If you opt for a so-called refractive lens exchange, this means that your natural lens is replaced by an artificial lens (multifocal lens).
The procedure is comparable to cataract surgery, one of the most frequently performed surgical eye treatments that has proven its worth. The surgeons at the Nymphenburger Höfe Eye Center also have a lot of experience with this procedure.
After the replacement lens has been implanted, you can look forward to the desired long-range and close-up vision and enjoy another advantage: after a refractive lens replacement, you can no longer get cataracts.
A lens exchange enables a completely new sense of vision: whether nearsightedness or farsightedness or presbyopia – with a replacement lens all ametropia can be treated. You will no longer need your varifocals in the future!
Before the operation, you will be put into a twilight sleep and the treated eye will be anesthetized locally so that you will not feel anything of the procedure.
Access to the natural eye lens is opened via a tiny incision (2.2 mm).
The body’s own lens is carefully sucked through this minimal opening.
The folded multifocal lens is inserted into the now empty capsular bag, where it unfolds and anchors itself.
The procedure takes about 15 minutes in total. The tiny corneal incision does not have to be sewn and heals quickly, after the treatment your eye is only given medication. Both eyes are treated within a few days.
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.
Shortly after replacing the lenses, 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.
It is advisable to have the refractive lens exchange carried out on both eyes – this is the only way to obtain a uniform, optimal visual result.