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Accommodating intraocular lenses for cataract surgery

Crystalens is a single-focus cataract replacement lens that works naturally with your eyes’ muscles to give you the quality of vision you enjoyed when you were younger.

Monofocal IOLs implanted in both eyes generally provide excellent distance vision, but patients often need eyeglasses for near and intermediate vision.

The standard IOL is inserted through an incision in the cornea.

Once in place, the standard IOL begins to work as well, if not better, than your natural lens before cataracts.

These advanced, FDA-approved lenses such as Re STOR and Tecnis, are designed to correct specific refractive errors and provide a high level of clarity at all distances.

Multifocal IOL lens implants enable patients to see at near far and intermediate distances after surgery.

The two major brand names in this category are the The Acry Sof® Re STOR® IOLs by Alcon and the Tecnis® IOL by AMO. With a multifocal IOL the central portion of the lens has a series of steps that are carved in a very precise arrangement with varying step heights and distances between them.

Each different step of this diffractive optic bends the incoming light differently; creating a near focus that is quite separated from the distance focus formed by the remaining refractive portion of the lens.

These lenses are referred to as premium lenses and come in various formats or types: Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are devices used to replace the eye’s natural crystalline lens when it is removed during cataract surgery.