Ophthalmology Specialist Op. Dr. İlker İncebıyık gave information about the subject.
What are smart lens surgeries?
The patient's natural lens is an aging lens. After the age of 40, near vision deteriorates (especially after the age of 45, glasses are needed because the arm distance is not enough), and after the age of 50, cataracts begin in many patients. In fact, smart lens (multifocal intraocular lens) surgery is the process of replacing the patient's natural but not working aged lens, as in cataract surgery, and replacing it with an artificial lens suitable for eye structure and length. In this way, myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism can be treated. These lenses can be multifocal, 2-focal or 3-focal. These intraocular lenses are specially designed for smart lens surgeries. Patient. It will also get rid of the cataract problem that will occur in the future.
Who are smart lenses not suitable for?
It is not suitable for patients with any retinal problems (yellow spot, diabetes-related retinal problems), corneal scars, eye problems such as glaucoma and uveitis. Smart lens surgeries are nowadays performed after anesthetizing the eye with just one drop, which takes a very short time, is painless, has no stitches and does not require hospitalization.