Intraocular lens Tunisia: what are intraocular lenses?
An intraocular lens Tunisia is an ocular implant that is surgically placed inside the eye to serve as a permanent lens. Thanks to technological advances in refractive surgery, the intraocular lenses used are made of a very soft and flexible material to ensure the comfort of the eyes.
Intraocular implants are used to correct various visual disorders, such as cataracts, myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia and astigmatism.
In the case of a cataract, the intraocular lens serves as a substitute for the opacified crystalline lens, which must be removed before the implant can be placed. This procedure is irreversible and the natural lens cannot be restored. It should be noted that the placement of intraocular implants remains the only treatment for cataract, until today.
In the case of astigmatism, myopia or hyperopia, the crystalline lens is preserved and the intraocular lens is placed in addition to correct the visual disorder. This operation is reversible and the ocular implant can be removed in the future, if necessary. This procedure is usually only recommended when the patient has one or more contraindications to laser treatment.
One of the advantages of intraocular lenses is that they are also invisible, permanent, comfortable and maintenance-free.
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Getting intraocular lenses in Tunisia: what you need to know before you start
A diagnosis of the condition requiring intraocular lenses must be made by the ophthalmologist. The ophthalmic surgeon must evaluate your X-rays and tests and ensure that you are a good candidate for the operation (that your condition cannot be treated with laser).
He or she will also discuss the risks, recovery time and cost of the procedure with you.
How is intraocular lens surgery performed in Tunisia?
Eye implant surgery is a procedure that does not take long (10 to 20 minutes per eye). It is usually done on an outpatient basis and under local anaesthetic. It must be done in a perfectly sterile surgical environment.
Once the eye has been numbed with eye drops, the surgeon makes a micro-incision (2.2mm) in the cornea.
In the case of a cataract, the surgeon cuts the lens with an ultrasonic probe and removes it from the eye. The surgeon then proceeds to insert the intraocular lens. The micro-incision is usually not sutured as it is very small.
In the case of astigmatism or strong myopia, the lens is not removed and the surgeon proceeds directly to the insertion of the lens, in front of or behind the iris (depending on the implant chosen).
Post-operative follow-up of eye implant surgery in Tunisia
- The installation of intraocular lenses in Tunisia is very rarely painful. Eye drops will be prescribed for the first few days.
- The return home is done the same day. It is recommended to rest for the rest of the day.
- It is also recommended to rest at home for 1 or 2 weeks in order to recover properly.
- Visual recovery is usually quite fast (within a few days) and vision improves significantly.
- An annual check-up with the ophthalmologist is recommended.