At myeyespecialist our team of ophthalmologists access the latest advances in intraocular lens implant technology to give our patients the best possible outcome following cataract surgery. We are pleased to report that we are having great success with both multifocal spherical and toric intraocular lenses, where our patients are free of glasses post surgery.
What is a cataract?
A cataract is an opacity (cloudiness) of the lens inside the eye. This cloudiness develops over a period of time, usually with age, as the protein structure of the lens deteriorates. Less commonly it can occur congenitally or develop very quickly.
As the cataract progresses, patients may notice that their vision is becoming hazy or clouded, blurred, colours appear faded and/or they may notice a sensitivity to light and glare (e.g. oncoming headlights at night).
What is a multifocal intraocular lens?
Multifocal intraocular lenses are artificial lenses that are designed to provide simultaneous sharp, clear focus of distance and near objects. Essentially, they have the ability to eliminate glasses for reading and driving.
A toric multifocal intraocular lens also corrects for astigmatism. Uncorrected astigmatism causes round objects to look oval or shadowed.
Why are we using it?
At myeyespecialist we aim to give our patients the best possible vision after cataract surgery. Multifocal intraocular lenses enable us to achieve this goal, as our patients are able to see clearly without glasses for all their daily activities.
Who is suitable?
There are many different types of multifocal and monofocal intraocular lenses available. A consultation with one of our ophthalmologists will determine which type of intraocular lens you are most suitable for to give you the best possible visual outcome that suits your lifestyle needs.