FAQ intraocular lenses

Written by: Dr. Francisco Pastor Pascual
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The doctor. Pastor is a specialist in the ophthalmological clinic Oftalvist expert in procedures such as intraocular lenses, effective treatment to combat disorders such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism or presbyopia.


What is an intraocular lens?

An intraocular lens is a transparent artificial lens that is implanted in the eye during cataract surgery in order to replace the lens (natural lens of the eye). Like the lens, the intraocular lens is able to focus the light that enters the eye through the cornea and the pupil into the retina.. Most intraocular lenses are made of a flexible and foldable material. Its size ranges between 11 and 13 mm in diameter.

What kind of disorders are corrected with their placement?

Currently, all disorders or refractive errors can be corrected: myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and even presbyopia.


How is the intervention to place the lenses?

The intervention to place the lenses is cataract surgery is the FACOEMULSIFICACIÓN. Through an incision with dimensions between 1.8-2.75mm, the cataract is fragmented and removed and, through the same incision, the lens is implanted in the place where the lens was.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using intraocular lenses?

Many advantages: vision recovery, glasses independence, etc.. I do not see any disadvantage.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Francisco Pastor Pascual

PhD with distinction "Cum Laude" in 2008, Dr. Pastor Pascual is a renowned ophthalmologist. Speaker and instructor at several specialty courses and author of numerous publications. DEA Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema with intravitreal triamcinolone, University of Valencia

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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