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.
Concentric rings on implant which help provide distance, intermediate, near. This type implant gives 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).
ReSTOR Implant – Made by Alcon, Inc.
Tecnis – Made by Abbott Medical Optics.
Implant attached to allow 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 patient’s that have had Radial Keratotomy (RK).
Crystalens- Made by Bausch & Lomb, Inc.
Astigmatism is a mild oval shape to the eye that causes defocus. The traditional, multifocal, and accommodative implants do not correct astigmatism. Only a Toric implant or adjunctive corneal resurfacing or remodeling provides help for this condition.