Yes. With the right selection of patient to receive this lens and the proper expectations of the type of vision to be expected, this has been a helpful addition to this surgery. It is gradually becoming more commonplace and the available lenses are continuously being improved. Note that it is an extra personal expense not covered by insurance or medicare. Discuss with you eye surgeon.
Yes. Yes. The crystalens series and upcoming synchrony lens are accommodative lenses which work reasonable well.
390 times. I have inserted almost 400 accommodating lens implants in the last 6 years. They work very well!
Can you tell me if you've seen anyone who undergone cataract surgery and replaced the lens with accommodative iol. How do you feel the result?
Variable result. I quit using accommodative iol's several years ago because results were variable. It worked well in a few and not at all in many. At 38 years old, a cataract would be rare; so get a second opinion.
Accommodative IOL. Crystalens & Trulign Toric (by Bausch + Lomb) are only FDA-approved intraocular lenses (IOLs) that use a method called accommodation (IOL tried to mimic back & forth movement of natural lens in capsular bag). These pts should see better at near & intermediate without glasses compared to those who had a monofocal IOL: more info: eyedoc2020 blogspot com.
No change. Once you are healed up after surgery, your eye should feel normal. With the accommodative lenses, there can be some minor feeling of eye strain as the muscles strengthen to improve your reading vision.
Normal. Normal with better vision. If not contact the surgeon.
Feeling. After surgery with accommodative lens, you should feel no difference but vision should be excellent at distance and good at intermediate and near.
Are astigmatic and presbyopic IOL's examples of what is known or referred to as "accommodating" IOL's for cataract surgery?
Yes. The other way around, accommodating IOLs are a subset of presbyopia correcting IOLs. In order to correct presbyopia, you can use multifocal IOLs, accommodating IOLs and monovision. In order to best correct presbyopia, your astigmatism needs to be minimized to less than 0.5 diopter. There are presbyopia IOLs that correct astigmatism. These are the so-called toric IOLs Best wishes.
Is the gold standard that is most predictable, for a person who now wears distance glasses, still a standard IOL for cataract surgery?
Yes. Monofocal IOLs and glasses give excellent vision. In addition, people who have normal macular function and a good tear film do well with the various IOLs used in vision correction. The premium IOLs are more expensive and give you an extended range of uncorrected vision. Use of the ORA, an intraoperative wavefront aberrometer, substantially decreases the risks of using these lenses.
My uncorrected distance vision is 20/200; corrected is 20/20. Will my uncorrected vision improve after aspheric monofocal IOL post cataract surgery?
Very Possibly. It is always difficult to answer this kind of question without knowing the details of your case. In general, If this is what you wish and no complications occur, your uncorrected vision will likely improve. The best of wishes for good health.
Reading glasses. It iscommon after cararact surgery to need reading glasses. These provide some magnification as well as move the focal point to a convenient reading distance.
No. Magnification results because of changing the power of the natural lens in the eye to more plus (+, or higher) power. This is usually done to adjust the optics of the eye so you do not need glasses for distance. The change in power can result in magnification of the image. Especially noticeable if the other eye is still more minus or negative power and you compare the two images.
Am a myope with glasses to have cataract surgery. A monocular IOL to be used. Should it be set at near or distance to mimic my present viewing?
Your choice. I suggest distance unless you thoroughly enjoy reading without glasses, in which case set your eyes to -2.00.
Usually, will my sclera be bloodshot red after cataract surgery with a traditional IOL for a few weeks?
No. The redness clears in a day or so. Best wishes.