Lens Replacement

Explore the practicalities of lens replacement, a procedure offering improved vision and a clearer outlook on life.
Lens Replacement

Lens Replacement

Lens Replacement

Lens Replacement

Lens replacement surgery is a remarkable solution for improving vision and bringing back clarity. During this procedure, surgeons replace the eye's cloudy or defective natural lens with a new, custom made lens. It's like getting a new window to the world! With this surgery, people can say goodbye to blurry vision caused by cataracts or other eye issues. Though the idea of surgery might seem scary, the outcome is often a brighter, clearer view of life. It's a quick fix that can make a big difference, giving people the joy of seeing clearly once again.

What is Lens Replacement Surgery?

Lens replacement, also known as lens exchange or refractive lens exchange, is a surgical procedure used to correct vision problems by replacing the eye's natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). This procedure is commonly performed to treat conditions such as cataracts, presbyopia, and extreme cases of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism.

During the surgery, the surgeon makes a small incision in the eye and removes the natural lens. Then, an artificial lens is implanted in its place. The type of lens chosen depends on the patient's specific needs and goals, such as correcting distance vision, near vision, or both.

Lens replacement surgery is typically an outpatient procedure and is often performed using advanced techniques such as phacoemulsification, which uses ultrasound energy to break up the natural lens for easier removal.

Overall, lens replacement surgery aims to improve vision quality, reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses, and enhance the patient's overall quality of life.

Lens Replacement at a glance

Duration of Treatment
(1 week)
Duration of Operation
(30 minutes ( Per eye ))
Anaesthesia
(Local)
Result
(Several weeks)
Sleeping Position
(On your back)
Driving
(2 days)
Shower
(2 Days)
Travel
(Same day)
Back to Work
(2 days)
Exercise Restriction
(1-2 weeks)
Why do people have Lens Replacement surgery?

Lens Replacement

Lens Replacement

Who are the ideal candidates?

  • Individuals with refractive errors or presbyopia.
  • Those seeking reduced dependence on glasses or contacts.
  • Stable vision for at least a year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lens replacement surgery, also known as refractive lens exchange or cataract surgery, involves removing the eye's natural lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). This procedure aims to correct vision problems such as cataracts, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia.

If you have cataracts, significant refractive errors, or presbyopia and desire reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses, you may be a suitable candidate for lens replacement surgery. A comprehensive eye examination with your ophthalmologist will determine your eligibility.

Lens replacement surgery is considered a safe and effective procedure when performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved, but serious complications are rare. Your surgeon will discuss the potential risks and benefits with you before the surgery.

There are several types of IOLs available, including monofocal, multifocal, and toric lenses. Each type has its advantages and considerations. Your surgeon will evaluate your individual needs and lifestyle factors to recommend the most suitable IOL for you.

After lens replacement surgery, you may experience mild discomfort, light sensitivity, and temporary vision fluctuations. Most patients can resume normal activities within a few days to a week, but it may take several weeks for your vision to stabilize fully.

While many patients experience reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses after lens replacement surgery, some may still require them for certain activities such as reading or driving. Your surgeon will discuss realistic expectations for your post-operative vision with you.

The results of lens replacement surgery are typically long-lasting, providing clear vision for many years. However, the eyes may continue to age, and you may develop other vision changes over time that may require further treatment or adjustments.

JCI CERTIFICATION

JCI CERTIFICATION

In line with the importance we attach to quality and reliability in healthcare services, our clinically contracted hospitals are certified by JCI (Joint Commission International) to comply with international standards. JCI certification plays a key role in guaranteeing the quality and reliability of the healthcare services we provide to our patients. Under contract with TrustMed, the hospital, located in Şişli, is a point where healthcare excellence, advanced technology and strategic accessibility meet. This medical facility is a testament to advanced technology and infrastructure, with a team of nationally and internationally recognised specialists offering warm and personalised services to its patients.

Regular audits are critical to ensure that our hospitals consistently deliver high quality services. In this way, we strive to best meet the healthcare needs of our patients and provide a safe healthcare environment.

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