for a patient. It is always a personalized selection as each patient is different and requires an individual approach.

The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia with eye drops and is entirely painless. A patient continues to remain in contact with medical staff and is completely conscious. Artificial lenses are made of a material which is tolerated by eye tissues – so called a biocompatible material. The implantable lenses absorb UV and minimize reflexes. At present, complications of refractive eye surgeries are very rare and associated with a relatively low surgical risk due to the performed local anaesthesia.

This procedure is also adequate and recommended for patients with different eye problems such as thin cornea and dry eye syndrome. It results from the fact that a refractive lens exchange does not introduce any changes into the cornea (apart from preliminary traces after making an incision which is 1-2 mm long) which is the case in a laser procedure. Refractive lens exchange is recommended to patients at each age.

The qualifying examination includes the following package of tests:

  • Medical history
  • Corneal topography (IOL Premium)
  • Intraocular pressure
  • Verion
  • Visus s.c. and c.c.
  • Macular and disc OCT
  • Density of endothelial cells
  • Application of Tropicamide 1% eye drops according to a doctor’s recommendations
  • Optical biometry
  • Consultation with a doctor