Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lens Implants-One for Near and One for Far?

Question: What is the downside of one lens implant for distance and one implant lens for near vision?

Answer: The monovision Lens Implant technique-one Lens Implant for Near and one Lens Implant for far-is useful for some patients who wish to be less dependent or even free of eyeglasses after Cataract Surgery in lieu of a Multifocal Lens Implant. The downside on monovision Cataract Surgery is that some patients are unable to adapt to the "blended" vision and report unsatisfactory vision, headaches loss of depth perception and other symptoms. The success with monovision depends on careful measurements by the Cataract Surgeon in an attempt to determine the patient's tolerance to "defocus". When an acceptable tolerance to defocus can be demonstrated then the success rate of monovision Cataract Surgery is in the 75-80% range.

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