Natural aging processes and other factors (e.g. family, injury, diabetes, eye surgery) can lead to clouding of the lens, colloquially known as cataract. The cloudiness reduces visual acuity and contrast vision, and colours are perceived differently. Vision is "foggy". The only way to treat cataracts is surgery. This is one of the most common medical interventions worldwide and has developed into a very safe technology over the last decades, which allows for optimal visual acuity and a gain in quality of life.
To be able to aspirate the lens, a circular opening of the lens capsule is first performed manually. The lens is then divided manually and crushed and aspirated with ultrasound. The foldable artificial lens is placed in the now empty capsular bag, where it remains for a lifetime.
In most cases, cataract surgery is performed under local anesthesia (with drops only) and on an outpatient basis. The post-operative checks are carried out by a private ophthalmologist, or by us, the first time one day post-operatively.
The prerequisite for optimal results is the most accurate measurement of the eye, so that an artificial lens with the ideal correction can be inserted. These measurements are made with modern equipment that can precisely measure the length of the eye and the curvature of the cornea. During the preoperative consultation, we decide together with the patient which lens and lens power is most suitable (depending on the visual need - near, distance, freedom from glasses - or depending on additional eye diseases).