Laser lens replacement - REALEYES München

Laser lens replacement
Free of glasses or contact lenses – even in older age!

Modern multifocal lenses have never been implanted easier and more precisely: Thanks to a technical revolution we treat presbyopia permanently.

Replacing the natural lens with an artificial one

The treatment for presbyopia in combination with near- or farsightedness is called refractive lens replacement. In contrast to the lens implant the natural lens is replaced with an artificial lens. The principle of lens replacement corresponds to cataract surgery. Up to now a scalpel has been used for corneal incision. But today the revolutionary LenSx laser technology has replaced the cut. Multifocal lenses are able to correct refractive errors as well as presbyopia – for the best and most precise treatment ever.

Precision

Precision

The laser allows precise cuts and perfect closure. The lens itself can be positioned absolutely exactly.

Safety

Safety

The surgeon is in absolute control at all time and plans every single step of the procedure. More than 40 % less ultrasonic energy enters the eye.

Treatment quality

Treatment quality

Modern lens quality ensures perfect vision without glasses even at older age – and patient satisfaction.

Modern lens replacement:
Combining femtosecond laser and lens technology

Thanks to the femtosecond laser’s accuracy both laser cut and lens placement can be computer planned and executed absolutely precisely. In combination with modern intraocular lenses we are able to offer the best customized treatment ever: For a life without glasses or contact lenses – even at older age.

Laser lens replacement with LenSx technology – a revolution in ophthalmology

Laser lens replacement with LenSx technology

The femtosecond laser has been used in refractive surgery for many years now. LenSx technology means that this procedure is now also applied for lens replacement.

We have been working with this technical innovation since 12/2011.

In standard lens replacement the corneal incision is made by a scalpel and also other steps of the procedure are carried out manually. Innovative technology today replaces the scalpel by a laser and reduces manual labor to a minimum: For maximum precision and safety.

Modern lenses with added benefits

Modern lenses with added benefits

Multifocal lenses don’t have just one focal point (“multi”). That’s why they offer sharp vision for all distances and compensate not only myopia and hyperopia but also presbyopia. Because of the special design they make additional glasses superfluous after lens replacement. Sophisticated special lenses offer perfect visual acuity at all distances without interfering glare or loss of contrast. Some of them even have an integrated ultaviolet protection. So-called toric lenses can reduce or even compensate astigmatism. As “multifocal toric lenses” they also combine features.

Advantages of modern laser lens replacement at a glance

Maximum safety

  • Reduction of manual work to a minimum
  • Further reduction of complication rate
  • Less harmful energy inside the eye

Innovative lens models

  • No disturbing glare or halos
  • Visual acuity at all distances without loss of contrast
  • Adaption to individual needs

Cutting-edge laser technology

  • High performance despite lower radiation energy
  • Energy is discharged in extremely short laser pulses
  • Spot size of only 1/100 millimeters
Which type of lens is right for me?

A preliminary examination will show whether this procedure promises an individual treatment success and also which lens type is best for you.

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Treatment procedure

A preliminary examination and an ophthalmologic consultation have proven that you are a candidate for lens surgery. A few days before the procedure you will have another extensive examination to measure your eyes precisely. These data are needed to finally determine the perfect lens for you. On the day of your surgery we recommend to bring a person who can give you company home. You may drink and eat as normal, but don’t wear make-up, please.

Before the procedure

  • The procedure is performed under local anesthesia (rarely under general anesthesia). It is absolutely pain free – even under local anesthesia.
  • We prepare you for the procedure.
  • During the procedure you are comfortably lying on an examination couch.
  • Your pupils are dilated using eye drops.
  • To keep you calm and relaxed we inject tranquilizing drugs.
  • The actual procedure only takes about 20 minutes per eye.
  • Note: If both eyes are operated on, the procedures are performed on two consecutive days.

Laser lens replacement

After the laser has been precisely positioned a contact glass is placed upon the eye. Via this so-called patient interface your eye is visualized at the OCT monitor and the whole procedure is monitored by synchronous video recording. OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) means that we generate a high-resolution three-dimensional image of the entire anterior chamber. During the following laser treatment the lens nucleus is nearly completely smashed without opening the eye.

A tiny, millimeter-fine (and self-healing) laser incision in the cornea allows access to the interior of the eye. You only feel a slight pressure. Now the shattered lens parts are sucked off. Ultrasound is hardly needed. Overall, the eye is exposed to 40 % less harmful energy.

The small, foldable intraocular lens made of very soft material is inserted into the empty lens capsular bag. The lens unfolds slowly and controlled inside the eye and anchors itself with the help of small elastic spring clips within the capsular bag.

After the procedure

  • An eye bandage will protect the treated eye.
  • You will only need a short recovery before you can be accompanied home (but not after general anesthesia).
  • You are supplied with medication, rules of conduct and an emergency phone number.
  • It is essential to avoid eye rubbing and water contact.
  • Your first follow-up examination will be on the next day when the bandage will be taken off.

What’s next?

On the day after surgery most patients see quite good when the bandage has been removed. After about four weeks your visual acuity will be fully achieved.

You will have your first follow-up at the Realeyes laser center the day after surgery. The next post-procedure examinations (after one week, one month, three months) will be conducted by one of our surgeons or by your treating eye specialist. These follow-up appointments are essential for perfect healing, so please do keep them in your own interest.

You may carefully wash your face on the day after surgery. Normal hygiene (having a shower and washing your hair) – without rubbing your eyes or getting shower gel/shampoo into it – is allowed on the second day. On the third day following surgery you may also put make-up on (but be careful not to touch your cornea).

Avoid physical exertion up to two weeks after surgery. After that you may play easy sports safely. However, we recommend to wear swimming goggles for swimming and sun or other protective glasses for outdoor sports. Please avoid contact sports and martial arts for up to four weeks after surgery.

You may return to an office workplace after two days. Please use eye drops regularly to keep your eye from getting dry and to prevent irritations. Avoid heavy physical work a few weeks after surgery.

Cataract

Cataract is common with people of older age. The natural lens becomes progressively cloudier. Cataract surgery means lens replacement. Ask us for more informations about cataract, its symptoms and standard cataract treatment.

Costs

We offer the complete treatment from preliminary examination to surgery and follow-up care. For you this means control of services and costs. Please, decide for a reliable provider: For cutting-edge technology, performance, safety and quality.

Laser lens replacement

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From 2.750
Euro per eye