Your operation in three steps
Before your operation
The entire procedure for intraocular lens implantation lasts about 30 minutes. The procedure is painless, and we can use either local or general anesthesia.
On the day of your surgery, we will prescribe you an anxiolytic to relax you. You will return to the operating room, and we will give you a sterile operating robe to wear. The procedure can then begin.
During your operation
During your operation, you will be lying on an ophthalmological chair. After following strict antiseptic rules, we will perform your anesthesia of your choice.
The procedure consists of two steps:
- The creation of one or two small openings at the base of the cornea, which we will use to position the lens.
- The insertion of the correction lens, chosen according to your visual impairment.
The procedure is not painful and is perfectly safe. We use the ZEISS OPMI LUMERA 700 Microscope.
After your operation
During the first hours, it is advisable to rest with eyes closed. We recommend you wear transparent goggles while sleeping during the first week. Following your surgeon’s instructions, you will start the antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment on the evening of the procedure as indicated on the prescription.
It is essential not to expose yourself to “at-risk” atmospheres during the first week. Avoid all situations that may expose your eyes to micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi). It is essential to observe strict rules of hygiene, in particular, to wash hands thoroughly before putting in your eye drops. You should also avoid rubbing your eyes, and of course, avoid eye trauma.
Dr. Donate provides post-operative follow-up and will check your eyes the next day, then a week later, and then a month after the surgery.