You can also fill out the contact form and we will contact you as soon as possible.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens and is the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 65. The only treatment option to restore a clear vision is a cataract extraction. EuroEyes recommends implanting the latest trifocal/multifocal lenses, for clear vision without distance or reading glasses.
This outpatient procedure typically lasts 15 minutes per eye. Eye drop anesthetics create a pain free procedure. The eye is opened with a key-hole incision in the corneal periphery that heals without a suture.
The fibrous capsule behind the pupil is opened in a circular manner and the eye’s now opaque lens core is removed. The capsule then functions as supporting tissue for the implanted artificial lens. Each patient receives a custom-made artificial lens implant that has lifetime durability.
The surgeon inserts the injector holding the artificial lens through the key-hole incision into the eye. The lens unfolds and is positioned into the vacant lens capsule. It can remain in the eye for a lifetime and can be either monofocal or multifocal. Since a monofocal lens has only one focal point, the patient is still dependent on glasses after the operation. A multifocal lens, on the other hand, has several focal points. It enables sharp vision at different distances and thus a life without glasses. The procedure restores clear vision and corrects for presbyopia and near-, farsightedness and astigmatism.
The cataract treatment can be carried out with mono-or multifocal lenses. Multifocal lenses have multiple focal points. The choice of a multifocal lens has one distinct advantage: after the cataract treatment the patient achieves a good vision up close and in the distance, without needing glasses. In contrast, monofocal lenses only offer one focal point and only improve the vision in either the distance or close up. You will therefore not become completely independent of glasses if you choose the monofocal lens.
The optics of the multifocal lenses used by EuroEyes are manufactured using the patented SMP technology: a special procedure that reduces a flare phenomena, that always occur in multifocal lenses, to an absolute minimum. The positive effect is less glare and less halos (light rims). Furthermore, the aspheric optics ensure an enhanced image quality and improved contrast sensitivity under reduced light conditions, such as at dusk or at night.To protect the sensitive retina, the lenses are fitted with an optional light protection filter in addition to a UV filter. In ophthalmology, this protection is used particularly for the prevention of macular degeneration (AMD) or for patients who are already affected by AMD.
The clouding is of the natural lens is caused by degeneration of the lens proteins due to light exposure and age-related changes in the metabolism, and leads to a progressive deterioration of vision. With cataracts, the light entering the eye can hardly pass through the lens. This results in a scattered light and an unsharp image on the retina. The outside world is perceived through a veil: only unclear and blurred, color and contrast sensitivity decreases significantly.
The cataract treatment is performed by a outpatient surgical replacement of the clouded natural lens, that is then replaced with a highly advanced artificial lens (IOL). With worldwide nearly 15 million procedures each year, the lens exchange is the most successful and the most common surgery in ophthalmology.
With Dr. Jørn Jørgensen, EuroEyes is led by a pioneer in the field of cataract surgery. In 1990 he was the first eye surgeon in Hamburg to perform outpatient cataract surgeries with a new micro-incision technique (phacoemulsification). Less than a year later, Dr. Jørgensen introduced the “no-stitch surgery”. Thus, EuroEyes has a unique and unmatched experience in the field of cataract treatments.
We have successfully performed several thousand cataract surgeries in our EuroEyes clinics.
The LenSx® femtosecond laser makes it possible to provide bladeless implantation of artificial lenses for cataract treatment – making revolution in this area. Several steps of the previous surgical method are combined in this laser lens operation and thus make the scalpel of the surgeon superfluous. The laser has two major advantages over the previous method. On the one hand, greater accuracy due to more precise positioning of the artificial lens during lens replacement. On the other hand, greater safety and painlessness thanks to high-precision laser cuts.
EuroEyes is one of the first hospital groups and competence centres for lens surgery in Germany to use LenSx® in the field of laser lens exchange and now offers it at many locations – once again demonstrating its pioneering spirit. Because only the most modern and most gentle methods correspond to the philosophy of EuroEyes: not only to correct your ametropia, but to constantly improve the quality of your treatment as well as the quality of your vision in general.
The cataract is a medical condition where the otherwise clear lens in the eye becomes progressively cloudier. The cataract is the most common eye disorder in general, is usually diagnosed in middle and old age and becomes visible behind the pupil. EuroEyes offers the cataract treatment on an outpatient basis using highly advanced methods of lens exchange. The natural lens is replaced with a clear artificial lens (intraocluar lens), which is also referred to as a lens exchange (RLE). Generally, multifocal lenses or alternatively monofocal lenses are used for the correction.
Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 20:00 Saturday: 09:00 – 14:00
*We are speaking English, German and Chinese.