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A 32-year-old member asked:

Tell me about intraocular lens implants (monovision)?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Lens implants: There are many different types of lens implants; mono-focal (single distance lens), multifocat lens (one lens that does both far and near), accomodative lens (lens that flexes and gives both far and near). From what I am aware the most common would be both eyes recieving a mono-focal with both focused for distance (will need glasses for near vision). Mono-vision is one near and one far.
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Dr. Val Zudans
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Monovision IOLs: Monovision (one eye distance focus, one eye near) is a common method to correct presbyopia (loss of reading vision over age 40). The + is an increased independence from glasses. The - is a loss of depth perception and potential imbalance. A trial of monovision with contact lenses is recommended before surgical correction (cataract lens implants or laser vision correction).
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are intraocular lens implants?

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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
For cataract surgery: When we perform cataract surgery we remove the lens of the eye. In order for the patient to see the lens needs to be replaced. The replacement lens is the intraocular lens implant.
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