|In der Praxis Dr. Bräuning werden Voruntersuchungen, Operationen und Nachkontrollen in zertifizierter hoher Qualität durchgeführt.|
Due to altered metabolic processes, the natural lens of the eye becomes inexorably cloudy in the course of life.
Cataracts usually develop gradually, so that those affected hardly notice them at first. The first vision problems are often noticed from the age of 60.
Cataracts can only be treated surgically by replacing the cloudy lens with a clear artificial lens.
With today’s modern technology, this operation is performed using the finest instruments through a small incision (2.2-3 mm), which can be precisely guided under a microscope.
First, the cloudy lens is crushed by ultrasound and sucked out until only the clear lens capsule remains. Then a thin, folded artificial lens is inserted into the eye, which unfolds and firmly anchors itself in the capsular bag.
The operation is performed on an outpatient basis under local anaesthesia of the eye. A general anaesthetic is generally not necessary. If no other eye diseases are present (e.g. glaucoma, macular degeneration), vision is usually significantly better the day after the operation. Optimal glasses can be fitted after about 6 weeks, if necessary.
Monofocal lenses allow sharp vision in the distance after the operation. You will still need glasses for close-up vision. The monofocal lenses that come into question differ in their quality and additional comfort features. Dr. Bräuning knows the different intraocular lenses with regard to material properties, filters and optical designs. Let us advise you.
If you are tired of your glasses, we can implant a „multifocal lens“ instead of a monofocal lens, which makes glasses superfluous in the vast majority of life situations.
If you are interested, we will be happy to advise you individually and in detail and carry out the necessary suitability tests.
Once implanted, an intraocular lens remains in the eye for life and can usually only be removed with considerable effort and risk. It is therefore important that you choose the „right“ intraocular lens.
Premium lenses such as multifocal lenses are usually not covered by statutory health insurance.