Typically the Lens Implant can placed in the eye in a "folded up" configuration, which unfolds into its correct position after just a few seconds after implantation.
Up until recently, choosing the type of Lens Implant to correct your vision after Cataract Surgery was left entirely to the Cataract Surgeon.
Today, there are many types of Intraocular Lens Implants (IOL) that your surgeon can use in order to provide you with the best results to match your lifestyle.
Intraocular Lenses (IOL) have been used to correct vision after Cataract Surgery for many years.
IOLs are permanent artificial plastic lenses that are used to replace the cloudy Crystalline Lens of your eye that is removed during Cataract Surgery.
Early Intraocular Lenses were manufactured from a rigid plastic that required implantation through a moderate sized incision that required stitches or sutures.
Today's Intraocular Lenses are manufactured from flexible acrylic materials, silicone or proprietary co-polymers that are actually foldable and can be inserted through the same very tiny incision used to remove the Cataract.
Poor intermediate vision can impact many professional and domestic tasks, especially the use of computers.
Progressive spectacles and contact lenses are examples of nonsurgical procedures used to correct for presbyopia.
Surgical methods used to correct presbyopia include scleral expansion and sclerotomy, corneal procedures (presbyopic laser in situ keratomileusis), corneal inlays, conductive keratoplasty, monovision, and multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs). They are dependent on two focal points, representing far and near working distances, at which they produce a sharp image on the retina.
In addition, for those patient who may have already had Cataract Surgery and who wish to decrease their dependence on eyeglasses for reading, reading glasses or bifocals, it may be possible for your surgeon to implant a Piggyback Lens Implant to help you achieve your personal vision correction goals.
Based on the results of your Cataract Examination, your lifestyle and your desire to conduct your daily activities without being dependent on eyeglasses, contact lenses, bifocals or reading glasses your surgeon and their staff will guide you in choosing the best Lens Implant for your individual needs.