Accomodating intraocular lenses
Monofocal intraocular lenses provide excellent vision after cataract surgery but only at one set distance, usually for seeing distant objects.Objects at near and intermediate will seem blurry without glasses.It is important to remember that focusing ability of different individuals may vary and the Accommodating IOL’s may have varying results in different individuals.Although Accommodating intraocular lenses may reduce your dependence on eye glasses, they may not be an option if you have high astigmatism or irregularly shaped cornea, retinal problems such as macular degeneration, optic nerve damage, or high expectation of being completely spectacle free.Westchester Eye Surgeons has performed multiple focus implant surgery for patients after cataract surgery for many 20 years. It is conveniently located for Chicagoland residents in Westchester, IL, a western suburb of Chicago.
Patients that undergo cataract surgery will have their cloudy natural lens replaced with an artificial intraocular lens which will result in improved vision.Monofocal IOL’s cannot focus on images at different distances like the natural lens of a young person and do not correct for Presbyopia.Therefore, reading and computer glasses will be necessary for focusing on near or immediate objects.Once it reaches the retina, light is changed into nerve signals that are sent to your brain for you to see. Your natural lens works like a lens in a camera to focus light.Looking through a cataract is like trying to see through a frosty or fogged-up window. But as your cataract grows, it may become more difficult to read, drive, or see the expression on a friend’s face.