If a laser correction of the eyes with Femto-LASIK or TransPRK is not possible, for example in the case of particularly high ametropia or thin corneas, the desire for a life without visual aid does not have to be given up. In cases like this, we recommend the implantation of an additional lens, a phakic intraocular lens. With this procedure, the body’s own lens remains in the eye and its visual performance is supplemented by an additional lens. This treatment method has the great advantage that it is reversible, which means that the lens implant can be removed at any time if necessary.
During an initial consultation and a detailed preliminary examination of the eyes, we determine your basic suitability before the implantation. In order for us to be able to use phakic intraocular lenses, your eyes must be healthy and certain requirements must be met.
With the new IPCL lens (Implantable Phakic Contact Lens), a reversible lens implantation is possible for the first time even with presbyopia.
With our experienced surgeons Prof. Dr. Koss, Dr Kastl and Dr Cvetkova you are in the best hands. Before the operation, the ophthalmologists put you in a twilight sleep and numb your eyes locally so that you will not feel anything of the procedure.
The procedure takes about 15 minutes in total. The tiny incision in the cornea does not have to be sewn and heals quickly. For safety reasons and to support the healing process, you will receive an eye bandage from us after the operation, which can be removed the next day. Both eyes are treated a few days apart.
Shortly after the implantation of the artificial lens you will notice that your eyesight has improved significantly. It can take a few weeks until the brain and eye have re-coordinated and become accustomed to the changed visual conditions. If you notice a temporarily increased sensitivity to glare during this time, this is not a matter of concern.