Monday, December 19, 2011

No Bifocals after Cataract Surgery

Question: I am a candidate for cataract removal and I have myopic astigmatism. After cataract surgery I still require bifocal glasses?

Answer: If you wish to be less dependent or even independent of bifocal glasses after Cataract Surgery there are some options that might be suggested by your Cataract Surgeon if they are appropriate. There are three possible options for correcting your near and far vision after Cataract removal. First, you might be a candidate for Monovision Astigmatism Correcting Lens Implants (IOL). Second you might be a candidate for Presbyopia Correcting Multifocal Lens Implants (IOL) such as the AcrySof ®ReSTOR® Multifocal Lens Implant (IOL) or the Tecnis® Multifocal Lens Implant (IOL). Third, you might be a candidate for Accommodating lens Implant (IOL) such as the Crystalens® Lens Implant (IOL). Whether one or more of these options is appropriate will really depend on your lifestyle and expectations as well as the information gathered by your Cataract Surgeon during your examination and consultation.

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