Every person has a natural lens inside the eye, and this lens is both transparent and elastic.
With every near and far sight, this lens changes shape and focuses on the distance viewed, thanks to its flexibility. In this way, we can see both far and near.
With advancing age, the natural lens in the eye first loses its flexibility, can no longer change shape and focus when looking close, loses its transparency in later ages and cataracts occur.
Our own natural intraocular lens, which loses its flexibility around the age of 40, is an interchangeable lens. An artificial lens called Smart Lens is placed in place of our deformed natural lens. This new lens can now focus both far, intermediate and near. Cataract does not occur in the future in the patient who has a Smart Lens (Intraocular Lens).
Who can wear a Smart Lens (Intraocular Lens)?
Patients over the age of 40 who have vision problems at a distance or near or both and who have vision problems at intermediate distances are candidates for treatment. Each eye with a Smart Lens will be able to see both far and near by itself.
For those younger than 35-40, if the eye number is too high to be corrected with laser, Smart Lens treatment can be applied.
People who have undergone eye laser surgery before may also prefer Smart Lens if they experience decreased vision due to deformation in the intraocular lenses, and the problem of not seeing far or near. If the person has cataracts, Smart Lens can be applied again.
How Does Smart Lens (Intraocular Lens) Operation Happen?
Each eye is subjected to a procedure lasting approximately 20 minutes on separate days. The eyes are numbed with eye drops. There is no general anaesthesia, stunning or hospitalization. In the operation, the Smart Lens is attached to the lens socket inside the eye. After the operation, the eye is bandaged, the patient goes home, stays with the eye patch overnight, and the next day the bandage is removed from the eye. The patient starts seeing on the same day. One week later, the same procedures are applied to the other eye.