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A 41-year-old male asked:

Which is the best lens to place in the eye after a cataract surgery? my optometrist says that the 'yellow alon' lens is best and the surgeon says that a tech lens is better. whichone should be used?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Surgeon preference: They all have advantages and disadvantages, most have to do with surgeons preference. I prefer the amo technis lens.
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Lens implant: The type of lens implant depends on many factors. There are numerous choices such as monofocal, toric, multifocal, accommodating, etc. Discuss these options with your optometrist and surgeon to come to a consensus regarding the best lens for you.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Many options: The current iol market provides excellent lens choices for cataract surgery. Depending on many preoperative factors that the surgeon carefully considers, the iol that makes the most sense is chosen.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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