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Experience Canterbury Eye Specialists Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) is an exciting new procedure designed to treat farsightedness and presbyopia without using 
a laser.
Lensectomy and IOL implant corrects focusing problems by removing the lens inside the eye and replacing it with one which also corrects any myopia or hyperopia and moderate degrees of astigmatism.

Lensectomy and IOL surgery

How does lensectomy and IOL surgery work?
Lensectomy 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 treat?
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?:
Lensectomy 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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If 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 these costs.
Conductive Keratoplasty Surgery - A new and exciting procedure Canterbury Eye Specialists

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