Premium lenses, also known as intraocular lenses (IOLs), are advanced lenses that are implanted in the eye during cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange to replace the eye’s natural lens.
There have been many developments and innovations in the field of eye surgery in recent years. Thanks to these developments, the procedure can be performed painlessly and quickly.
While monofocal lens implants have been used to remove cataracts and other eye defects, they have not been sufficient to solve all of the patients’ problems. With the widespread use of premium lenses, it is possible to treat not only cataracts, but also nearsightedness -myopia-, farsightedness -hyperopia-, and astigmatism together.
The Advantages of Premium Lenses
Premium lenses are a popular choice for cataract surgery because they offer several benefits over traditional monofocal lenses. Below are some reasons why you should choose premium lenses for cataract surgery:
Types of Premium Lenses
Premium lenses are designed to provide clearer vision at various distances, reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses. There are several types of lenses.
These lenses provide clear vision at a specific distance (usually distance vision ) and might still require glasses or contact lenses for other distances.
Provide clear vision at multiple distances (near, intermediate and far) and may can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.
These lenses mimic the eye’s natural lens and can adjust their shape to focus on objects at different distances, reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Designed to correct astigmatism, a common vision problem caused by an irregularly shaped cornea, these lenses can improve distance vision without glasses or contact lenses.
Premium lenses can offer significant benefits to patients with cataracts or other vision problems, improving their vision and quality of life. However, they are not suitable for everyone. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of different types of lenses with an experienced eye care professional before undergoing cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange.
How is Premium Lens Surgery performed?
Before the procedure begins, the patient receives anesthesia to numb their eye and ensure they are comfortable throughout the procedure. The surgeon makes a tiny incision in the patient’s eye to access the lens affected by the cataract.
Using a small probe, the surgeon breaks down and removes the cloudy lens. The premium lens is then implanted in the patient’s eye. It may be folded or rolled to make it easier to insert through the incision.
Once the lens is in place, the surgeon closes the incision with sutures or a self-sealing technique. After surgery, the patient may be monitored for a short time to make sure there are no complications. Then the doctor may ask them to wear a protective shield over the eye for a few days and use eye drops to prevent infection and inflammation.
The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour to complete, and most patients can go home the same day. It is important to follow the surgeon’s instructions for postoperative care, which includes avoiding certain activities, using eye drops, and attending follow-up appointments to monitor the recovery and vision.