It substitues the opaque lens and is “molded” to correct myopia or other problems. A photosensitive lens against small defects.
The very first italian implants of lenses customizable with a ray of light, in place of the opaque lens after cataract surgery, are being performed in Milan, at the S. Giuseppe hospital (Hospital Order San Giovanni di Dio-Fate bene fratelli, Multi Medica Group). This new solution for a “high definition” vision is already used in France, Germany, Belgium and, since two years ago, in the United Stated.
The lens’s value measuring to be inserted after surgery, is not yet perfect: “A -2 myopia could still be there, for example, and glasses would be needed>>, explains Fulvio Bergamini, head of the San Giuseppe’s operative ophthalmology ward, author with Federico Badala of the very first surgeries. <
Is this polymer safe over time? <
This technology is pricier (500 euros against 100-150 of the traditional lens): often the S. Giuseppe hospital offer this procedure in convention with the national Health service.
We ask Daniele Schwarz, MultiMedica CEO, why going for this procedure. <