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Hospiten implants a new intraocular lens in cataract surgery solving 100% of sight problems

Posted on 06-05-2014

Ophthalmologist, Maria de los Angeles Martinez, of Hospiten Rambla, carries out, for the first time in Tenerife, surgery with trifocal lenses allowing mid-distance sight to be corrected.

The Hospiten Group has taken corrective eye surgery a step further with the use of a new, advanced type of intraocular lens that allows 100% of sight problems sight to be corrected through surgery, as well as improving results in patients with presbyopia, or tired eyes, which causes 80% of those over 45 to have problems with sight or focusing.

The new lens is a trifocal lens, which was implanted for the first time this year in a patient in Tenerife by ophthalmologist Maria de los Angeles Piñero at Hospiten Rambla. As she explains, the introduction of this new advance in ophthalmology “contributes to a marked improvement in the lives of patients, particularly in those over 50 who, thanks to the new lens, will be able to carry out any activity without the need for glasses or contact lenses”.

Until now, eye surgery used bifocal lenses, which only corrected problems with short and long distances. However, with the introduction of the new trifocal lenses, known as AT Lisa Tri by Carl Zeiss, it is now possible to correct mid-distance problems, like when using the mobile phone or when reading the computer screen - situations in which even those who have submitted to corrective eye surgery continue to use glasses or contact lenses.

Furthermore, the new trifocal lenses can minimize disturbing light phenomena or night vision (circles of light that appear around spot lights, etc.) which, on occasion, patients experience after eye surgery.

As with any other type of eye surgery, the trifocal lens is implanted in the eye by means of a minor operation that is safe and rapid, taking only a few minutes. During the operation, the doctor applies local anesthetic to be able to make a small incision in the eye, less than 2 millimeters, through which the lens is introduced with the aid of a small injector. In just a few days, the patient can see correctly without the need for glasses.