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What are the long-term results of a lens replacement?

The lens replacement treatment is one of the safest medical procedures in the world and gives very good results. Millions of these treatments are performed worldwide every year. Implant lenses (also called intraocular lenses) are made of materials such as acrylic or silicone that are ‘biocompatible’. This means that they do not provoke an immune response or an allergic reaction in the body. As a result, they do not need to be replaced and, as a rule, they last a lifetime.

If there is a reason to replace the lenses, it is certainly possible. For example, if someone is less satisfied with the result or if a newer technique becomes available in the future.

Within a few weeks after the lens replacement, the intended result of the procedure is achieved, in the meantime you can usually function as normal. Most people indicate that the image flickers a bit in the first few weeks. This is a very common phenomenon. The circles around lamps in the dark are also often very clearly visible, so driving in the dark is not recommended in the first week in any case.

With tri/multifocal lenses, habituation often has to occur. A positive attitude and the awareness that your vision will improve will help you adapt faster.

Otto Wolter