Trifocal and multifocal intraocular lenses

Are you over 45 years of age and need glasses? -Trifocal lenses and/or multifocal lenses solve the problem of needing glasses or reading glasses.

Most of us realize that when we are 40 years or older, there are days where we have to hold the newspaper or a book further away from our eyes to be able to read. This condition will become manifest once we grow older and can be very disturbing in our every day life. From a certain point on it is necessary to use reading glasses. This condition is called presbyopia and will effect everybody. The implantation of a trifocal or multifocal lens can solve the problem.

This is the option to become  independent of glasses for the rest of your life.

To perform this kind of surgery we use the most modern technology like the Femtolaser system called Catalys. The femtosecond laser enables us to perform the procedure with the greatest possible precision, highest safety and a excellent results.


Advantages trifocal and multifocal lenses

Never again glasses. Never again reading glasses.

With this procedure we solve the problem of having to use glasses for good. The implanted lens stays in your eye for the rest of your life. By the way : – the problem of developing a cataract does not exist anymore after you had the lens exchanged.

Painless surgery

Within a few minutes, the experienced surgeon performs the procedure with a femtosecond laser. This procedure is also possible if you have already undergone a LASIK surgery.

Premium lenses

We only use lenses from top of the line producers like trifocal lenses from Zeiss Meditec  (Link) or the Tecnis Symfony from Johnson and Johnson (Link).

Sharp vision for reading, smart phone, PC and distance vision.

Good visual acuity in all distances is possible shortly after the procedure. Rehabilitation is very fast.

Near vision – 0,3 m

intermediate vision – 0,6 m

distance vision – 5,0 m

Near vision – 0,3 m

intermediate vision – 0,6 m

distance vision – 5,0 m

Course of the procedure

Use of precision laser

In a first step the Femtosecond laser creates a circular and perfectly centered opening of the lens capsule. Following the nucleus of the lens will be subdivided by the laser. This procedure takes only seconds.

Aspiration of the lens

In the next step the lens will be aspirated. The capsule of the natural lens remains in the eye and serves as a container/bag for the new multifocal lens.

Implantation of MFL

In place of your natural lens a new custom multifocal lens will be implanted into the original lens capsule. Finally the minimal cut will be sealed and the procedure is finished.

Course of the treatment

Free consultation

Prior to everything there will be a free evaluation in the AOZ. During this appointment we will evaluate if you’re a candidate for a Multifocal –  or Trifocal lens. We will give you detailed information which MFL serves your purpose best. You are able to ask all your questions. Please plan one hour.

Preoperative examination

Prior to the procedure we will do a very detailed examination. We perform a very detailed and extensive medical examination of your eyes including an impressive amount of measurements to make sure your treatment is as safe and successful as it can be.

Please plan not to wear soft contact lenses 1 week prior to this appointment and hard contact lenses should not be used 2 weeks prior to this appointment
You can also opt to have the procedure in IV anesthesia. Please plan 2 hours for this pre-operative examination. We will do the procedures on your eyes on two consecutive days.

Day of surgery

If you have chosen to have your surgery done in IV anesthesia you will first see the anesthesiologist on the day of your surgery. After that there we will be a strict protocol of desinfection and sterile draping of your eye.

After surgery, which will take approx. 15 min, an eye bandage will be applied and you will be brought to the postop recovery room. There you can relax, have a snack and leave as soon as you are comfortable.


The day after surgery you will have an appointment in the clinic and we will check the result of the surgery. Further postop appointments will be after 1 week, 1 month and 3 months.

Confidence: AOZ at Heidelberg is ranked very high by other patients

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