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.