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May 9, 2009

Implantable contact lenses improve vision !

The advent of implantable contact lenses now helps in providing high definition vision in persons who suffer from severe short sight or long sight.

Explaining the system introduced at his centre, The Eye Foundation Chairman, D. Ramamurthy, said in a press release that a 15-minute out-patient procedure provided clear vision.Earlier, lasik had been the widely practised form of refractive surgery. But, it did not work in people with power at either extreme. This was because considerable uncorrected power was left behind and also the quality of vision deteriorated when higher levels of refractive error were corrected, he said.

Now, there was a solution for even patients with cylindrical power up to seven diopters.The advantage of the new procedure over corrective laser surgery was that patients might have significant improvement in the quality of vision after the lens were implanted.

The lens also had ultra violet ray blockers to lend protection to the eyes.

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