Clear Corneal Incision
In clear corneal surgery, a tiny incision is made into the
perimeter of the cornea on the side of the eye.
The incision provides a corneal tunnel through which the
cataract is removed and the intraocular lens is implanted.
It is the architecture of the incision that makes it self
sealing and therefore requires no stitches.
Insertion of the Lens
specially designed injector, much like a syringe, is used
to implant the foldable intraocular lens.
The injector is inserted into the clear corneal incision,
over the iris and into the centre of the pupil.
The lens is slowly ejected here, where it expands and unfolds
The Lens in the Capsule
Now situated in the same capsule as where the original lens
once was, the new unfolded intraocular lens restores focus
after the cataract surgery.