Choosing your IOL (intraocular lens)
January 4, 2013
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After your cataract is removed, it is replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). The standard IOL is the most commonly chosen lens. Standard lenses are usually set for one distance, so glasses are often required to get the best vision. Premium lenses are divided into toric lenses and multifocal/accommodating lenses. Toric lenses correct for astigmatism (irregularity in the shape of your cornea). Multifocal lenses are intended to reduce your dependence on glasses. While multifocal lenses are great for some patients, they do have drawbacks – such as glare, halos, and reduced contrast sensitivity. We’ll discuss each of premium lenses in subsequent blogs.
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