Artificial lens implants: Correction of higher refractive errors

Artificial lens implants: Correction of higher refractive errors

Apart from LASER treatments, correction of refractive errors is also possible very precisely with the implantation of phakic lenses in the eye, in addition to the patient's own lens (phakic lenses). These treatments have been carried out for 30 years and have been performed several million times. The worldwide trend towards implamtation is constantly increasing.

- More severe refractive errors
- Also for small corrections when cornea is too thin for LASER treatment
- Myopia: up to 20 diopters
- Hyperopia: up to 10 diopters
- Astigmatism: up to 6 diopters
- Presbyopia: up to 2 diopters
- Also in case of dry eyes or corneal irregularities
- Age under 60 years

Under local anesthesia and sterile conditions, the artificial lens is implanted and positioned in the eye, behind the pupil, in front of the patient's own lens, through a small incision (less than 3mm) at the edge of the cornea. No removal of tissue is necessary. The eye is irrigated and antibiotic eye drops are applied to the eye.

Duration: 3-5 minutes / eye

- Optical rehabilitation: after 1 day most patients achieve full visual performance
- No tissue is removed from the eye, reversible
- No pain
- Does not induce dry eyes
- Sports restriction: 1 week, contact and ball sports 1 month
- Technically simple method
- Treatment of both eyes possible on the same day
- Inability to work: 2-3 days

- treatment in the eye
- price

Price: CHF 4'390 / eye, CHF 4'890 / eye if astigmatism is also present
We implant only the original artificial lenses from Staar Surgical@ from the USA
(preliminary examinations, follow-up examinations and medication, 24/7 availability for the first 3 months, 10 years a follow-up correction by LASER is included if medically indicated)

Anatomy of the human eye

Human eye

The eye is one of our most important sensory organs for orienting ourselves in our environment. In its structure and functioning, the eye can be compared to a camera lens: Light rays ...

Outer eye shell

The outer shell is formed by the transparent cornea and the opaque white sclera. Both tissues give the eye its shape and strength. The conjunctiva covers the sclera in front ...

Conjunctiva (lat. Tunica conjunctiva) & Eyelid

The conjunctiva "connecting garment" (lat. Tunica conjunctiva) is a mucous membrane of the anterior segment of the eye and surrounds the cornea and the visible white part of the eye. With each blink, the conjunctiva distributes ...

Ciliary muscle (lat. Musculus ciliaris)

The ciliary muscle belongs to the inner eye muscles and is located in the ciliary body (lat. corpus ciliare) - also called the ray body. The ciliary body is a section of the middle eye skin and, besides the suspension ...

Posterior eye chamber (lat. Camera posterior bulbi)

The posterior chamber of the eye is smaller than the anterior chamber. It extends from the iris to the vitreous body - in it lies the lens. The aqueous humor - which covers both the posterior ...

Cornea (lat. Cornea)

Light enters the eye through the cornea, where it is then transmitted to the lens and pupil. The cornea is therefore also called the "window of the eye" and is a ...

Pupil (lat. pupilla): Eye hole of the eye

The pupil is the circular aperture in the center of the iris. Light enters the interior of the eye through the pupil. Its size is regulated by the surrounding iris, depending ...

Rainbow skin (lat. Iris)

The iris is the colorful part of the eye and is as individual as a fingerprint. The so-called iris, or "colorful aperture" of the eye, can be changed by an individual pigment distribution in ...

Middle eye shell

The middle shell consists of three sections with specific functions. The iris adjusts the incidence of light. The ciliary body produces aqueous humor and regulates the curvature of the lens for near or ...