How does the eye work?
What is a cataract?
How does a cataract affect vision?
Non-surgical treatment
When should you have surgery?
Current cataract technology
Lens implants
Lasers
Recovery
Our goals and philosophy

SPECIAL MULTIPLE FOCAL LENS FOR NEAR AND FAR VISION

 

Lens Implants

When the cataract, the cloudy lens, is removed, the haze is eliminated.

Lens implant size


 


However, the focus of the eye must be restored. Intraocular lens implants are made of a type of plastic or silicone.

The lens implants can be folded to permit placement inside the eye through the tiny incision already made for cataract removal. The power of the lens implant is calculated to give the best distance vision possible without glasses.

Lens folded to be placed in eye.

This approach is called the standard lens implant strategy.  Bifocals may be necessary to sharpen vision for fine near tasks.

Unfolded lens implant .

 

Specialty Lenses

A new approach for lens implants is called specialty lens implant technology. This new technology gives the patient distance, intermediate and near vision.  There are two different approaches to specialty lens implants.  One, the Crystalens, looks like a standard lens implant but can focus near objects through the muscle effort that we all use to see near objects.  The other approach,ReStor , uses a multifocal technology, much like sophisticated progressive eyeglass correction.  Both approaches can result in significant or total freedom from glasses.

Crystalens
ReSTOR
Tecnis

Postoperative appearance of eye with lens implant in proper position in lens capsular bag
Insertion of lens implant into eye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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