||LENS IMPLANTS FOR CATARACT SURGERY|
Modern day cataract surgery involves the implantation of lenses to correct vision.Depending on the patients needs and desires, different types of lenses allowing you to see at different distances can be implanted.
TYPES OF LENS IMPLANTS:
1. Monofocal Lens Implant - You can choose to have a monofocal (single focus) lens implant for distance vision and wear separate READING GLASSES. This is the conventional procedure - meaning costs are usually deductibles only, if you have insurance or Medicare.
2. Monovision Lens Implant - With this method, a different powered implant is placed in each eye- one for near vision and the other for distance vision. This combination of one distance eye and one reading eye is called monovision and would allow you to read without glasses. This technique has been employed quite successfully in many contact lens and refractive surgery patients; however, results of this technique cannot be guaranteed. There is an added out-of-pocket cost for this technique.
3. Multifocal IOL (Lens Implant) - These lens implants (IOLs) provide distance vision AND restore some or all of the focusing (accommodating) ability of the eye for near vision. Depending upon the technological features of these IOLs, they may be described as accommodating, apodized diffractive, or presbyopia-correcting. All of these lenses are multifocal, meaning they correct for both distance vision and some other ranges, such as near or intermediate. These lenses are referred to as a Premium lenses/ procedure and there is an added out-of-pocket cost for this technique.
4. Toric Lens Implant- implant
designed to correct astigmatism
These surgeries are usually performed using clear corneal, small incision-sutureless technique, though a single suture is sometimes needed.