Trifocal Intraocular Lens

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Intro To Trifocal Intraocular Lens

Intro To Trifocal Intraocular Lens

If you’re thinking about trying premium lenses to replace your natural eye lenses that have been clouded or darkened too much by cataracts, then you must consider the new trifocal intraocular lens, which has been used in over 70 countries after multiple studies had proved its effectiveness. A trifocal intraocular lens, also known as PanOptix trifocal intraocular lens, is a small, artificial lens composed of foldable acrylic. It provides sharp vision at distance and can replace damaged natural lenses in the eye. Recently, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved these lenses in the United States after many clinical studies indicated good visual acuities at near, intermediate, and distant ranges after using these lenses.

Benefits of Trifocal Intraocular Lens

A trifocal intraocular lens provides a great deal of value and benefits. In short, here are the benefits you will receive from these lenses:

Benefits of Trifocal Intraocular Lens
  • 1Improve Image quality and distance vision more than the monofocal lenses
  • 2Help you do physical activity throughout the day without vision difficulties
  • 3Provide protection against ultraviolet and blue light that comes from screens
  • 4Become less dependent on glasses for reading and other near tasks

Candidates for Trifocal Intraocular Lens

You need to prepare for cataract surgery to receive your new trifocal intraocular lens. To prepare you for this surgery, your doctor may do the following:

 Candidates for Trifocal Intraocular Lens
  • 1Take measurements and determine the size and shape of your eye
  • 2Review your current medications and supplements
  • 3Give you specialized eye drops that contain antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs
  • 4Provide you with other instructions, such as avoiding wearing jewelry or using make-up and nail varnish.

Steps of Trifocal Intraocular Lens

As mentioned already, the trifocal intraocular lens is often given as part of cataract surgery, which is an outpatient procedure that requires quick recovery. The steps of the surgery include:

1. Anesthesia

1. Anesthesia

Your doctor will use numbing eye drops or injectable drugs to help you relax throughout the procedure, but you will be awake.

2. Break the Cloudy Lens

2. Break the Cloudy Lens

Next, they will make small incisions to reach the lens of your eye, use special tools to break them up into small pieces, and remove them from your eye.

3. Place the New Lens

3. Place the New Lens

Finally, they will place the new trifocal intraocular lens into place.

Recovery After Trifocal Intraocular Lens

To recover faster after the procedure, you need to follow the following instructions:

Recovery After Trifocal Intraocular Lens
  • 1Wear eyeglasses to protect your eye and avoid rubbing and pressing on your
  • 2Ask your doctor about activities that you can perform safely after the procedure
  • 3Wear a protective eye shield at night or when you sleep
  • 4Use the eye drops that your doctor will prescribe for you

Risks of Trifocal Intraocular Lens

Many clinical studies have proved the safety of trifocal intraocular lenses; however, these lenses have visible concentric lines that can cause halos around the oncoming headlights, especially at night. Therefore, it is highly recommended to avoid night driving. In addition, cataract surgery itself carries some potential side effects, such as:

Risks of Trifocal Intraocular Lens
  • 1Eye infection or bleeding
  • 2Retina swelling or detachment
  • 3Persistent pain or damaging other parts of the eye
  • 4Blurred vision
  • 5Dislocation of the lens
  • 6Poor vision

Your eye surgeon should perform a complete evaluation to determine if the trifocal intraocular lens is best suited for your eyes. The trifocal intraocular lens is commonly given to people who plan to undergo cataract surgery, but doctors often insist on giving them to people with healthy eyes only. In any case, the candidate for these lenses include: People 22 or older who need new lenses to improve their eyesight People without diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration

The trifocal intraocular lens is placed in the eye through surgery, so that the patient can see at close distances of 35 to 45 cm, average distances of 60 to 80 cm, and also long distances of 5 meters and above, without the need to wear glasses.

– The eye should be covered with eyeglass or a piece of fabric at night during the first days after the surgery. – Avoid rubbing or squeezing your eyes, even if they are secreting fluid. – Apply eyedrops prescribed by doctor on time and continue this action as recommanded, usually for weeks. – Avoid doing any strenuous exercise, such as lifting weights, until the doctor permits this.

This surgery is performed with a surgical microscope and it takes from 1 to 5 minutes to insert the lens. The folded lens begins to automatically adjust its position until it becomes straight and is in the final position between the lens of the eye and the iris (if it is a posterior chamber lens) or settles in the iris (if it is a anterior chamber lens).

– Inducing anesthesia by using eye drops, because general anesthesia of all kinds is not necessary for this kind of surgeries. – The doctor places a specific instrument that keeps the eyelid open, and then begins to make a small incision inside the cornea with a size of 3 mm only. – During the surgery, the patient’s vital signs are monitored. – The doctor implants the lens inside the eyeball, specifically behind the iris. – The process does not take more than 5 minutes. – The patient needs a companion to help him walk after the surgery. – The doctor will ask the patient to keep taking certain types of anti-inflammatory eye drops.



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