MICS (Micro-Incision Cataract Surgery)

Cataract surgery has experienced a large transformation in the last decade and has ever since, been evolving. This transformation has been in response to increased refractive requirements of our patients and ophthalmic surgeons. New technology has allowed for unlimited development of this surgical technique and tools. Cataract surgery began as surgery with an incision of 8-10 mm called ICCE to 1.8mm called MICS.

Micro-Incision Cataract Surgery (MICS) is an approach in cataract surgeries where an incision of less than 1.8mm is made, with the purpose of reducing surgical invasiveness, whilst simultaneously assuring successful results.

The chief advantages of this procedure are the control and avoidance of surgically induced corneal astigmatism and the decrease of postoperative corneal instabilities.

The benefits of this procedure are

  • Improved Intraoperative Control
  • Safety and efficiency compared to phacoemulsification performed through a larger incision.
  • Better visual outcomes
  • Minimally invasive
  • Rapid healing

Minimizing SIA (Surgically Induced Astigmatism) is particularly important in procedures using a premium IOL (Intraocular Cataract Lenses) either toric, multifocal, or toric multifocal implants to achieve the best results.

(Note: Your doctor needs to decide what kind of lens is most suitable for you)

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