Friday, August 19, 2011

Choosing a Lens Implant

Question: I have a question about choosing a lens implant for cataract surgery. I am 64 years old, in good health, have cataracts and an astigmatism. How do I determine the most appropriate IOL for my situation?

Answer: Choosing a Lens Implant for vision correction after Cataract Surgery is a decision you AND your Cataract Surgeon make together after careful clinical evaluation of your situation AND after a careful discussion about your lifestyle and how you use your eyes. It is NOT a decision YOU make alone and requires that the Cataract Surgeon or their staff take the time necessary to review your daily routine and relate that to the various distances and range of vision correction that is important to you. Some people spend most of their day doing things that require clarity for near tasks-some for far tasks....some for a variety to tasks. By reviewing this with each and every patient top Cataract Surgeons can make a recommendation about what type of Lens Implant the patient should consider in order to meet their personal vision correction goals.

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