The only possible treatment for cataracts is surgery. Nowadays, phacoemulsification is the standard procedure used.
The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia by instilling numbing eye drops (topical anaesthesia) or, much less commonly, by injection around the eye (peribulbar anaesthesia). The procedure takes between 15 and 20 minutes.
The eye is opened through a tiny incision in the cornea, which heals without a trace, and then the thin membrane in front of the lens is carefully removed (lens capsule). The lens can then be crushed with ultrasound and aspirated. Afterwards, an artificial lens (intraocular implant), the strength of which is calculated before the operation, is inserted into the eye.
It can remain in the eye for life and can be either monofocal or multifocal. Since a monofocal lens has only one focal point, the patient still has to wear glasses after the operation. A multifocal lens, on the other hand, has multiple focal points and allows for sharp vision at different distances and thus a life without glasses.
Nowadays, patients have the option choosing for a Femto-Laser LenSx® (Femto-Cataract) assisted surgery to achieve even more precision through blade-free implantation.
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