Intraocular Lens

Intraocular Lens

An Intraocular lens ( IOL) is a lens implanted in the eye for the treatment of cataracts and myopia. The most common type of IOL is the pseudophakic IOL. When the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy, it is removed and the intraocular lens is implanted in the eye. When there is myopia and laser refractive surgery is not possible, a phakic intraocular lens is placed over the natural lens and this can correct myopia.

The intraocular lens was initially made of PMMA and this was rigid in nature. Now the lenses are made of flexible material and this has revolutionized cataract surgery. The lens consists of a central optic which is the seeing part of the lens and the peripheral haptics which are small struts to hold the lens in place. Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed in the world with millions of surgeries performed each year. The two most common types of lenses are mono-focal and multifocal lenses. The monofocal lens usually helps to see distance clearly and one needs glasses for near. The multifocal lens helps in seeing both near and distance clearly.

The intraocular lens is implanted in the eye through a less than 3 mm incision. These lenses are foldable lenses and there is no need for stitches. The surgery takes less than 30 minutes and there is fast recovery. Overall the intraocular lens has been a great revolution in the field of eye surgery.

Dr. Ramesh Murthy at AXIS EYE CLINIC has nearly 20 years of experience and has trained at the best eye institutes in India and abroad. His vast experience helps him in tackling the most complex cases with ease. He has a pleasant demeanor and is frank and honest in revealing to the patients beforehand what to expect and what the result will be. He is positive, friendly, and always has a determination to do the best for the patient.

Dr. Ramesh Murthy is a renowned eye surgeon and one of the best cataract surgeons in Pune, well-known for his excellent results. He is considered among the best eye specialists in Pune. He is also among the best oculoplasty and best squint surgeons in the city of Pune. He is available at Axis Eye Clinic, Pune which is among the best eye clinics in Pune. The staff at Axis Eye Clinic are well versed with Mediclaim and insurance procedures and are always there to help you.

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