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What are these new cataract lenses?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Multifocal vision

The new iol (intraocular lenses) are of 2 kinds, one allow you to see far and near (like a bifocal contact lens) and the other corrects for astigmatism.
There is i believe one on the way that might do both but not yet on the market. Since cataract patients are senior the multifocal lens is a great advantage (but somewhat costly).

In brief: Multifocal vision

The new iol (intraocular lenses) are of 2 kinds, one allow you to see far and near (like a bifocal contact lens) and the other corrects for astigmatism.
There is i believe one on the way that might do both but not yet on the market. Since cataract patients are senior the multifocal lens is a great advantage (but somewhat costly).
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: New Cataract lenses

New intraocular implants (IOL) & advanced technology now exist for Cataract Surgery.
IOLs: multifocal lens, accommodating lens, toric for astigmatism; CS: can be done with LASER: femtosecond laser or tradition Clear cornea (with blade), Scleral tunnel, Extracap (rarely used); ORA: intraoperative aberrometry also used to help get best IOL implanted. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com

In brief: New Cataract lenses

New intraocular implants (IOL) & advanced technology now exist for Cataract Surgery.
IOLs: multifocal lens, accommodating lens, toric for astigmatism; CS: can be done with LASER: femtosecond laser or tradition Clear cornea (with blade), Scleral tunnel, Extracap (rarely used); ORA: intraoperative aberrometry also used to help get best IOL implanted. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. David Flug
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: New Technology lens

There 2 types of new implants which are placed in the eye at the time of cataract surgery.
One is called a multifocal which corrects both distance and reading vision thus lessening dependence on glasses. These implants work in appropriately selected patients. The second type is the toric lens implant which corrects astigmatism.. It gives sharper vision without glasses and works very well.

In brief: New Technology lens

There 2 types of new implants which are placed in the eye at the time of cataract surgery.
One is called a multifocal which corrects both distance and reading vision thus lessening dependence on glasses. These implants work in appropriately selected patients. The second type is the toric lens implant which corrects astigmatism.. It gives sharper vision without glasses and works very well.
Dr. David Flug
Dr. David Flug
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Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology

In brief: Intraocular lenses

There are several styles of intraocular lenses (iols).
The traditional type corrects either for distance or near, depending on the patients' preferences. The newer lifestyle iols provide improved vision for patients who have astigmatism in their glasses correction or who are interested in seeing well for distance and for reading after the surgery is performed.

In brief: Intraocular lenses

There are several styles of intraocular lenses (iols).
The traditional type corrects either for distance or near, depending on the patients' preferences. The newer lifestyle iols provide improved vision for patients who have astigmatism in their glasses correction or who are interested in seeing well for distance and for reading after the surgery is performed.
Dr. Richard Wieder
Dr. Richard Wieder
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