Lens (eye) Implants
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Various Types of Lens Implants
Lens implants are primarily implanted
after cataract surgery or when Lasik surgery can not
correct your vision.
Once the cataract is removed the doctor
will have to replace the natural eye lens with either
a foldable artificial intraocular lens implant (IOL)
or an artificial foldable intraocular lens (IOL) implant.
The benefits of the new foldable implant include: a
smaller point of incision, which causes less eye trauma,
no stitches and a shorter recovery time. The choice
of using a foldable or non-foldable intraocular lens
implant is dependent upon your surgeons’ professional
opinion only after a thorough examination. Currently
available are two types of implantable lenses monofocal
and mulitfocal. Monofocal lenses are used to correct
far or nearsighted vision and mulitfocal lenses are
used to correct both far and nearsighted vision. Your
eye surgeon will discuss the advantages and disadvantages
of both options and help you make a more informed and
Lasik surgery, although very successful,
does have its refractive correction limits. If Lasik
can not correct your vision because of severe myopia
or hyperopia you may be a candidate for the “phakic”
intraocular implant. This option can only be determined
after a thorough examination by your doctor to determine
if your corneal depth is sufficient.
of Board Certified Ophthalmologists
Financing is available through www.cosmeticsurgeryfinancing.com.