In the past, the choice of which type of lens implant to have was really made by the cataract surgeon, purely because there really weren't any options for patients.
All these lenses at that time wear called monofocal lenses.
These monofocal lenses are the most common type of lens implant used worldwide as they provide excellent vision after cataract surgery.
Unfortunately, this vision is only at one distance, meaning that your distance vision will be good but near vision will suffer.
With a monofocal lens implant most people need to wear reading glasses.
In modern practice premium intraocular lenses are available and offer mutifocal vision. For the majority of patients, having a multifocal lens implant means that you will be able to see at distance and up close without being dependent on glasses.
A multifocal lens implant provides excellent vision after cataract surgery at a variety of distances. The main ones used are:
ReSTOR has been uniquely designed to provide enhanced image quality and a full range of vision – up close, far away and everything in-between – giving cataract patients the best opportunity to live life free of glasses. It is a adopised diffractive multifocal lens, meaning it has varying ability to focus dependent on pupil size.
Acri:Lisa is a newer multifocal intraocular lens. It provides improved contrast sensitivity, and less difficulties with night vision. Pupil size is less of an issue with the Acri:lisa. A toric version is available for astigmatic correction.
Technis multifocal lens has a unique wavefront-designed optic for reduced spherical aberration and restored balance.
It therefore reduces spherical aberration and improved contrast sensitivity in low light conditions.
Multifocal (Diffractive) IOLs
Embed Multifocal (Refractive) IOLS
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