Cataract

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in Brazil and worldwide, accounting for approximately half the cases of blindness.
Cataract is a disease that strikes the eye lens, a kind of natural lens of our eyes. This disease causes partial or complete opacity of the lens, thus causing progressive visual blurring.

Usually cataracts appear with aging, but can also be triggered by trauma, metabolic disorders, ocular inflammation, drug use, among other factors.

Its treatment is through surgical intervention to remove the clouded lens and implantation of an artificial intraocular lens. This procedure is currently performed with use of high-tech techniques, such as microcoaxial phacoemulsification with topical anesthesia (eye drops) and incisions 2-3 mm, providing a quick surgery, an effective and more comfortable visual recovery for the patient.

The surgeons at the Centro Oftalmológico Paletta Guedes are precursors in the city and the region of the microincision cataract surgery (2.00 mm in size) and make available to their patients the latest technology in cataract surgery, as well as intraocular lenses that best adapt to their patients.

Ask your doctor about what intraocular lenses options best suit your lifestyle.

 

  • Aspheric monofocal lenses:
    • Intraocular lenses designed to correct optical aberrations thus improving the quality of vision after cataract surgery. They can be used to correct myopia and hyperopia.
  • Toric lenses
    • Intraocular lenses designed to correct astigmatism present in the patient’s eye, beyond the correction of myopia or hyperopia, if present. They are also available in aspheric version (correcting optical aberrations).
  • Aspheric multifocal lenses
    • Intraocular lenses designed to correct myopia or hyperopia (far-distance vision) and presbyopia (near-distance vision), reducing or eliminating dependence on glasses.
  • Multifocal toric lenses
    • Intraocular lenses designed to correct myopia or hyperopia, along with pre-operative astigmatism (far-distance vision) and presbyopia (near-distance vision), reducing or eliminating dependence on glasses.
  • Aspheric, Toric and Multifocal lenses for secondary implant (Sulcoflex)
    • Intraocular lenses designed to correct the residual refraction (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia) in patients who underwent cataract surgery in the past, but still continue to wear glasses for near and/or distance.

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