Thursday, September 12, 2013

Aspheric Lens Implants with Glaucoma

Question: What is the difference between aspheric lens implants and Alcon lens Implants for cataract surgery. Which is better with glaucoma?

Answer: Aspheric lens implants are manufactured by a number of lens implant companies including Alcon. Each aspheric lens design is slightly different, but each is designed to correct aberrations and provide good distance vision after cataract surgery. The manufacturer selected is a preference of your cataract surgeon depending on their surgical technique and the anatomical features of your eyes. Thus, if you have glaucoma and there are specific characteristics of the inner structures of your eye they might choose one manufacturer over another-it is NOT your choice-ask your cataract surgeon.

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