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The cataract is a medical condition where the natural crystalline lens of the eye becomes cloudy. Surgery is the only means of remedying cataracts.
Cataract symptoms arise due to problems with the crystalline lens: essentially the clear crystalline lens (comparable to a camera lens) turns gray or brownish, resulting in diminished visual acuity and blurred or clouded vision. Though cataracts may be caused by hereditary factors or external injuries or stimuli, the overwhelming majority of cases are age-related, which is why the risk is high for people entering their mid-40s. At present, surgery is the only solution to cataracts.
Laser cataract surgery
This surgery, performed in approximately 20 minutes for both eyes, corrects not only near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism, but also presbyopia (age-related far-sightedness). Because it is never an ideal situation when a patient’s cataracts are removed while they are suffering from nearsightedness or presbyopia, our procedures resolve these problems as well. Our patients can rest assured that we will apply medical technologies and advanced surgical equipment to deliver the optimal procedure tailored to their specific lifestyle.
STEP 1 Anesthetic
The sole anesthetic used for the procedure is a topical eye drop.
STEP 2 Initial incision made
Scan the eye three-dimensionally in 3D and create a wound (2.2mm-2.6mm) with very high accuracy.
STEP 3 Incision made in the crystalline structure shell (anterior capsulotomy)
Using the laser, a highly accurate incision is made based on image analysis. This method yields greater accuracy than a trained ophthalmologist using a scalpel.
STEP 4 Hardened core of the crystalline lens is crushed (nucleofractis)
A laser is used to finely crush the nucleus of the crystalline lens that had become cloudy and brittle.
STEP 5 Cortex suction
The crushed lens nucleus and the tissue of the surrounding area are suctioned off.
STEP 6 Prosthetic lens is inserted in the eye*
The multifocal intraocular lens is inserted into the clear shell that remains.
Intraocular lens manufacturer adopted in our hospital ・ Multifocal intraocular lens: Trifocal lens: Fine vision (manufactured by PhysIOL) Bifocal lens; Lentis Mplus X (Oculentis) ・ Multifocal lens for astigmatism correction: Trifocal lens; Finevision Toric (manufactured by PhysIOL) 2 focus lenses; Lentis Mplus X Toric (Oculentis) It is possible to correct not only myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism but also presbyopia. In our hospital, we select the lens most suitable for the patient's request and condition.
Laser Cataract Surgery Fees
Fine Vision, Lentis MplusX without astigmatism correction Both eyes: 1.5 million yen, or 50% less for one eye (tax inclusive) Fine Vision, Lentis MplusX (with astigmatism) Both eyes: 1.6 million yen or 50% less for one eye (tax inclusive) Note: for one eye, 50% of the charges are assessed.
Within one year after the day of surgery Capsulotomy following YAG laser procedure: free of charge within one year after procedure A deposit of 300,000 yen is required. Prices include applicable taxes. Note: for supplementary surgery using Lasik, the cost is 200,000 yen for both eyes and 100,000 yen for one eye. Prices include applicable taxes.
Regular follow-up examinations
Recommended: next day, one week, one month, three months, six months, one year
Merits & Demerits
High-precision, safe surgical procedures that may be customized to patient needs
Because the difficult processes of the operation are performed with an automated laser, we are able to offer customized procedures in accordance with pre-operative plans. And because they conform to a patient’s specific needs, our procedures are rendered more accurate and safer.
Reducing any burden on the structure of the eye to facilitate rapid post-operative recovery and visual stability
Cataract surgery incorporates the use of ultrasound to clear the cloudiness of the eye’s crystalline lens that occurs with the condition. Employing a laser, we are able to partition the clouded crystalline structure prior to the use of ultrasound, effectively reducing the amount of ultrasound energy required to clear the structure. The result a much smaller impact on the structure of the eye. Reducing the burden on the eye facilitates more stable vision and rapid recovery.
Creating a perfectly-round, distortion-free shape maximizes the features of implantable prosthetic lenses
Implantation of a multi-focal lens is a very delicate operation in terms of lens placement and other factors. The use of surgical lasers enables the creation of a perfectly round shape, free of any distortion, for the anterior capsulotomy. This is a critical aspect of the procedure that is difficult to accomplish manually. This makes it possible to both maximize the functionality of the multifocal intraocular lens and ensure stable results.
The cost of the procedure is higher than conventional cataract surgery.
Time required for the operation
This operation requires slightly more time than conventional laser surgery because laser application is incorporated into the process.
Some bleeding may occur, depending on the type of equipment.
A special device is attached to the conjunctiva (white portion of the eye) to hold the eyeball in place as the laser is applied. Due to the suction applied to immobilize the eye, some patients may experience bleeding. Any such bleeding has no impact on vision, resolving itself in a matter of days.