Monday, May 20, 2013

Multifocal Lens Implant for Bifocal Eyeglasses

Question: I am 58 and wear bifocals. It has been my dream for decades to be free of eyeglasses. This summer I am going to do it. It appears I have a choice of two methods to correct my vision:
Should I get a corneal transplant? Or should I get a multifocal lens implant? What are the risks and benefits to each?

Answer: Being free of eyeglasses is an admirable goal however you need to get more information about you vision correction options. Multifocal Lens Implants could very well correct your near and far vision-however it may depend on your prescription and exactly what your expectations are for seeing up close and intermediate distances. Further, for some reason you have stated that you are considering a corneal transplant for vision correction. Do you have some underlying corneal disease or problem that makes a corneal transplant medically necessary or are you simply confused? Before doing anything you need to go find the best cataract & lens implant surgeon you can and if you have some other corneal problem you probably want that surgeon to also be a corneal specialist. Schedule a consultation and absolutely take the surgeon’s advice on what your options might or might not be.

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