Common Questions & Answers On Piggy-back Intraocular Lens Exchange
Q. What is this treatment used for?
A. Piggy-back lens exchange treatment is used for complicated prescriptions where a single lens implant alone is not enough to correct vision. A tailor-made combination of implants is created in these cases. It is also used for patients with abnormal corneas.
Q. How Do I Know If I Need This?
This would be determined at your initial consultation where you would undergo an extensive examination.
Q. What is involved in the treatment procedure?
The first implant replaces your natural lens. The second implant is then placed in the posterior sulcus (behind the coloured part of the eye). The second lens could be an implantable contact lens (ICL) or IOL (intraocular lens).
Q. Can piggy back lens be multifocal?
Yes, this is possible depending on the nature of the lenses implanted.
Q. Is this a common procedure?
No, this is an extremely delicate procedure that requires exceptional surgical skill. Advanced Vision Care is fortunate enough to have world renowned surgeons who are true experts in this field. We have carried out many successful Piggy-back lens exchange procedures.