The 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 beneficial decision.
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.
Financing is available.