The most modern intraocular lens Eyemax Mono
Novelty in ophthalmology!
In 2017 finally a new method for effective treatment of patients with dry form of macular degeneration and other macular diseases has appeared. What is this method? Eyemax Mono is the world’s first macular lens widening the vision. Its implantation is a revolutionary, totally innovative and effective method of treating patients with dry form of macular degeneration and other macular diseases.
Until now, most patients with dry form of macular degeneration would hear that “nothing can be done” to improve their vision. Even though there is no 100% effective treatment of the dry form of macular degeneration, still in patients suffering from it and implanted with the Eyemax Mono lens a great improvement or recuperation of vision is observed.
The technology of the innovative Eyemax Mono lens was developed by dr. Bobby Quershi who leads the team of ophthalmological surgeons and scientists from the London Eye Hospital Pharma. It’s a team of physicians with great experience in treating patients with macular degeneration.
In Poland, the Retina Ophthalmological Hospital is the firs and the only one using the Eyemax Mono lens.
Which patients the Eyemax Mono lens is recommended for?
The Eyemax Mono lens can help patients with dry and some of the wet forms of the macular degeneration as well as patients with other forms of macular diseases such as:
– diabetic macular degeneration,
– macular hole,
– myopic degeneration,
– hereditary retinal degeneration such as Stargardt and Best dystrophy.
The procedure of implanting the Eyemax Mono lens is suitable both for patients who underwent the cataract removal surgery and those who did not have such procedure performed.
How does the Eyemax Mono lens work?
The lens works as a small telescope. Thanks to this, the image reaching the eye is enlarged and is then transferred to the healthy parts of the retina around the macula. This gives the patient the opportunity to notice significant improvement of the central vision.
As the lens delivers high-quality image to all parts of the macula, the brain can help the eye to select the image from the healthiest part of the retina. Even if the disease is progressing, the Eyemax Mono lens continues to work. It causes the brain to automatically receive the best image available on the retina. This gives us the confidence that the lens will retain the best vision that a macula can achieve.
How does Eyemax Mono lens improve the vision?
By having this lens implanted, the patient can recognize facial features, read and even drive. The percentage of vision improvement, in some people greater, in others, depends on the type and severity of the patient’s condition.
What is the risk?
The risk of implanting the Eyemax Mono lens is no greater than the risk of cataract removal surgery, that is minor.
How does the procedure of implanting the Eyemax Mono lens look like?
The Eyemax Mono lens in its shape and size is no different than other lenses used in cataract removal surgeries. It is being implanted into the eye during a surgical procedure (which lasts up to 15 minutes). No need to stay overnight at the hospital. In the first postoperative period, the patient has a follow-up appointment. Recovery after the surgery is fast and does not require special medical advice. For about a month after the procedure the patient needs to apply eye drops, usually the same as used after the cataract removal surgery.
It is recommended to implant both eyes with the Eyemax Mono lens in a short period of time. Otherwise, the patient will see images of different sizes in each eye.
After the surgery, patients may need some time to get used to the effect of improved vision. Patients with the wet form of the macular degeneration who suddenly lose their vision as the effect of bleeding under the retina need about 4 months in order to get used to the effects of the lens implantation.
It is also recommended that the patients with the Eyemax Mono lens implanted would wait about 4 weeks before they have new glasses assorted.
Why is it worth to have the Eyemax Mono lens implanted?
How is the Eyemax Mono lens different from other intraocular lenses? First of all:
– it improves both the distance vision and the ability to read – in most patients the distance vision is improved of about 3 lines, and the close vision is improved of more than 2 lines on the test board. In some, the improvement reaches up to 5 lines,
– after the Eyemax Mono lens implantation the patients are able to read 25% faster than before the surgery,
– although the lens does not fully restore vision and does not stop the progression of the disease, it minimizes the effects of increased retinal damage and maintains the best vision your macula can achieve,
– after having the lens implanted the patients feel more confident about their vison. Generally speaking, the image quality improvement in healthy parts of the retina occurs.
The Eyemax Mono lens and the eyeglasses
The image magnifying effect of the Eyemax Mono lens can be escalated by using moderate-intensity glasses. The patients with Eyemax Mono lens implanted generally need two pairs of glasses: one for working from close distance and the other for seeing from far.
If you are interested in Eyemax Mono lens implantation, call us.
Retina Ophthalmological Clinic and Hospital
phone: +48 693 722 448 or +48 22 664 44 33