Answer: Patients having Cataract Surgery and considering Multifocal Lens Implants are often confused in thinking that they are "buying" a brand of surgical medical device that can be rated in its performance like tires for an automobile. Whether a Multifocal Lens Implant performs successfully depends on
- careful patient selection to be sure that the optical design is appropriate for the patient identified needs and optical requirements,
- the skill of the Cataract Surgeon and,
- the precision and accuracy of the measurements and calculations used to select the Lens Implant power-among other considerations.
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