Selecting the lens to replace the cloudy cataractous lens is an important part of achieving the optimal visual outcome.
There are many lenses available and are often referred to as lifestyle lenses as they maybe customised to a patients visual needs. These intraocular lenses (IOL) are made of soft foldable material that are easily inserted into the once the cataract is removed. They are made of plastic or silicone materials and are permanent.
Please see the section on lens choice.
These are the most commonly used lens and offer a single zone of clear focus, usually to provide excellent distance vision. Often patients will require reading glasses for near tasks.
Multifocal lenses are very much like vary focal glasses and are designed to divide the image into several zones. Potentially allowing you to see near, intermediate and distance vision. There are many types available including The AcroSof ReSTOR and ReZoom.
Multifocal IOL's reduce the likelihood that you will be required to wear glasses or contacts after surgery as they incorporate both distance and near powered optics into one lens which work together to provide the eye with a full range of vision.
Light Adjustable Lens
Even with the best equipment and best surgeons, sometimes refractive errors do occur. The lens power that suits your eye is measured before the operation. We only find out what you have achieved after the operation.
It is therefore beneficial to treat any residual short sightedness and near sightedness that has been left after the operation by adjusting the lens power without further surgery. The lens is adjusted by concentrating a focused beam of UV light onto the lens in a precise pattern to neutralise any glasses prescription.
If you have been affected by any of the symptoms mentioned above, please don't hesitate to give us a call.
We have a team of experts on stand-by who are ready to take your call at our Manchester (0161 907 2685) Clinic or our Blackpool (01253 308 031) Clinic.