How does lensectomy and IOL surgery work?
and IOL surgery corrects focusing problems by removing the lens inside
your eye and replacing it with one which corrects your visual problem
eg myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
What disorders can lensectomy and IOL surgery
Lensectomy and IOL surgery is very precise and can be used to treat:
Myopia (short-sightedness) up to - 20 dioptres
Hyperopia (long-sightedness) up to + 30 dioptres
Astigmatism up to 8 dioptres
Who is suited to lensectomy and IOL surgery?:
and IOL implant is most suited to patients either in or nearing the age
where cataracts are common (over 50 years). In fact, the procedure is
identical to that performed on thousands of Australians annually to
correct poor vision from cataract. The only difference is that in this
case, the lens which is removed may not have any cataract.
The procedure is called “clear lensectomy” or removal of an otherwise healthy lens.
Lens surgery is one of the commonest and most successful surgeries
performed in Australia and if you have a significant “refractive
disorder” in this age group, this simple procedure may be for you. The
page on the website about cataract surgery will provide all the
information you need about lens surgery.
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lensectomy and IOL are performed purely to correct short- or
long-sightedness, and there is no cataract present, neither Medicare
nor health insurance covers any of the costs. The hospital admission,
surgical and anesthetic fee and cost of the implant will total from
about $3500 to $4500 per eye depending on the type of implant required.
However, if the procedure is primarily for removal of cataract rather
than “cosmetic” correction of vision, then Medicare and your health
insurance (depending on your policy) will cover a larger proportion of