LASER EYE MICROSURGERY

TREATMENT OF NEARSIGHTEDNESS, FARSIGHTEDNESS AND ASTIGMATISM

CATARACT OPERATION:

LENSES

INTRAOCULARS.

Painless surgery, anesthesia by drops

We are specialists in Cataract Surgery for minimum incision (2.2 mm).
The intervention is performed in our own operating rooms equipped with the latest technology.

Currently, the patient can choose to do without his or her glasses from afar and up close.
The cataract operation does not require hospitalization and is performed in a few minutes.

WHAT ARE

THE

CATARACTS

The crystalline lens is a lens we have inside our eye. It has a rounded, avascular and transparent shape and, under normal conditions, its measurements are 9.0 mm in diameter and 3.5 mm thick and it is located just behind the iris. The normal lens is transparent; any congenital opacity or opacity acquired in the capsule or the content of the lens, regardless of its effect on vision, is a cataract. The most frequent cause is age.

Other important causes could be trauma, certain drugs, or certain diseases. If the lens is not transparent, from the beginning of birth, it is called congenital cataract.

Cataract Effects

Age-associated cataract is the most common and results in bilateral, asymmetrical and progressive vision loss and may improve near vision. It is the most common cause of reversible vision loss in developed countries.
Cataracts evolve by slowly removing vision. More advanced cataracts are more difficult to operate and have a greater risk of complications.

cataratas

Types of Cataracts

Subcapsular, nuclear and cortical cataract:

The treatment of the cataract is always SURGICAL, by means of phacoemulsification (ultrasounds) and implantation of intraocular lens in the capsular sac. In our clinic we make incisions of 2.2 mm (minimum incision), reducing the risk of complications.
Through surgery, what we do is remove the cataract and, in most cases, replace it with an intraocular lens.
Currently, THE RESULTS ARE EXCELLENT, SURGICAL and recovery TIME HAVE DECREASED, and serious complications are infrequent; however, it is still a very delicate surgery, which needs to be performed by an eye surgery specialist.

The time to operate on a cataract is when the benefit of removing the cataract is greater than the surgical risk. In cataract surgery, the aim is to restore the vision of the eye, provided that there are no other associated ocular alterations. In our clinic, THE OBJECTIVE IS THAT PATIENTS HAVE A VISION OF FAR AND NEAR WITHOUT GLASSES. We even have the latest generation of EXCIMER LASER, which further guarantees these results.

Intraocular Lenses

  • The crystalline lens is the natural lens that we have and which allows us to see. With age, this transparency is lost, giving rise to the cataract.
  • The cataract has a surgical treatment, which involves not only the removal of the lens but its replacement with an “artificial” lens, which we call intraocular lens.
  • Intraocular lenses are not only used in cataract surgery, but also for the treatment of elevated refraction defects such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

Types of Lenses

  • Monofocal, toric monofocal (for astigmatism correction), multifocal and toric multifocal.
  • With the first lenses, the patient will see perfectly in distant vision, needing glasses to see close-up.
  • With multifocal intraocular lenses (diffractive), the patient will be able to see far and near, making it independent of the use of close-up glasses.
  • In our clinic, over 90% of the cases, they don’t wear glasses for reading.
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