Phacorefractive Surgery: A Flexible Solution
Phacorefractive surgery is part of the family of so-called "refractive" operations, meaning that they are used to correct a patient's vision and allow him to be more independent of his glasses or contact lenses. Phacorefractive surgery is generally used to treat cases of presbyopia, an age-related pathology defined by the decline in accommodation of the lens. The particularity of phacorefractive surgery is that it can correct near vision by replacing the lens with an intraocular lens of different types: multifocal, trifocal and with extended or progressive range vision. Other better-known types of refractive surgery, such as LASIK, cannot be used to treat presbyopia. Phacorefractive surgery will also correct astigmatism, myopia and hypermetropia.
In addition to treating patients with ametropia - whose eyes need optical correction - this refractive surgery can be combined with cataract surgery, which implies the removal of a cloudy lens. But it can be done without the presence of cataracts.
Replacement of the natural lens with an intraocular lens
For phacorefractive surgery to take place, the patient must first be examined for precise measurements in order to choose the model and diopter of his intraocular lens. Be aware that there are different intraocular lens materials as well as several alternatives that are suited to different needs and lifestyles.
When patients aged 50 and over choose to be more independent of their glasses or contact lenses, phacorefractive surgery — as a method of vision correction — is proposed by our team. We take care of the patients to advise them the ideal lens among our wide range of possibilities by considering their eye health and their activities.
Who is phacorefractive surgery for?
To determine if phacorefractive surgery is a good vision correction solution for you, our ophthalmologists will meet with you during a preoperative visit with or without a consultation request. Our team will then be able to answer all your questions and concerns, and present the different options of intraocular lenses available. The waiting time between the appointment request and the operation is generally short. You can also book an appointment online.
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