An intraocular lens implant replaces the lens in your eye with an artificial lens. It is a routine part of a cataract surgery.
IOL stands for "Intraocular Lens". An "Intraocular Lens" is an artificial lens implanted right into the eye. It is made of a clear plastic, and it’s about 1/3 the size of a dime. There are several different types. This lens replaces the eye's natural lens to restore and even increase the eyesight after surgery.
Lens replacement may be done for individuals with cataracts or as a part of eyesight correction surgery.It's projected that there are more than 14 million lens enhancement procedures performed annually.
An eye’s natural lens is like a clear window made of protein and water that’s located right behind the pupil. As light enters the pupil, the lens bends and focuses the light onto the retina, and the retina sends the image to your brain.
Over time, the proteins in the lens change and the “window” can get cloudy, making things look blurry or brownish. This cloudiness is called a cataract. Cataracts can be corrected through surgery that removes the clouded lens and replaces it with an artificial lens (IOL).
Cataract patients finally have choices for more freedom from eyeglasses or contacts for both near and far vision after a cataract operation.If you are developing cataracts and you also have astigmatism, new premium lens implant options are available to help minimize your need for glasses after surgery.
Laser Eye Surgeryis pleased to offer intraocular lenses for both astigmatism correction and vision correction after cataract surgery.
Formerly, people suffering from cataracts had only one lens implant choice for the operation. Today, with progress in lens technologies, there are several superior intraocular lenses (IOLs) available including accommodative, monofocal, multifocal, and toriclens implants.
Our experienced and certified physician can help determine which IOL is best for you,based on the unique features of your vision, as well as your lifestyle desires.
Most IOL implants are round or circular in the manner where they bend the light to concentrate on the retina. This works fine when your cornea has a normal circular shape.
A Toric IOL is designed for correcting vision when you have astigmatism, or when your cornea is more football-shaped than round. Our physicians have tremendous success with utilizing a toric implant as opposed to a round lens for certain kinds of astigmatism.
We maintain one of the most complete inventories of intraocular lenses in this region. We carry monofocal intraocular lenses including silicone or acrylic, and a range of onepiece, threepiece, spherical and aspheric options.
We carry toric lenses for correcting astigmatism, as well as a full range of presbyopiacorrecting lenses like the Crystalens, ReStor and ReStor 3, ReZoom, and Technis multifocal lenses.
As you can see, there are a number of different varieties of superior lens implants available. Our physician will assist you in determining which lens is best for you. Our goal is to help you experience long lasting, clear vision at near, intermediate and far distances.