What you should know about cataracts
Cataracts? Nothing to worry about!
Help with cataracts
You have been diagnosed with cataract. The treatment involves replacing the natural lens of the eye with an artificial lens, a so-called intraocular lens (IOL). This can significantly improve vision.
As a manufacturer of medical implants for eye surgery, we develop and produce these artificial intraocular lenses. Our goal is to offer your ophthalmologist the best possible treatment options to maintain your eyesight with a selection of high-quality premium products.
The following pages provide information on cataracts and a helpful overview of the various treatment options. You will also learn more about our state-of-the-art production technology to the highest quality standards for your maximum safety.
If you have further questions about your treatment, please contact your opthalmologist.
Overview of topics
In addition to the most frequent cause – namely ageing – clouding of the lens can also be congenital or caused by an injury to the eye or by medication.
In the case of extreme nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, the ophthalmologist might advise to remove the natural eye lens before it becomes cloudy and replace it with an artificial lens of appropriate correction. This type of lens replacement is called “refractive lens surgery” or “clear lens extraction.”
How can cataracts be recognized?
How are cataracts treated?
Which individual treatment options are available for cataracts?
A range of implants with different properties are available to surgeons for the treatment of cataracts.
The standard treatment is the use of so-called monofocal lenses (“single power lenses”) made of high-quality material. They enable clear eyesight at the preferred distance (far or near).
Innovative premium intraocular lenses are equipped with special functions and can offer additional benefits over standard IOLs depending on individual needs and medical criteria.
Read on to learn more about the advantages and potential applications of different intraocular lenses (IOLs).
|Monofocal IOLs||the standard treatment for cataract.|
|IOLs with XL optic||optimal for patients with large pupils and for long-term reliable treatment|
|Aspheric IOLs||for more safety through eyesight with better contrast:|
e.g. when driving or in dim light conditions.
|Trifocal IOLs||comfortable sight at all distances:|
near, intermediate, and far.
|Toric IOLs||for distance vision without glasses with an existing astigmatism.|
|Toric multifocal IOLs||vision at all distances even with an existing astigmatism.|
|Yellow IOLs||with a blue light filter to protect your retina against high-energy “harmful” light.|
What is so special about IOLs made by HumanOptics AG?
HumanOptics AG is one of the leading manufacturers of the highest quality intraocular lenses. Our goal is to restore the best possible vision to the human eye: quality and innovation for the benefit of patients.
|100% Made in Germany||We, at HumanOptics, produce all our products in Germany, at our company headquarters in Erlangen and at our second production site in Sankt Augustin. From development through to production to the final product ready for dispatch, all stages of manufacturing are carried out in-house in accordance with the strictest standards laid down in our quality management procedures.|
|Cutting-edge technology for premium implants||For the production of our premium IOLs we use ultra-modern precision lathes enabling the creation of an optical surface with unrivaled precision. This advanced technology results in premium quality optical surfaces for brilliant, clear and sharp images.|
|Safety is our top priority||Quality assurance for our implants is paramount to us. We inspect every single lens multiple times so that we can prove that each patient is getting a perfect lens. With our quality management which is regularly audited in-house and by external experts, we guarantee the highest level of production safety.|
|HumanOptics – the reliable partner of your ophthalmologist||Since the development of the first intraocular lens in 1949, a lot has happened: gentle surgical procedures, the latest IOL technologies, and modern, safe manufacturing methods have steadily improved patient care. We have more than 35 years of experience in the development and production of intraocular lenses, and we set a global standard for innovation and safety. Using the most advanced technology, we work every day to provide your ophthalmologist with the best medical implants to enable optimal treatment for you.|
Place your trust in German quality workmanship and our long years of expertise!
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