Friday, February 17, 2012

Cataracts & Monovision Lens Implants

Question: I have astigmatism and nearsightedness and now have cataracts. I have worn glasses since grade school. If I have toric lens implants with monovision lens implant for cataract surgery will I continue to require glasses?

Answer: Monovision Lens Implants for Cataract Surgery are an option for correcting distance vision, some intermediate vision and near vision for many patients who have Cataracts. Monovision Cataract Surgery can be performed with Toric Lens Implants to correct astigmatism as well. Depending on the degree of near vision correction that you require as well as your "tolerance to defocus", it is possible that a monovision correction can be prescribed that will leave you glasses free for most if not all activities except for fine detailed reading or work. The most reliable way to determine if you are suitable and if this might work for you is to schedule a consultation with a top Cataract Surgeon and have the necessary testing, measurements and trial of monovision.

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