8 doctors weighed in:

How do I know which lens I want them to use in cataract surgery?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ask your doctor

You can research the lenses and then discuss your desires with your surgeon.
Your surgeon should be able to describe the pros/cons of each lens and help you decide which is right for you.

In brief: Ask your doctor

You can research the lenses and then discuss your desires with your surgeon.
Your surgeon should be able to describe the pros/cons of each lens and help you decide which is right for you.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
Thank
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many choices

It can be very confusing as we now have choices for implants.
If retina/eye structure is normal, decision depends on your usual daily activities: want to be glasses free? Multifocal (for distance, computer, reading vision; not good for night drivers--some halos/glare); Accommodating (less halos/glare; good for distance, computer, more likely to need readers); Toric. More @ eyedoc2020@blogspot.com

In brief: Many choices

It can be very confusing as we now have choices for implants.
If retina/eye structure is normal, decision depends on your usual daily activities: want to be glasses free? Multifocal (for distance, computer, reading vision; not good for night drivers--some halos/glare); Accommodating (less halos/glare; good for distance, computer, more likely to need readers); Toric. More @ eyedoc2020@blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Thank
Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many choices

This will require a complete discussion with your surgeon as there are different intraocular lenses based upon your target vision after surgery.
There are also premium lenses that are not covered by insurance that will correct astigmatism and also improve reading vision. Certain lenses will also have possible side effects that have to be considered.

In brief: Many choices

This will require a complete discussion with your surgeon as there are different intraocular lenses based upon your target vision after surgery.
There are also premium lenses that are not covered by insurance that will correct astigmatism and also improve reading vision. Certain lenses will also have possible side effects that have to be considered.
Dr. Clement Cheng
Dr. Clement Cheng
Thank
Dr. Victor Bello
Ophthalmology

In brief: Type of Lens Implant

Your best lens is the one your surgeon is most comfortable with.
Patien do have choices if willing to pay extra for the lens implants that correct astigmatism and theone that give you distance an near vision. Other considerations are if you are nearsighted and prone to retinal detachments, silicone materials are avoided. Intra-operative complications may dictate which lens is best then and there.

In brief: Type of Lens Implant

Your best lens is the one your surgeon is most comfortable with.
Patien do have choices if willing to pay extra for the lens implants that correct astigmatism and theone that give you distance an near vision. Other considerations are if you are nearsighted and prone to retinal detachments, silicone materials are avoided. Intra-operative complications may dictate which lens is best then and there.
Dr. Victor Bello
Dr. Victor Bello
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified,
47 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors