Lens implantation as an alternative method for laser eye surgery
One of most frequently used methods for permanently correcting vision is laser eye surgery. The most popular of those modern vision correction methods is LASIK or femto LASIK. However, although highly advanced, even these methods have their limits when it comes to correcting severely impaired vision.
In those cases, the most effective solution is a lens implant. The type of lens implant used for an individual is generally established through detailed tests performed in advance of the procedure. Lens implant surgery is generally performed to treat severe visual impairment, severe deformity of the cornea and cataract. In addition to those, lens implants are also used to treat loss of reading vision due to age (presbyopia). Just as with LASIK, lens implant surgery is performed in order to remove the need for people to wear glasses or contact lenses.
A wide range of lens implants to perfectly match your needs
If you suffer from severely impaired vision and are interested in a lens implant, we are happy to test your eyes at one of our lasik germany® centres to find out whether this procedure is suitable for you, and review the kind of lens implant or lens procedure that would be best for you.
When performing lens implants to treat presbyopia, one of the lenses our highly experienced eye surgeons prefer to use are Phake lenses. Phake lenses are perfect for people who are extremely short-sighted (-3 to -23 dioptres) and long-sighted (+3 to +12.5 dioptres). However, that only applies up to the age of 45.
In patients over 45, these conditions are generally treated with multifocal lens implants. If you are affected by a range of different eye conditions, lens replacements have the great advantage that the artificial lens will never cloud over (cataract) or be affected by any diseases, including in old age. Cloudy lenses are generally replaced with intraocular lenses (IOL), and severe deformity of the cornea is generally treated using toric lenses.
The advantages of a lens implant
The advantages of lens implants are that they can correct severely impaired vision with a high level of precision. It is also generally easy to adjust a lens after it has been implanted if the initial result has not been satisfactory. A lens implant is furthermore far superior in its effect to LASIK laser surgery.
Lens implant or laser surgery: As already described, laser eye surgery is used very widely and is very popular. However, although highly sophisticated, laser surgery reaches its limits and is unable to generate perfect results when visual impairments are very severe. In these cases, lens implants present a far better solution. In severe cases, German health insurance funds will pay part of the costs for these procedures.
Lens implants – costs
The cost for a lens implant is generally within the lower four-digit range per eye. The actual amount depends on the severity of the vision impairment and the lenses used. Anybody considering a lens implant should ask their health insurance fund to pay for the procedure or at least pay part of the costs.
Some health insurance funds – both statutory and private – may contribute to the costs of the surgery when performed to treat certain conditions. We recommend asking your health insurance fund in advance about their payment policies regarding eye surgery. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions relating to your specific circumstances.
We are also very happy to provide more information and answer any other questions about lens implants you may have. Our experienced members are staff are always here and happy to talk with you.
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