What if something goes wrong?
It is very common and normal to feel afraid before any type of surgery. The easiest way to eliminate this fear is by getting as much information as possible about the recommended procedure and to familiarize yourself with the experiences of other patients who have already undergone the surgery. It is also very important to have a personal connection and to feel trust in the surgeon who will perform your surgery as well as in the technology that will be used. Long years of experience, the expertise of our doctors, cutting edge equipment and the international accreditation of our centre assures the highest degree of safety in every procedure we perform.
Is intraocular lens insertion surgery painful?
No. This surgery is completely painless and is performed under local anesthesia. After surgery, it is possible that you will temporarily be a little more sensitive to strong light, experience glare and more tearing than usual in the operated eye.
Does the inserted eye lens change the appearance of the eye?
No. After insertion of the intraocular lens, the eye looks completely natural. The intraocular lens lies in the eye’s anterior chamber, directly behind the iris and is placed on the natural lens. It is very difficult to see it with the naked eye, even if look into the eye from up close.
How long does the surgery take?
Refractive error correction with intraocular lens insertion is a short procedure that takes between 20 to 30 minutes for both eyes. You can expect to remain at the clinic for about 2 hours.
How soon after surgery will I be able to see clearly?
Post-surgery rehabilitation is fast and visual acuity is usually already entirely normal on the day after surgery.
Does health insurance reimburse the cost of refractive vision correction surgery?
No. Because this is surgery that is performed on a healthy eye, it is not covered by health insurance and is entirely self paid.
Will I feel the lens in my eye? Could it bother me?
Absolutely not. During the procedure, the lens rests on the natural eye lens similar to a contact lens. The lens itself is very thin and soft. You will not feel it in your eye and you will not be aware that you are wearing it. The only change you will notice after surgery is much sharper vision.