Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Choosing an Intraocular Lens Implant (IOL)

If you are considering have a Cataract removed, then it is also time to think about the selection of an Intraocular Lens Implant (IOL). Cataract Surgery today is almost always accompanied by implanting an artificial lens, or IOL to correct your vision. Your Cataract Surgeon may offer you some options regarding Lens Implants depending on your lifestyle. It may be sufficient to simply have only distance vision correction. But, if you have a daily routine that involves looking at a computer screen or playing cards-activities that require an arms length vision correction, be sure to mention this to your eye surgeon as there are a number of IOLs that can afford you this vision correction after Cataract Surgery. These near vision, or presbyopia correcting IOLs, although more complex in optical design, do not result in greater complexity or more complications with Cataract Surgery, but do require careful measurements and of course picking the right lens from those different types of IOLs that are available. Learn as much as you can about Cataracts, Cataract Surgery and Intraocular Lens Implants before your Cataract examination and consultation.