Permanent removal of diopters with refractive lens replacement

The transparency and flexibility of the lens decreases with age, impairing the quality of vision, which cannot be corrected by laser, and in many cases the deterioration of vision can be a sign of the initial stage of cataract. Therefore, replacement of the natural lens is often the best option for removing dioptres and permanent vision correction.

What is a refractive lens replacement?

Refractive lens exchange is a type of vision correction surgery that involves using ultrasound to remove the eye's natural lens and replace it with an intraocular lens (IOL) to reduce your dependence on glasses and contact lenses.


An alternative to laser diopter removal

A permanent solution to improve vision

Fast recovery

Significantly reduced dependence on glasses

Elimination of the risk of cataracts

Lenses from the world manufacturer Johnson&Johnson

At Plava Medical Group, we install only the best models of lenses from the world's leading manufacturer - Johnson&Johnson. According to your needs, we use monofocal lenses to remove dioptres at a greater distance or multifocal lenses to correct vision at all distances.

Technis Eyhance - innovative lenses for the correction of myopia

Tecnis Eyhance is a monofocal intraocular lens that, in addition to good vision at a distance without glasses, allows you to see well at the so-called intermediate or middle distance (65-80 cm).

This means that with the Tecnis Eyhance lens you will not have to wear glasses for driving, watching TV, in the cinema, theater, etc.

Thanks to the so-called continuous "high order" aspheric technology and reduction of chromatic aberrations, this lens provides excellent quality of vision. In addition, unlike other monofocal lenses, Tecnis Eyhance enables high independence from glasses for working on the computer, cooking, and other daily activities that you perform at a distance of 60 cm to one meter. 

Standard, up to now available monofocal intraocular lenses give the patient good distance vision without glasses, but for all other distances it is necessary to use them.

Tecnis Eyhance provides equally good distance vision compared to other monofocal lenses, but significantly better vision without glasses at medium distance.

This lens, like all monofocal lenses, does not interfere with low light conditions, at dusk, night driving, etc.

Technis Synergy lenses - diopter correction at all distances

Technis Synergy lenses are intended for people who want to correct the reading dioptre, and at the same time do not want to lose the quality of distance and medium distance vision. 

Their incredible resemblance to the natural lens allows you to see perfectly at all distances after only 24-36 hours. Side effects are almost non-existent, just as there is no difference in the quality of night and day vision.

Another advantage of Synergy lenses is the absence of "transitional vision zones", i.e. regardless of whether the text being read is placed 30 or 35 cm from the eye, vision will be equally good. 

We definitely recommend that you make a decision on choosing an intraocular lens in agreement with an eye surgeon during a consultation at our institution. Examinations and interventions are performed by an eminent expert - Zlatko Mušanović, vitreoretinalni hirurg, uz asistenciju Nejre Hodžić, spec. oftalmologije i Minele Spahić, instrumentarke. 

Frequently asked questions

You may be a good candidate for refractive lens exchange (RLE) if:

  1. You want to eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses,
  2. You are showing early signs of cataracts
  3. You have presbyopia (loss of reading vision)
  4. You are too nearsighted or farsighted for laser surgery
  5. Your corneas are too thin for safe laser vision correction
  6. You have other eye problems

During your first consultation, the eye surgeon will determine if you are suitable for lens replacement surgery. They will also discuss the benefits and potential risks of the procedure and agree a personalized plan with you. The operation is usually performed on one eye and not on both at the same time. If you need surgery on both eyes, the surgeries will usually be performed one week apart.

On the day of surgery, anesthetic eye drops and a mild sedative will be given to ensure the procedure is painless. Your surgeon will soften your existing lens with ultrasound. This is then emulsified, removed and replaced with an intraocular lens implant.

The procedure takes between 30 and 60 minutes and you will be able to go home the same day.

Refractive lens replacement surgery is one of the safest and most common procedures in the world, with more than 3 million surgeries performed each year in Europe alone. Complications are very rare and significantly reduced when you put yourself in the hands of experts and a modern clinical environment.

After removing the natural lens and installing an artificial intraocular lens, the effect is lifelong, the artificial lens does not need to be changed 

Consult with our doctors

If you want to improve the quality of your vision and enable high independence from glasses, schedule an examination today and find out if you are the right candidate for lens replacement.

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