Prelex stands for “presbyopic lens exchange” and basically means replacing the crystalline lens in patients from the age of 45 upwards with a progressive (multifocal) lens or an accommodative lens. As the patient is not suffering from cataract, the National Health Service does not cover this procedure. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under local anaesthetic, administered in the form of drops, at the theatre in the clinic located at Kortrijksesteenweg 206 in Sint-Martens-Latem.
Nowadays there are also multifocal toric implant lenses available which allow us to correct both long and short-sightedness and even astigmatism with the same implant.
This flexible lens will allow you to restore both your long and short-distance sight. A progressive lens is injected through a 2.5 mm corneal incision. We started implanting these implant lenses in 2002. The light is split into near and distance foci. People working in front of a PC may sometimes still need to wear a slight correction. Following this procedure, some patients may temporarily be bothered by halos around light sources.
You may also find that contrasts are slightly less pronounced following the surgery. 81% of patients who received bilateral implants can go about their daily business without glasses. Nowadays there are also multifocal toric implant lenses available which allow us to correct both long and short-sightedness and even astigmatism with the same implant.
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