Cataracts causes our eye’s natural lens to become cloudy, like looking through a foggy windshield. During cataract surgery, your eye’s natural, clouded lens is removed and replaced with clear, artificial lens. This is called an intraocular lens (IOL) implant.
There are many different types of intraocular lens implants, each of which has its own unique benefits.
Here are some of the premium intraocular lenses that have worked well for our cataract surgery patients.
Crystalens® is an accommodating IOL that actually changes position inside the eye as it changes the focal point. Crystalens® is designed to be an artificial lens to replace the eye’s natural lens. It is beneficial for people who want to be able to see without depending on their glasses after cataract surgery, or for those who want better vision through a clear lens exchange procedure.
The Crystalens IOL is designed to work on a hinge, which allows the optic, or the part of the IOL that you see through, to move back and forth as your eye constricts and relaxes, just like a natural lens. This provides a continuous range of vision at far, intermediate, and near distances.
The ReSTOR® lens is an intraocular lens to replace the natural lens of the eye that is removed during cataract surgery. It is made of a flexible material that allows the lens to focus light on the retina for clear vision at near, far, and intermediate distances. ReSTOR® can improve the quality of vision, providing patients with clear images at all distances.
ReSTOR® is a lens that will help treat patients suffering from presbyopia and from cataracts. The ideal candidate for ReSTOR lenses is someone who is seeking better vision at all distances, and wants to reduce, and possibly eliminate their dependence on glasses.
The ReZOOM multifocal intraocular lens implant is designed to give patients a better range of vision after surgery. The ReZOOM technology distributes light over five different optic zones so that each lens has a distance-dominate central zone for vision in bright light. With five separate visual zones, designed to work with varying light conditions, ReZOOM gives people the ability to see at far, near, and intermediate distances.
ReZOOM is designed to provide excellent intermediate and distance vision, and is a great choice for patients who value distance vision, especially while driving, and want the ability to use the computer or read print without glasses. If you have trouble reading and may need bifocals, or if you notice your vision is becoming increasingly blurred, ReZOOM multifocal lens may be able to help.
The Tecnis multifocal lens is designed to give patients the ability to see at any distance, and at any level of light, especially lower light. While Tecnis provides the same vision correction after cataract surgery for presbyopia, as other premium lens implants, it also gives you this vision correction at all light levels, which is something not all premium intraocular lens implants can provide.
If you are suffering from cataracts and have difficulty reading, seeing objects up close, or are having trouble driving especially at night, the Tecnis multifocal lens may be a great option for your vision needs.
Not sure which intraocular lens is best? Dr. Benaim can help you weigh the options.
To schedule an appointment, call our office at 561-747-7777.