Would you like to rid yourself of reading glasses and improve your distance vision at the same time?
Are both cataracts and age-related farsightedness (presbyopia) affecting your lifestyle?
Following surgery, you will be able to see at multiple distances. What’s more, it is an outpatient procedure, so you can go home right after your surgery.
You should see well without glasses virtually right away, and you’ll be back to your everyday routine the day after surgery.
If you answered yes to either of these questions, accommodating intraocular lens implants (IOLs) may be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Accommodating IOLs are used in two procedures: refractive lens exchange (RLE) if you do not have cataracts and refractive cataract surgery if you do.
They cannot be used to treat astigmatism, but you can choose to have a separate laser eye surgery procedure to address your astigmatism if you wish. S., only one brand of accommodating IOL is currently available: Crystalens.
Check out the following video to learn more, or continue reading about Crystalens risks, costs and candidacy.Crystalens® is the only intraocular lens implant that bends and flexes just like your eye’s natural lens.Crystalens® gives aging eyes the visual acuity of young healthy eyes, and has had an excellent success rate in patients who have had crystalens® implanted.Several new intraocular lenses (IOLs), called multifocal and/or accommodating IOLs, have been introduced in recent years that utilize advanced technology to achieve good distance, intermediate and near vision without glasses.One such lens is the Acry Sof® IQ Re STOR® lens, a breakthrough lens that uses apodized diffractive technology (similar to technology used in telescopes and microscopes) to give patients a full range of vision – near through distance – and to reduce dependency on reading glasses or bifocals following cataract surgery.The outer membrane is called the cornea, and the inner lens is called the crystalline lens.