Vision Defects Surgery
We receive patients who do not qualify for laser vision correction. We have an alternative for each of these people – a solution that will increase the quality of vision and the comfort of life. Before you become our patient, read the details. The eye diseases specialist Dr. Ewa Bobińska-Kachnowicz from the VITA-MED Ophthalmology Clinic explains what are the operations of eye defects.
We offer an alternative to laser vision correction. We carry out three types of surgeries with implants – these are: refractive lens replacement, implantation of a phakic lens and implantation of the lens in the eye after cataract surgery. The choice is personalized – each patient requires an individual approach.
The role of eye lens surgery is growing in the world today. Until recently, lens surgery was synonymous with cataract surgery. It is still the most common eye surgery. The indication for cataract surgery is the loss of transparency of the lens, which impairs sharp vision. In recent years, the popularity of refractive procedures, i.e. procedures performed to heal or reduce a vision defect, to see clearly, has been growing worldwide. It became possible thanks to the improvement of operating techniques, equipment used during diagnostics and treatment, and improvement of intraocular implants. Refractive lens replacement allows the patient to become independent from the need to use glasses. In refractive lens replacement, the lens is operated without fogging or with slight changes.
Dr. Ewa Bobińska-Kachnowicz
In our clinic, we correct vision defects and presbyopia by replacing our own intraocular lens with an artificial lens ( refractive lens replacement ) or by implanting an artificial lens in the eye with a preserved lens ( phakic lens implantation ).However, for patients who have already undergone cataract surgery and have a residual eye defect and / or uncorrected presbyopia, we suggest implanting an additional piggy-back lens implant ).
The greatest benefit of these treatments is the improvement in the refraction of light by the eye, and thus independence from glasses. The advantage of refractive lens replacement procedures is also the fact that the operated patients will not develop cataracts in the future, because there is no longer a lens. Therefore, there will be no problems with the calculation of the lens, which is now a big problem in patients with cataracts who have previously undergone corneal surgery (LASIK or keratotomy). Removal of the lens also improves the circulation of fluid in the eye, thus reducing the risk of glaucoma.
Refractive surgery procedures are always performed at the patient’s request. There are three alternative methods of correcting vision defects: glasses, contact lenses, or refractive laser or surgical procedures. It is the patient who decides which correction is best for him. The role of the doctor is to thoroughly examine the eye and check whether the patient qualifies for a given procedure, and to present the benefits, risks and what awaits the patient in the event of failure to undergo the procedure.
The specific medical indications for refractive surgery are auropia (large difference in the size of the defect between the right and left eye), intolerance to contact lenses or spectacle frames (e.g. allergy to nickel), and a ban on the use of glasses or lenses in certain professions. It is also often the method of choice for people who cannot wear glasses while working or playing sports.
Available methods of correcting vision defects:
– Piggy-back lens implantation