Experts in the operation of cataracts

En Área Oftalmológica Avanzada we are cataract operation experts.

Here we explain the technology and technique pre, post and intra surgical most advanced that exists today, which we apply in our ophthalmological center and that we difference from other surgical centers.

Experts in the operation of cataracts

En Área Oftalmológica Avanzada we are cataract operation experts.

Here we explain the technology and technique pre, post and intra surgical most advanced that exists today, which we apply in our ophthalmological center and that we difference from other surgical centers.

Cataract operation the new challenge

La cataract surgery it is the most frequent surgical act in ophthalmology, among other things because cataract is a phenomenon of vision loss due to age, so that sooner or later, we will all suffer this process and we must all operate.

In recent years, technologies and cataract surgery have been improving, so that we are increasingly demanding about the results When planning this surgery. The patient wants a very effective and safe surgery, he wants me to let's guarantee success of the intervention, with a Fast recovery and let him be better than before, removing glasses, both far and near.

Ensure success in cataract surgery?

While this objective of guaranteeing the success of surgery in all patients is almost impossible, it is no less true that we can achieve a success rate very close to one hundred percent and this is achieved taking into account a series of factors that we expose below and that allow obtain a very high efficiency and safety binomial.

In the Área Oftalmológica Avanzada we have all the necessary means to achieve this objective, both in facilities, technology, specialist staff y surgeons, factors that allow to reach a degree of excellence that makes us “unique” in Barcelona to get the better results and being able to say that we are the ideal center for those who want to operate on cataracts.

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The most advanced cataract surgery

Which are the factors that make us different from the other centers that operate cataracts.

The answer is that we meet all the requirements that are raised today to get this level of excellence:

  • We make the most advanced surgical technique.
  • We can study patients before surgery to select the type of lens and its power.
  • We detect pathologies that can alter the outcome of the intervention and should be treated previously.
  • We have the technology and experts to perform the micropused MICs surgery that allows us to operate both eyes in the same session.
  • We have a anesthesia team which ensures that the patient does not suffer during surgery.
  • We have the necessary means to carry out the correct postoperative follow-up (rapid visual recovery and possibility of laser retreatment or visual therapy.

These points that we have just pointed out ampWe talk in detail.

Bilateral surgery

La bilateral cataract surgery is to perform the cataract operation of both eyes at once.

Among the advantages of bilateral surgery Of the cataracts we count, among many others, the following benefits.

  • recuperación visual faster.
  • Decrease the risk of 2 interventions, especially in cases of associated pathology.
  • Less time of work leave.

Bilateral cataract surgery is especially indicated in those patients who present associated pathology such as diabetes or bleeding disorders and that require special preparation before entering the operating room

MICS bimanual technique

La micro-incision MICS bimanual technique is to make some much smaller incisions than usual allowing a sealing the incision much faster and safer y no need to put points guaranteeing a better surgical result.

Some and advantages of performing cataract surgery microincision are:

  • Less traumatism surgical.
  • Less tissue damage, especially important in patients with pathologies that induce greater inflammation: with a history of uveitis, dry eye, autoimmune pathology.
  • Less aggression on the corneal endothelium, a structure that guarantees the transparency of the cornea and deteriorates during cataract surgery. This fact is fundamental in young patients who have phagorefractive surgery and have a long life expectancy and the damage of the endothelium in surgery will induce corneal disorders after several years (there is a loss of endothelial cells with age, approximately 3% every year starting at age 50). In the same way, it is essential in the cases of patients with low endothelial cellularity by age (patients over 80 years old) or in cases with endothelial degeneration such as guttate degeneration of the cornea.
  • Less recovery time of visual perception: After cataract surgery there is a neurosensory process of adaptation to the new vision, something that is especially important in the case of binocular vision (relief vision and distance calculation, fundamental in certain jobs or in driving). This fact is particularly important in the case of multifocal lenses, which we know require more adaptation time and it has been shown that as in the case of laser refractive surgery, when both eyes are operated in the same session, recovery Sensorineural is more effective and reduces the time to less than half the time required in the surgery of both eyes separately, we spend 1 week compared to 1 month in classical surgery.
  • Facilitates a better refractive result. It allows to better control the correction of astigmatism and induces less changes in the final graduation (less residual ametropia).

La bimanual cataract surgery can only be made by surgeons better prepared and with better aptitudes to perform surgical acts.

Better refractive results

One of the problems of cataract surgery is that we cannot always guarantee the refractive result, that is, there is no left residual graduation to force us to wear glasses after surgery, especially in the case of multifocal lenses, where the ultimate goal is to eliminate the glasses both from far and near and medium distance.

The technique Bimanual MICS allows smaller incisions that induce less changes in the geometry of the cornea and allow reduce unexpected graduations due to healing of corneal wounds that occur during surgery.

Better surgical control

With this technique and with the technology that the latest generation microscopes use, we can better control the positioning and centering of intraocular lenses, especially important in the case of multifocal lenses and toric for correction of astigmatism, which must be perfectly centered and aligned on the astigmatic axis that we are going to correct.

Custom preoperative study

To ensure the success of the surgery it is essential to perform a pre-intervention study, to value the type of lens we will implant and also to calculate the power of the lens or to rule out that there are no previous pathologies that can cause the recovery of final vision, as in the case of the presence of dry eye, horny guttata o retinal pathology, as the presence of incipient macula alterations, which would advise against the selection of mulitfocal lenses.

Personalized postoperative treatment

In some cases it is necessary to perform special treatments after surgery, As:

  • Improve the quality of the tear film since in many cases it can be the cause of blurred vision or the presence of halos in the light bulbs that bother and can cause important disorders in daily activity, such as drive or work with computers.
  • Improve visual quality and stereopsis through Visual therapy specialized. The embossed and distance calculation they may be affected after cataract surgery and it will be necessary to have the means and experience necessary to resolve these problems when they show that although uncommonHis very annoying when they appear and it is necessary to solve them well and as soon as possible.
  • Retreatment of residual ametropia. In some cases they may appear small mismatches in the final graduation, in most cases due to healing process The Center modify the calculation of intraocular lenses which aims to have no diopters left so it is not necessary to wear glasses. In the same way as in the previous point, although there are few cases, it is necessary have the technology and experience to perform a touch-up with excimer laser to correct these mismatches which can cause cataract surgery to fail.

If you have any further questions come see us at Área Oftalmológica Avanzada. We are delighted to welcome you!

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