Presbyopia Correction

In case of high refractive error or with patients older then 45, a better solution for vision correction would be ultrasonic surgery where a patient´s natural lens is removed and the multifocal artificial lens is implanted. This also applies for patients who are not good candidates for laser vision correction due to a too high diopter the possibility of intraocular lenses (ICL) implantation is available. This procedure is similar to cataract surgery. When it comes to experience in the implantation of multifocal and intraocular lenses the University Eye Hospital Svjetlost is the leading Clinic in Southeast Europe. Accordingly, Svjetlost is the leader in refractive surgery with over 20 years of experience. Many celebrities have placed their trust in the work of the Svjetlost Eye Clinic alongside with 40.000 other patients who successfully had intraocular lens surgery. For excellence in the field of ophthalmology and due to new procedures Svjetlost Eye Clinic has won numerous international recognitions. Svjetlost refractive surgeons are permanent lecturers and instructors at the most prestigious European Congresses of Ophthalmology and educators in the field of refractive surgery (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo).

After we turn 40, changes in eyesight start occurring. People who previously had no problems with their vision or were shortsighted suddenly become farsighted and "the hands become too short." In addition to glasses for reading and working on the computer, many also need to wear glasses for watching TV or movies, driving, etc. Doing sports, staying on the beach in the summer and skiing in the winter become problematic. Presbyopia or age related farsightedness is part of the natural aging process of the eye. It begins to emerge in the early forties. It is caused by a reduction in the ability of the eye muscles to flex our natural lens (the lens has the shape of a disc for viewing at a distance, resembling a sphere when looking at close objects). When we get older changes in the structure of the lens occur, and it loses the elasticity it had in youth. The main symptom of presbyopia is difficulty to focus on images and blurred vision appears when looking at near objects. People often experience this symptom when the letters during reading become blurred and too small. Longer attempts to read or look at close objects lead to stress and eye fatigue often accompanied by tearing and sometimes even headaches. These disturbances become more effective in low light conditions.

There are several possibilities for correcting age related farsightedness. One option is to wear glasses or contact lenses. Today, an increasing number of patients opt for surgical correction of age related farsightedness. The surgical treatment involves replacing the natural lens of the eye for an artificial lens that allows excellent vision at different distances. This treatment significantly improves the patients quality of life as it resolves the need for wearing glasses after the surgery.

Advances in technology have bought along the development of multifocal intraocular lenses that have 2 or 3 focuses and enable the patient to have good vision at different distances without glasses. The latest generation of multifocal lenses are trifocal lenses, which in addition to providing excellent distance and near vision also provide a great vision for intermediate distances. This is especially important for patients who work with computers or just use the smartphones or tablets a lot during the day.

Symfony lenses are the first intraocular lenses in the world that have so-called extended range of vision and enables patients to achieve great vision without glasses for near, middle (for computer use) and distance vision. The unique design allows a new form of refraction of light that extends the focus of the eye resulting in an extended range of vision at all distances and better contrast sensitivity than any of the currently used lenses. The most significant advantage of Symfony lenses compared to multifocal lenses is that there is a significant reduction in smaller vision disturbances such as glaring of lights during night driving.

University Eye Hospital Svjetlost is in the prestige club of three ophthalmological clinics in the world that have implanted Synergy intraocular lenses to cure presbyopia, so-called age-related farsightedness. This lens combines two technologies: multifocal with an extended range of vision meaning great eyesight without glasses at every distance and EDOF extended range of vision bringing a better quality of images. Synergy is a novelty in the presbyopia correction on the global scene. Six years ago Svjetlost Eye Clinic was one of the nine clinics in Europe for Johnson & Johnson Vision research in order to implement the first lens with an extended range of vision- Symfony. Patients can cure the so-called presbyopia, i.e. they will no longer need to wear glasses after undergoing the surgery of implantation of the multifocal intraocular lens or the intraocular lens with an extended range of vision. When it comes to experience in the implantation of multifocal and intraocular lenses with an extended range of vision, Svjetlost is among the leading European clinics.

Symfony enables people with presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) to gain perfect vision after the surgery, at every distance, without wearing glasses. While cured of dioptre, the Symfony lens is the solution where a patient will not develop cataract later in life. The operation is fast, safe, effective and painless and the patient can continue his or her daily activities after 3-5 days.

At the beginning of 2019, Svjetlost started with implantation of new Johnson & Johnson lenses Tecnis Eyhance. This monofocal intraocular lens enables the patient to have good distance vision without using glasses and beside this feature, it brings good vision at medium range distance (65-90cm). This implies that patients with Tecnic Eyhance lens do not need to wear glasses for driving, while watching TV, at the movies or theatre and so on. Standard, monofocal intraocular lenses available up to this moment grant good sight at the distance but glasses are needed for all other proximities of vision. The positive aspect with the Tecnis Eyhance lens is that it can be implanted to all the patients who are treated for cataract while for a lens with an extended range of vision or multifocal lenses there are certain medical parameters needed to be taken into consideration in order to have lenses implanted.

Due to impressive results with the Symfony and Eyhance lenses implantation, Svjetlost Eye Clinic is one of the first 3 clinics in the world given the opportunity to present patients with the possibility of implantation of the Synergy lens. Synergy is the newest addition in refractive surgery, thanks to the technology of the extended range of vision for distance and medium range distance with multifocal technology for near vision. For patients it means good sight at every distance, in other worlds life without glasses.

There are no universal methods for vision correction and it is essential that you pick a clinic where the doctors will be able to fully personalize your procedure. Some clinics only perform laser vision correction and are not able to offer other options. Always insist that the treatment you are receiving is the best possible medical option for your eyes.

When it comes to the experience of implementing multifocal and intraocular lenses with an extended range of vision, Svjetlost is one of the leading European clinics.

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