Intraocular lens for cataract operation

Written by: Dr. Ramón Ruiz Mesa
Published: | Updated: 20/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The multifocal intraocular lenses, also known as Premium, are mostly used in cataract operations to help the eye focus better. Unlike classical intraocular lenses, which only focus at a distance, these focus on several, which eliminates the need for glasses in most daily situations.

-¿What are Premium intraocular lenses?

They are replacing the crystalline lens, the part of the eye that lets you focus, when this is damaged. They differ from the classical or monofocal lenses because they allow the patient to focus on objects placed at different distances after a cataract operation, unlike normal, which allow only focus distance.

-¿When these lenses are used ?

Usually used in cataract surgery and the patient wants to do without her glasses. The most appropriate patients for this surgery are those with hyperopia and have over 45 years, and myopic over 55 years.

-¿You can customize this type of lenses to suit the patient?

Of course, since there is an array of lenses. Our duty is to know how each one in order to choose the most appropriate depending on the visual needs of each patient.

-After an intervention in which the Premium lenses are used,¿, the patient need to wear glasses


can not fall into the false propaganda that the patient forget to always use glasses, but the truth is that with current lenses, its use is greatly minimized and only for certain actions every day.

-¿long does the intervention ?¿As is the postoperative ?¿The lenses MUST be replaced in the future or are for life ?

The operation takes about ten minutes, the same as cataract surgery, and postoperative is very bearable. There is an instant improvement in vision, which increases throughout the day with the support of a topical treatment with drops. The lenses will last for a lifetime.

-¿If a person is not usually progressive glasses, you will be able to Premium intraocular lens implant ?

The objective pursued progressive glasses and high tech lenses is sharp focus at any distance. Although the purpose is the same, the mechanism is different, so even if the eye does not become accustomed to the glasses does not mean that there is a contraindication for lenses.

For more information on Premium lenses, you can go to the website of Oftalvist

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Ramón Ruiz Mesa

Dr. Ruiz Mesa from 2004 to this position as Medical Director of the Joint Eye Clinics OFTALVIST CIO JEREZ, with 7 clinics and 17 ophthalmologists, which develops a surgical activity superior to the 1,200 procedures a year. In addition, Dr. Ruiz Mesa is an active researcher who has participated and participates in different ( national and internacioneales ) multicenter studies on premium lenses.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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