Piggy-Back Lens Exchange treatment is aground-breaking solution for patientswith extreme long and short-sight andcomplex astigmatism.AVC specialises in this kind of innovativeprocedure that restores superb quality ofvision to patients who thought they werebeyond help.
Piggy-Back Lens Exchange ExpertiseAVC was one of the first clinics in the UKto offer Piggy-Back Intraocular LensExchange treatment, a ground-breakingsolution for patients with extreme longand short-sight and complexastigmatism.
As with ICL and CLE treatment, oursurgeons have led the field in theresearch and development of this type ofvision correction treatment and theirreputation for outstanding successattracts patients from all over the world.Piggy-Back Lens treatment involves twodifferent intraocular lenses being insertedinto the eye, one inside the human lenscapsule and one in front of it.
Suitability for Piggy-Back LensExchangePiggy-Back Lens Exchange is suitable for:- Complex prescriptions- Corneal abnormalities such askeratoconus- Multifocal intraocular lens afterstandard cataract treatment
FAQsWhat is this treatment used for?Piggy-back Lens Exchange treatment isused for complicated prescriptions wherea single lens implant alone is not enoughto correct vision. A tailor-madecombination of implants is created inthese cases. It is also used for patientswith abnormal corneas.
How do I know if I need this?This would be determined at your initialconsultation where you would undergoan extensive examination.
What is involved in the treatmentprocedure?The first implant replaces your naturallens as explained in the CLE FAQs. Thesecond implant is then placed in theposterior sulcus (behind the colouredpart of the eye). The second lens couldbe an ICL (Implantable Contact Lens) orIOL (Intraocular Lens).
Can Piggy-back Lenses bemultifocal?Yes, this is possible depending on thenature of the lenses implanted.
Is this a common procedure?No, this is an extremely intricateprocedure that requires exceptionalsurgical skill. AVC is fortunate to haveworld-renowned specialist surgeons onits medical team who are highlyexperienced in this field. AVC has carriedout many successful Piggy-back LensExchange procedures.http://www.advancedvisioncare.co.uk/