Removal of cloudy lens is one of the most secure and efficient operational procedures. It consists in making a very small incision in the eye through which an instrument, with thickness of the tip of a pen, is inserted to break and remove the cloudy natural lens. After removing the lens, through the same tiny incision an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is placed, which expands and occupies a permanent position in the eye.
Burgas Specialised Eye Hospital apply the most advanced procedure to remove cataracts through the so-called Ultrasonic phacoemulsification that is seamless, painless and bloodless. Normally it takes about 20 minutes. This modern operating method allows to reduce the cut (from 1.8 to 2.6 mm) compared to older techniques (8-10 mm). The patient feels no discomfort during the surgery and recovery usually lasts less than a week. Most patients undergone surgery return to normal activities the next day.
If you are having a cataract surgery, what you need to do is select the type of artificial lens. Besides the characteristics of the eye, your individual needs and preferences, and your way of life are especially important when choosing the lens. Our eye specialists will advise you to choose the best for you. The hospital works with the best quality intraocular lenses, as used by the leading eye care institutions in the world. They are made of biocompatible material with UV protection and there are others with a blue light filter. It is a one-time operation and there is no need to replace the lens after a year.
What is the intraocular lens: it is an artificial lens, implanted in the eye during the cataract surgery. The traditional method involves implantation of monofocal – single vision lens. This type of IOL is well suited to restore functional vision for one particular distance (e. g. close range), but it does not eliminate the need for glasses in general, nor the need for glasses or additional surgery to correct existing astigmatism or any other refractive anomaly.
Recent technology achievements are impressive – the new generation artificial lenses can help you not only to see well near and far without the aid of glasses or bifocal contact lenses, to further correct some eye disorders as astigmatism, myopia, hypermetropia, etc.