Eye lens replacement accommodating
The Crystalens accommodating lens has an advantage over standard lenses in that it provides for better intermediate and near vision, but it has been shown to be slightly less effective at providing fine near vision than a multifocal lens.
Standard monofocal lenses provide good distance vision but still require the use of reading glasses for near and intermediate work to overcome the presbyopia.In addition, 25% of patients note glare and haloes around lights at night with the refractive multifocal IOL, a feature that is inherent to multifocal lenses.These effects may interfere with your ability to drive comfortably at night.Master Eye Associates doctors will guide you through this process.*See Glossary below for more information The Acry Sof IOL Intraocular lens is also an artificial lens that is implanted in the eye during cataract surgery to replace the eye's natural lens that has become cloudy or opaque.In addition, the use of the Len Sx laser allows for more precise incisions on the cornea, called limbal relaxing incisions, to reduce or eliminate astigmatism allowing for better vision at all distances.
A careful evaluation by our experienced and board certified cataract surgeons can best determine if this lens is a good choice for you.
Disadvantages A significant disadvantage of monofocal lenses is that they only correct for one distance, requiring the use of reading glasses even after cataract surgery.
With multifocal IOLs near vision may not be sufficient to see very small print, such as stock quotes, phonebook entries or medicine labels and eye fatigue after reading for prolonged periods of time or in poor lighting may occur.
The Len Sx laser provides higher precision than a manually performed cataract surgery, and by making more precise opening on the lens capsule, it can increase the chances of ideal position for an accommodating lens like the Crystalens.
Precise positioning of the Crystalens within the bag allows the arms of the lens to better flex and function for near & intermediate vision and avoid complications that can arise from poor positioning.
This change leads to a disease/condition known as a cataract*.