The most important news in cataract surgery definitely concerns intraocular lens. Today, there are several types available that can be molded to match every eye characteristics, correcting even small, individual flaws.
Your ophthalmologist will suggest the best intraocular lens for your needs. Dr. Badalà introduced High-Tech intraocular lenses (customizable with light) in Italy, and performs cataract surgery using the most innovative intraocular lenses in Milan and Catania.
Here you can see a presentation made for Sky, a television channel, explaining the first European implant that took place in London in 2009.
High-Tech lens is completely customizable and once implanted can be modified through light and become able to thouroughly adapt to the patient’s needs, offering high definition vision.
The most recent technical innovation for subtituting the opaque lens and removing cataract has been used for the first time in Italy in 2010 by Dr. Badalà.
This special lens, developed in California, is made of a silicon polymer. Thanks to this photosensitive material, the lens changes its shape depending on ultraviolet rays, and can be safely and painlessly modified, even after being implanted inside the eye, simply using a rey of light.
This makes personalized solutions a reality, also better correcting vision problems such as astigmatism. This lens is the ideal solution for cataract surgery for patients that have previously undergone laser treatment to cure myopia.
This new lenses represent a huge step forward because they can adapt to every patient’s needs and can be customized after being implanted without having to rely on invasive procedures such as laser surgery.
Two weeks after cataract surgery, the ophthalmologist evaluates eyesight, spotting potential individual flaws such as myopia, astigmatism or ipermetropia, and correct the lens accordingly through light, so that it adapts perfectly.
Once implanted and customized, the lens lasts forever, with no need to be removed or substituted. The result is a significant vision improvement: the patient can see well and perform everyday activities without having to rely on glasses.
Sebastiana Finocchiaro, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteI had big problems due to cataract and high myopia (-20) with astigmatism (-2.0) in both eyes. So, a year ago, I underwent the crystalline lens replacement surgery with intraocular lens implantation.
I often did not r... Keep on reading this reviewecognize, at short distance, the faces of people I met and even contact lenses could not improve my vision (I wore them all day but they gave me a considerable discomfort to the eyes).
Now I see very well without glasses. I need them only to read closely, bust just for small letters. I see 10/10 from distance and I easily drive at night.
Sure, before surgery, I had so much anxiety, but with a slight sedation I was able to collaborate, by staring at the light the Doctor suggested me to look during surgery. I was assisted well in all phases of the operation. After about ten minutes I got back to my feet and I immediately see well from the operated eye without glasses.
I underwent surgery in the right eye at first and, two days later, in the left eye. Before the complete recover, I observed a short period of rest, I carefully followed the treatment with eye drops and I wore a protective shell at night.
For me a new life has started: I do not have to wear those heavy glasses or annoying contact lenses, which need a careful maintenance. Sure it is not easy to stay awake and collaborate during surgery, but the sureness of being operated by experienced hands helps very much.