In cataract surgery, this method saves lifelong lenses

Dr. Instructor Member Sezer Hacıağaoğlu explained the curiosity about smart lenses, which have become popular in recent years. Noting that smart lenses, also known as smart lenses, are multifocal, Hacıağaoğlu said, “Thanks to their design and focus numbers; Provides near, intermediate and far vision. It has become very popular with patients who want to live independently from glasses after surgery.”


Hacıağaoğlu stated that smart lenses offer a great benefit, especially for cataract patients, and continued as follows:

“Cataracts; It is the loss of transparency of the lens of the eye located behind the pupil. The only treatment is surgery. The most commonly used modern method in cataract surgery around the world is to remove the cataract from a small incision about 2 mm with the phacoemulsification technique and the insertion of an artificial lens. If the lens placed in this operation is chosen multifocal, the patient can live a lifetime without glasses. Our natural lens, which is transparent and flexible from birth, loses in general, flexibility after the age of 40-45 years and is insufficient to focus at close range.This condition is called presbyopia.In this age of living together with technology, patients who have difficulty seeing up close are looking for a solution.In in this case, smart lenses are a good solution.All the examinations of the patients for whom these lenses are used are done before surgery executed in detail. Care should be taken to ensure that the patient does not have concomitant eye disease such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular disease, glaucoma, keratoconus.”


Dr. Instructor Member Sezer Hacıağaoğlu pointed out that the surgery was performed painlessly and provided the following information:

“The eyes are anesthetized with drip anesthesia. No pain is felt during the operation. If necessary, sedation or general anesthesia may be preferred. The natural lens that has lost its flexibility in the eye is removed and replaced with a multifocal intraocular lens. A routine procedure takes an average of 10-15 minutes. The operations on the two eyes are performed on different days. Our patients’ eyes are covered with a bandage on the day of surgery and are opened the next day during the check-up. Our patients begin to see near, medium and long distance the next day and are able to return to their daily lives. After routine surgery without complications, these lenses remain in the eye for life. It is not possible to put on and take off. The lens material used remains the same in the eye for life and does not need to be replaced. Smart lenses can cause some complaints in patients in the early postoperative period. These complaints include photosensitivity, glare in light, reflection. This sensitivity, often seen in the initial period, diminishes or disappears within months of patient compliance, which we call neuroadaptation.

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