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During cataract surgery, the clouded natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens, commonly referred to as an intra-ocular lens implant or IOL. Depending on the health of your eye and your vision needs, the surgeon will work closely with you to determine the best IOL for your eye prior to the cataract procedure.
The Young Eye Institute offers three different styles of IOLs:
This is a basic lens implant that has been successfully used for many years. As the name implies, the Monofocal IOL has one point of focus that is typically set for distance vision. In other words, distance vision is clear for persons with a monofocal lens implant. For clear up close and intermediate vision, glasses are usually required.
Astigmatism Correcting IOLs
This advanced technology lens implant can correct astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery. Astigmatism is a common problem affecting about 1 in 3 adults. In this condition, due to the shape of the cornea or eye itself, light that enters the eye is not uniformly refracted and light rays are bent causing a blur to the vision. This is an excellent option for those persons with an active outdoor lifestyle to get the clarity they desire without glasses for distance vision. Still, the Astigmatism Correcting IOL is a monofocal lens, so while it clears the blur of astigmatism, patients will still need glasses for near and intermediate tasks.
This advanced technology lens implant uses highly specialized optics that divided the light entering the eye into multiple points of focus. As the name implies, this IOL is designed to provide patients with a full range of vision, providing glasses-free vision for near, intermediate and distance objects.
Our trained medical staff will work closely with you prior to your cataract procedure to determine the intra-ocular lens implant which best suits your vision care needs. As always, our goal at the Young Eye Institute is to give you the best vision possible.
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