Refractive Cataract Surgery
All cataract surgery requires the placement of lens implants to replace the defective natural lens (your cataract) removed with surgery. To better serve your needs, we offer a choice of implant styles. When necessary, by combining LASIK with your cataract surgery, we also offer less need for glasses after cataract surgery.
Multifocal and Extended Depth of Focus Implants
Concentric rings on the implant help to provide distance, intermediate, and near. This type of implant gives the best capability of achieving all three focal points- distance, intermediate, and near. A risk of this type of implant is halos and glare around lights at night and reduced visual ability in low lighting conditions. Contraindicated for patients that have had Radial Keratotomy (RK), severe dry eye, and retinal diseases.
Symfony – made by Abbott Medical Optics.
ReSTOR Implant – Made by Alcon, Inc.
Tecnis – Made by Abbott Medical Optics.
Implant allows muscles (ciliary muscle) to contract and relax causing movement of implant to allow a focal distance for distance, intermediate, or near. Patients should expect a distance and near improvement OR a distance and intermediate improvement, typically all three ranges of focal distance are not achieved with this implant. Less glare and night driving difficulty than with multifocal implants. This implant is an option for patients that have had Radial Keratotomy (RK).
Crystalens- Made by Bausch & Lomb, Inc.
Astigmatism is a mild oval shape to the eye that causes defocus. Implants that fix astigmatism are now available in multifocal, accommodative and monofocal lenses to achieve best distance and/or near to fit the patient’s needs.