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Monofocal Lens

Monofocal lenses are implanted through a small incision at the edge of the cornea (minimally invasive) and allow you to see clearly in the distance. However, these lenses only correct this defective vision (short-sightedness). They can be calculated so that after refractive lens replacement, a certain distance can be seen sharply without glasses.

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Monofocal Lens

Which patients choose this lens?

  • Patients who only have problems with distant vision
  • Patients over 40/45 years of age who cannot cope with the altered vision and yet do not yet take the overall step towards the trifocal lens.
  • Patients with a smaller budget
  • Patients with cataracts


  • Monofocal lenses are spherical and may subjectively lead to poorer vision and low contrast at night.
  • Monofocal lenses cannot be used to correct astigmatism and age-related sight defects.
  • After refractive lens replacement with monofocal lenses, reading glasses are usually necessary since the eye cannot adapt to both visual conditions (distance/proximity). If one wants to do without glasses completely, another lens model must be selected. (see Multifocal lenses and trifocal lenses).

Properties of the lenses to be used:

The lenses to be used must first have the CE certificate (European Standards Certificate). Its use is widespread, and reliable lenses should be selected, which are known good results. In addition, a special injector should be inserted into the eye through the 2 mm incision. (If the lens forms its own shape in the eye, the width should be 13 mm and the length 6 mm).

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Surgical technique and anesthesia:
Lens implantation is an entirely painless operation. Anesthesia is performed using special eye drops. This type of anesthesia is also known as topical anesthesia. After the drops, the phacoemulsification method (phaco – folklore laser – method) is applied.

Duration of surgery:
Approx. 10 min. It can be shorter or longer, depending on the patient.

Is there any pain during or after the operation?

The procedure is completely painless as the treatment is performed under anesthesia. Even after the operation, you will not feel any pain.

What is the postoperative process? How quickly can you resume your normal daily routine?

The treated eye of the patient is kept closed for one night. From the next day, 2 drops are administered 4 times a day, but the patient can immediately resume his regular daily routine, including bathing. The eye that was operated on after the other eye surgery can see well. Once both lenses have been implanted, the adjustment to the lens also becomes much more comfortable.

Monofocal Lens Process

Duration of treatment

10-15 Minutes


Local with drops

Stay in Istanbul

5 Days

Socially acceptable

1 Day

Monofocal Lens Cost in Turkey

Cost per eye
All inclusive package
  • Free COVID-19 Test before departure
  • 4 nights in a 5-star hotel in Istanbul
  • Costs for laboratory, medication and equipment
  • Pre/post-operative tests
  • All-round VIP transfer
  • Park & Fly
  • Free accommodation for your companion
  • Credit / Debit cards accepted
  • No prepayment
  • Personal assistants speak in English

Monofocal Lens Frequently Asked Questions

Monofocal lenses are a variant of intraocular lenses (IOL), which are used instead of the body's lenses. They are intended to prevent cataracts, ametropia, and possibly eliminate presbyopia. In their function, they are similar to conventional lenses with vision. Being able to see clearly at other distances after the operation requires additional visual aids such as glasses. As a rule, monofocal lenses are used for optimization to improve visibility in the distance.

Apart from cataracts, the eyes must not be affected by a serious disease. The patient should be in good health. Pregnancy or lactation rule out surgery. Patients can be fitted with monofocal lenses as soon as they reach the age of 18. However, as a rule, such implantation is only carried out at an advanced age (40+ years) person.

The implantation of a monofocal lens is an outpatient procedure under local anesthetic and takes about 15 minutes per eye. The interval between the operation of the first and second eye is usually two days. The eye's own lens is removed. Then the natural lens is divided and aspirated. The monofocal lens is then inserted through the incision and placed where the natural lens was placed.

In many cases, monofocal lenses are significantly more expensive than laser eye treatment because the artificial lenses' material costs are added to the surgery costs. In contrast to multifocal lenses, however, the prices for single-focal lenses are much lower.