Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures performed by ophthalmologist today. In cataract surgery, the lens inside the eye that has become cloudy is removed and replaced with an artificial lens to restore clear vision. The artificial lens is called intraocular lens or IOL.
Cataract can be removed by
Kuwait specialized eye center are the Laser experts and has the first and only laser cataract system in Kuwait
In contrast to traditional cataract surgery which uses scalpel, laser cataract uses laser to make the cut. It involves three steps-
After the cataract removal, IOL / Intraocular lens will be implanted
Today, Cataract patients now have options for more independence from glasses at both near and far distances after cataract surgery. With the advancement of lens technology there are number of intra ocular lens options available. The eye surgeons at Kuwait specialized eye center may present with the options available
Accommodative IOL assume a flexed position in the eye to provide the depth of field and it needs to focusing of all objects at all distance
Mutlifocal IOL are designed to work with the pupil size to focus near and far reducing the dependence on reading glasses
Toric IOL make it possible to reduce or eliminate the effects of corneal astigmatism (difficulty focusing clearly) thereby reducing the need for glasses and improving quality of vision.
The availability of new premium lens implant options helps minimize your need for glasses after surgery.
The recent advancements in Intraocular Lens (IOL) technology have now made it possible to provide an effective solution for patients that have astigmatism
Acrysof IQToric IOL technology uses biocompatible materials that have been successfully used in contact lenses and proven safe for the eye. The AcrySof Toric corrects for conditions, cataracts and astigmatism. The Acrysof Toric IOL is a foldable, single piece lens that is implanted during cataract surgery to replace the clouded lens. The unique design of the AcrySof Toric IOL makes it possible to reduce or eliminate corneal astigmatism and significantly improve uncorrected distance vision.
This new premium lens uses diffractive and refractive technologies to enable independence from glasses or bifocals after cataract surgery
Acrysof IQ ReStor IOL provides quality near, intermediate and distance vision and increased independence for reading glasses and bifocals.
Crystalens uses technology to accommodate and allow clear vision at all distances, instead of just multiple distances with multifocal lenses, which are divided into zones of vision. It also significantly lowers glare and halos around lights at night compared to multifocal technology.
The Crystalens is implanted during cataract surgery and gives patients the ability to see at all distances without the need of reading glasses or bi-focals.
The Tecnis Multi-Focal IOL is a premium intraocular lens that is specifically designed to offer both distance and near vision. This lens is typically implanted at the time of cataract removal. It can also be used during an elective refractive lens exchange procedure