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Refractive cataract surgery

You noticed a decrease in your vision despite an appropriate correction? Colors appear dull and you need to increase the light sources to see well? With cataract refractive surgery, you could restore your vision and see without glasses at any distance.

The refractive cataract surgery

You know what cataract surgery is, but do you know you could restore your vision and free yourself from glasses?

What are the cataract refractive surgery suitability criteria?

The first factor that qualifies a person for refractive cataract surgery is having cataracts. A person must have a cataract for a surgeon to remove a cataract. Cataract refractive surgery is also for those who want to have a clear vision and see bright colors without glasses.

How does the cataract refractive surgery work?

The procedure for cataract refractive surgery is very similar to cataract surgery. The only difference is that cataract surgery is performed to remove the cloudy eye lens that causes vision to become blurred, while refractive cataract surgery is performed intending to remove the need to wear glasses or lenses by inserting a clear artificial lens which restores clear vision at various distances.

We specialize in cataract screening. We do not only test visual acuity, but also take visual quality into account. We also ensure the good health of the other anatomical and physiological structures of your eyes to optimize the results of the surgery and reduce complications.

What are the cataract refractive surgery advantages?

Refractive cataract surgery eradicates cataract eye disease and corrects refractive errors in one single operation.

What are the cataract refractive surgery risks?

The side effects of cataract surgery are mainly related to the eye drops that you will need to put in your eyes after surgery: allergies or irritation. Eye drops, however, remain essential after each operation because they reduce the risk of inflammation and postoperative infection.

What are the cataract refractive surgery alternatives?

The only treatment for cataracts is surgery. This is the most performed operation in France with nearly 850,000 operations per year. What are the cataract refractive surgery steps? After following strict antiseptic rules, we will give you the anesthesia of your choice. With refractive cataract surgery, instead of using a surgical blade, we use a laser to create a small opening in the front layer of the lens of the eye.

We then use the laser to break up the cloudy lens into smaller pieces. The laser creates small incisions in the cornea allowing access to the cloudy lens inside the eye. We then remove the pieces of lens using a tiny ultrasound suction device that we place through the incision. Once we have completely removed the cataract, we insert an artificial lens through the tiny incision into the position where the natural lens used to be. Because the incision is so small, it does not require any sutures.

What are the cataract refractive surgery results?

The results are excellent. After refractive cataract surgery, you will have clear vision, colours will appear brighter, you will notice more details and you will have a significantly reduced or eliminated need for glasses. Our statistical results found that 90% of activities are doable without glasses for all patients. Only very fine prints are uneasy to read with dim light. All our patients tell us how happy they are to gain freedom without glasses.