The preliminary examination
To guarantee the highest degree of safety and precision during the operation, we first need to conduct an extensive examination. During this examination, we will take many measurements to establish the precise fitting of the artificial lens.
If you take medication, it is helpful to bring a report from your GP with you.
We will need to dilate your pupil with medication before the examination. Therefore, please note that you should not drive for 3 hours following this examination. Ideally, you should be collected from the clinic by someone you trust.
The day of the operation
On the day of the operation, please have a normal breakfast and take your medication as usual. However, please refrain from wearing make-up, face creams, perfume or eau de toilette.
Generally, we anesthetize the eye with eye drops during the operation. This keeps the impact of the procedure on the body to a minimum, and the effect wears off quickly. In addition, we can provide a small dose of sedative. In rare cases, we can give an injection next to the eye or a general anaesthetic if we feel that you need the eye to be immobilised.
After dilating the pupil with the help of drops or the insertion of a tablet into the palpebral fissure, we will lead you to the operating theatre in special surgical clothing (gown, cap, etc.).
We will position you on the operating table and cover the operating area with sterile drapes and foil.
We then insert an eyelid holder to keep the eye open during the procedure. To prevent the eye’s surface from drying out, we moisten the eye with a special fluid.
The surgeon operates using a high-resolution microscope. With a steady hand, they make a tiny incision in the eye. Through this access, the surgeon can open the lens capsule. Now the surgeon can crush the cloudy lens and suction it out with the help of ultrasound waves. What remains is the empty lens capsule.
The surgeon can now insert the new tightly rolled lens into the eye through the small incision. The lens will unfold slowly.
The surgeon will then seal the wounds and insert an antibiotic into the eye to prevent infection.
Finally, the surgeon will apply a temporary eye patch to protect it.