Refractive lens surgery

While laser refractive surgery is often the right choice for many patients, there are a number of circumstances where a lens-based approach might be the best way of correcting their vision, such as patients with very high myopia (-10.0 D or more), as correcting this amount of myopia would require too much of the cornea to be lasered away. There are a number of lens-based approaches – the right one depends on each patient’s individual ocular anatomy and the visual dysfunction needing corrected.

Phakic Lenses

Phakic lenses are additional lenses that are placed in the anterior chamber of the eye – either in front of the iris (Artisan lens) or behind it (the implantable collamer lens (ICL) to correct for refractive error. We use phakic lenses in patients less than 45 years of age and have a high degree of refractive error (starting with nearsightedness of more than -10 D).

Various Special lenses
AMARIS Excimer Laser

Refractive Lens Exchange

In patients older than 45 years of age and with a high degree of ametropia (e.g. myopia greater than -10 D) we replace the patient’s own lens with a trifocal or multifocal artificial lens. This option allows good vision for near and far, meaning that we’re able to then correct myopia up to -23.0 D and far-sightedness up to +12.0 D.

Prof. F. Hafezi while measuring laser fluence.

Bioptics

Under certain circumstances, we can combine refractive laser surgery with lens replacement, such as in a patient with very high myopia and very high astigmatism. We can use astigmatism-correcting (“toric”) intraocular lenses and the laser to treat the myopia – or vice versa: use the laser to treat the astigmatism, and the intraocular lens to correct the myopia. It all depends on each patient’s individual ocular anatomy – but the combination means that patients with extreme refractive errors can have them corrected.

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Squitieri Elias
Squitieri Elias
12:43 08 Sep 21
Die Behandlungen waren bei mir erfolgreich, alle waren sehr nett und haben mein Leben vereinfacht.Danke
Eliane Bossart
Eliane Bossart
13:01 05 Sep 21
Vor einem Jahr war ich einer ganz verzweifelten Situation und total im Stich gelassen. Meine Augen wurden aufgrund... eines ausgeprägten Kerakotonus immer schlechter, ich hatte Angst und war alleine mit meinen Problemen. Zudem vertrug ich die Kontaktlinsen nur noch ganz schlecht und hatte jeden Tag Schmerzen.Professor Hafezi hat mir mit zwei Operationen wieder das auf Grund der Situation mögliche an Lebensqualität zurückgebracht. Es war ein starpaziöses Jahr mit vielen Entbehrungen aber es hat sich gelohnt! Herzlichen Dank fuer die Unterstützung.read more
Gabriela Meyer
Gabriela Meyer
18:32 22 Aug 21
Ich wurde von meiner Optikerin auf Prof. Dr. Dr. Hafezi aufmerksam gemacht. Es war mir vorher nicht bewusst, dass meine... Augenkrankheit (Keratokonus) operativ mittels Cross Linking behandelt und so gestoppt werden kann. Die Beratung und Behandlung war sehr kompetent und ich fühlte mich jederzeit wohl. Die Operation verlief gut und das Ergebnis ist einwandfrei.read more
Naomi
Naomi
11:38 11 Aug 21
Ich bin sehr glücklich, dass ich das Elza Institute gefunden habe. Ich wurde von anderen Augenärzten abgewiesen, da... meine Augen zu kompliziert/schwierig zu behandeln waren. Prof. Dr. Dr. Hafezi konnte mir jedoch helfen und ich bin sehr glücklich und zufrieden mit dem Resultat. Vielen Dank!read more
Till B
Till B
08:30 19 Jul 21
Ich habe eine überaus kompetente Beratung und Behandlung erlebt. Die gesamte Betreuung war sehr freundlich und... professionell. Herzlichen Dank!read more
Thomas S.
Thomas S.
09:37 07 Jul 21
My left eye had to be operated on because of a cataract. As I had an Artiflex lens implanted a few years ago, it had to... be removed first before a modern lens could be implanted to correct the cataract. Prof. Hafezi treated me in an very competent and friendly manner. I am very happy with the result.read more
Selma A. Rahim
Selma A. Rahim
19:45 02 Jul 21
Dr. Hafezi.. the KING OF CXL🤴
Gianluca Ricci
Gianluca Ricci
12:46 10 Apr 21
Great team and service!
rehaneyecare
rehaneyecare
05:36 08 Apr 21
Excellent surgeon
Steven H.A
Steven H.A
16:13 11 Jan 21
Prof. F. Hafezi s expertise is enormous and he has a very pleasant and calm nature which gives the patient... security.Thank youread more
Online Commande
Online Commande
09:19 05 Dec 20
Totally creepy, very arrogant Prof.He just want your money.It may explain, why this Prof. is not in the center of the... city of Zürich and why he has been thrown away from University of Geneva.read more
Elena Churilova
Elena Churilova
10:06 17 Nov 20
At the moment, 3 months have passed since the moment I made laser vision correction in this clinic. and I can say that... I am happy that I chose this particular clinic and Prof. F. Hafezi. The entire staff of the clinic is very friendly, treats patients with sympathy and patience if they are nervous before surgery (my big gratitude to Aida Alili for all support and patience). The doctor Hafezi and other doctors of the clinic are very professional and ready to explain to you as many times as you need. I can only recommend!read more
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