The Procedure For Replacing The Eye Lenses With Synthetic Lenses?
Hello, I (27) with high myopi above -12, I plan to do lasik but I am advised to do clear lens extraction because I have glaucoma symptoms. What is the difference between Lasik and Clear Lens Extraction. And please give an idea about clear lens extraction, thanks
Hello Trisyana, thank you for the question.
Clear lens extraction or also called refractive lens exchange is a procedure to replace eye lenses with synthetic lenses. This method can be used for people with presbyopia or severe hyperopia / hypermetropia. This method can be said to be an alternative to LASIK and some experts claim that the improvement is more real and permanent. In people with severe myopia, the doctor will generally recommend using another method first, before thinking about the clear lens extraction method. That is because, in people with severe myopia, this method is more at risk of causing retinal detachment. However, of course your doctor has thought of certain indications (in this case a suspicion of glaucoma) so the doctor recommends the method.
The procedure is basically the same as cataract surgery, where the eye lens is replaced with an artificial lens. Before surgery the doctor will make sure you are in good health. Local anesthesia and local midriatikum will be dripped in the eye before surgery. Generally the operation takes about 30 minutes if there are no intra-operational difficulties. The next patient is allowed to go home, but it's best to be accompanied by someone. Generally surgery is performed on one eye first, then a week later, the other eye.
Vision improvement is generally immediately felt by patients after surgery. After surgery, the doctor will generally advise patients not to bow, not push, not lift heavy loads, as much as possible not to cough sneezing, not to drive a vehicle, and sleep in a 45 degree head position towards the body. The patient can return to normal activities in about a week. Vision improvement will be optimal within a few weeks or months. During the healing process, vision may look foggy, with halo and glare, and itchiness in the eyes.
The type of lens used can be monofocus, multifocus, and accommodation. The type of lens will be adjusted for each person's needs. Discuss properly with your doctor about this. Ask in detail about the advantages, risks and disadvantages. What also needs attention is the cost that may be much higher than LASIK.
Thus the information from me, hopefully you can be helped. Regards.