Most Popular Lens Implant Options
- Posted on: Sep 15 2015
A cataract is a condition that involves clouding of your eye lens that prevents normal light passage to your eye. A cataract surgery involves the removal of your natural eye lens, which carries the cataract. It is then either replaced by an artificial lens (Intraocular Lens Implant/IOL) or contact lenses or eyeglasses are used for supporting vision in its absence. IOL is the most commonly done lens implant in case of cataract.
Types of IOL Implants
- Toric Lens Implant
– Majority of the intraocular lens implants will be spherical or round for bending the light to put focus on your retina. Eye doctors today are successfully using Toric implants in place of spherical lenses for particular kinds (and levels) of astigmatism. In this kind of an implant, the optical design can correct various diopters of regular astigmatism.
- Multifocal Lens Implant
– There is a single focal point in the conventional lens implants. This means they can focus vision for a single distance only (far, near, intermediate). With multifocal lens implants, on the other hand, there is a possibility of focusing on more than one single distance. There is reduced dependence on the standard glasses as compared to the typical monofocal implant.
There are different types of IOL implants available today. When the eye surgeon undertakes a procedure to replace the natural eye lens by an IOL or intraocular lens implants, it is termed as a “clear lens extraction”.
On the other hand, when the eye surgeon undertakes a procedure wherein the natural eye lens is not removed, the intraocular lens implants are termed as “phakic intraocular lenses”. Another name for these implants is “implantable contact lenses”. In this type of surgery, the intraocular lens implants get placed before the natural eye lens either behind or in front of the iris.
For more information on popular lens implants, contact Dr. Giyaur at the New York Laser Vision. She is board certified in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery and practices in Brooklyn and Rego Park. Call us on 718-676-6464 to book an appointment!
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