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A wide range of replacement lenses are available to cataract patients, each offering different advantages for post-surgery vision. The most effective lens to use depends on the patient's individual preferences and goals for their vision. The lenses eliminate the need for glasses or contacts after cataract surgery, providing most patients with convenient, effective results for their specific vision conditions.
Multifocal Intraocular Lenses (IOLS)
The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL is an intraocular lens that provides good near, intermediate and distance vision for patients who want to significantly decrease their dependence on glasses or contacts after undergoing cataract surgery.
Benefits of the ReSTOR® IOL
The biconvex optic of the ReSTOR IOL is shaped during a process known as apodized diffraction. Apodized diffraction provides the patient with an increased depth of focus.
- Unlike other IOLs that are made of silicone or hard plastic, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL is a soft, foldable acrylic lens.
- There is no need for stitches because a smaller incision is made in the eye.
- The ReSTOR IOL corrects for both cataracts and presbyopia.
- The implant filters blue light without affecting the quality of vision.
The Tecnis Multifocal IOL can be used for those patients with or without presbyopia who want to have near, intermediate and distance vision without relying on glasses or contact lenses. Cataract surgery, which replaces the eye's cataract-impaired lens with an artificial clear lens, also known as an intraocular lens, or IOL, is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the United States.
The Tecnis IOL was designed to provide cataract surgery patients with a high-quality vision similar to that of a younger person. The Tecnis IOL is meant to improve functional vision - the ability to see objects in varying light conditions - especially at night and twilight and in rain, snow and fog. This means improved night vision and reduction of spherical aberrations, an undesirable scattering of light that is a common side effect of cataract surgery.
Unlike other multifocal IOLs, the Tecnis Multifocal IOL provides the following benefits:
- Excellent vision at all distances
- Excellent vision at all light levels
- 90 percent of Tecnis Multifocal IOL patients do not require reading glasses
Accommodative Intraocular Lenses (IOLS)
Crystalens is the only FDA-approved presbyopia correcting intraocular lens (IOL) that corrects vision through accommodation. The Crystalens IOL is made with flexible silicone that has hinges on each side allowing it to move with the eye muscle, flexing and accommodating seamlessly so you can focus on the objects around you at any distance. In other words, it dynamically adjusts to your visual needs.
Accommodation is the ability to shift focus between nearby and distant objects, providing sharper vision at multiple distances in order to minimize the use of glasses. Other IOLs are unable to accommodate and those patients may require additional vision correction with glasses or contact lenses.
More than 200,000 Crystalens IOLs have been implanted worldwide.
Toric Iols For Astigmatism
Intraocular lenses are used during cataract surgery to replace the damaged lens with an implant that clears up and corrects vision, often leaving patients with little to no dependence on glasses.
Up until now, patients with astigmatism did not have the same opportunities that other cataract patients have had in correcting their condition with the IOL lenses that are available. Typically, the astigmatic patient would need an additional surgical procedure, such as refractive surgery or LASIK, to correct their vision after the procedure. If the patient did not want to undergo another surgical procedure, the only option for correction would be the use of either contact lenses or glasses to address their astigmatism.
Toric IOLs are able to accommodate for the condition of astigmatism. Toric IOLs are specially designed to correct astigmatism along with overall vision during cataract surgery, offering complete vision correction.
The Trulign® Toric intraocular lens, or IOL, is an FDA-approved artificial lens that replaces the natural lens of the eye following cataract surgery. Typically performed on adult patients over the age of 60, cataract surgery involves replacing the cloudy lens of the eye with a clear artificial lens, known as an IOL. The IOL, composed of flexible, durable material, focuses light onto the retina and improves the patient's vision.
Unlike the standard monofocal IOLs often used in cataract surgery, the Trulign Toric lens both corrects cataracts and delivers a broader range of vision to the patient, improving near as well as distance vision. Patients usually notice a significant reduction in their dependence on distance eyeglasses or bifocals following the placement of this lens. Trulign Toric IOL is also appropriate for patients with astigmatism.
Designed for patients with active lifestyles, the TRULIGN Toric IOL provides clear vision relief for important daily functions including driving, working on a computer, watching television and participating in sports activities. Although some patients may experience eye sensitivity following the implantation of a TRULIGN IOL, complications are rare and the results are considered permanent.