Glasses-Free Life is Possible with Smart Lenses Used in Cataract Treatment

Date Added: 19 August 2020, 08:38

Near East University Hospital Ophthalmology Department Specialist Dr. Mustafa Taşeli stated that in the treatment of cataract, which manifests itself with symptoms such as gradual decrease in vision, sensitivity to light, glare, double vision, difficulty in reading, deterioration in night vision, fading in colors or yellowing, patients having Trifocal Intraocular Lenses do not have to use glasses for the remainder of their lives.

Dr. Mustafa Taşeli; "If the cataract is not treated, complete vision loss occurs."
Dr. Taşeli pointing out that the most common cause of cataract, which is one of the eye diseases that causes vision loss in the world, is the blurring of the eye lens due to aging. Dr. Mustafa Taşeli stated that patients suffering from complaints such as a gradual decrease in vision, sensitivity to light, glare, double vision, difficulty in reading, deterioration in night vision, fading or yellowing in colors, frequent changes in the number of glasses should consult to a specialist. Stating that in the first period of the disease, there was usually a decrease in distance vision and improvement in near vision, Dr. Mustafa Taşeli said that in the latter process, vision decreased completely, and in cases where it was not treated, complete vision loss occurs.

Dr. Mustafa Taseli; "The Trifocal Lenses we use during cataract surgery allow the patient to continue his life without glasses."
Saying that the only treatment method for cataracts that cannot be treated with glasses or medication is surgery, Dr. Mustafa Taşeli stated that the lens that became cloudy during the surgery was removed and replaced with a new lens. Dr. Mustafa Taşeli continued as follows: “The opacified lens, which lost its transparency is removed and replaced with the opacified lens through surgery and the patient can see better again. In previous years, since the lenses were not applied in the operations, the patients had to wear glasses with thick glass, ie approximately +10 number, after the operation. Today, we enable the patient to see far, near and middle distance without glasses with trifocal lenses placed on the patient's eye during surgery. Monofocal intraocular lenses, on the other hand, provide a clear view of the distance and the near, usually without glasses or with glasses prescribed with very low numbers.

Dr. Mustafa Taseli; "Today, no more waiting for the progress of the disease to have cataract surgery."
Stating that the cataract surgeries performed with old techniques previously had been delayed until the last stage, Dr. Mustafa Taşeli emphasized that surgery can now be performed without waiting for the cataract to progress until the last stage; “If the patient's daily life is affected by cataracts, that is, if there is a limitation in daily life activities such as office work, driving a car, watching television, we perform the surgery without waiting for the disease to progress. In recent years, we have been able to make an early surgery decision to get rid of high spectacle numbers."

Dr. Mustafa Taseli; "Smart lenses provide the opportunity to see near, far and middle distance easily."
Also making statements about the lenses used in cataract surgeries, Dr. Mustafa Taşeli noted the following; “The Monofocal intraocular lens in the first group of lenses, which is divided into three different groups, is unifocal and allows the patient to see far. Close-up glasses must be used for near vision. Intraocular lenses in the second group are bifocal lenses and with the bifocal lenses, the patient can see both near and far without glasses, but cannot see clearly between 40 cm and 2 meters, which is defined as the middle distance. Trifocal intraocular lenses in the third group, which we call Smart Lens, have three focuses and are the lenses that solve this problem. With trifocal lenses, the patient can see the far, near and intermediate distance very well without glasses. In addition, it enables to see color difference clearly at all distances and to see uninterruptedly at distance transitions. Again, thanks to the lens feature, there is no glare or light scattering in night vision. The UV feature of the lens also protects the eyes from diseases that may occur against the harmful effects of sunlight."

Saying that news about trifocal lenses, popularly known as smart lenses, has been appearing on social media and in print media, Dr. Mustafa Taşeli stated that the reason why these lenses are popular is that they bring the quality of vision to the top. Dr. Mustafa Taşeli continued as follows: “Recently, the term 'smart lens' is used frequently in the media. Smart lens is a phrase used to describe trifocal lenses. As ophthalmologists, we do not use the term smart lens, we think it is more appropriate to use the term "Trifocal Intraocular Lens". In our clinic, trifocal lenses called "Smart Lens" are used in appropriate cases during cataract surgeries. After the operation, these people can read books, use a computer and watch television without glasses. We decide which lens will be suitable for patients who will undergo cataract surgery by looking at some criteria of the eye."

Dr. Mustafa Taşeli; "Satisfactory results have been obtained in cataract surgeries with the new generation lenses"
Saying that cataract surgery is usually a short-term surgery under local anesthesia, Dr. Mustafa Taşeli stated that after the surgery, the eye is closed in a sterile way and the patient is usually discharged immediately."

Dr. Mustafa Taşeli said, “The next morning, we start medical treatment with liquid medicine. A few days after the operation, the patient can return to work and continue his social activities from where he left off. As a result, promising results can be obtained in cataract surgeries with new generation lenses."