The revolutionary cataract surgery news in recent years is the use of multi-focal lenses in the surgery procedure, enabling patients to see both far away and close up.
In cataract surgery, the cloudy natural lens is replaced with an artificial lens that generally has only one focus, thereby repairing either nearsightedness or farsightedness. If the surgery adjusts the patient's vision so that he sees clearly at a distance, after the surgery he will need reading glasses. One of the solutions that was implemented in order to overcome dependence on glasses was to adjust the dominant eye to see clearly from a distance, and leave the second eye in its nearsighted state in order to enable close vision. However, not all patients are successful in adjusting to the gap between the eyes, and their depth perception is adversely affected.
On the other hand, multi-focal lenses are designed to enable clear distance and close vision in each eye and to eliminate the need for reading glasses after the surgery. Cataract surgeries are currently performed through a tiny cut, without the need for stitches. The intraocular lens is manufactured through a precise calculation using state-of-the-art equipment and technology, comprising the best solution to those who wish to undergo cataract surgery in a desire to improve the quality of their vision and their lives.
For a patient who still has a cylinder curvature (astigmatism) or who requires prescription glasses after the surgery, we perform a repair with the help of laser treatment to eliminate the need for glasses, in effect freeing the patient from the need for distance and reading glasses.
The treatment is performed under partial anesthesia using anesthetic eye drops. The surgery is painless and lasts only about 15-20 minutes. After the surgery, there is no need to cover the eyes. The patient simply needs to be careful not to put pressure on his eyes. Recovery is quick, and after several days the patient can work and drive as usual.