Advances in vision technology offer a variety of intraocular lens (IOL) options for treatment of cataracts , presbyopia and other eye disorders and diseases.
Traditional IOLs are monofocal, providing clear vision at only one distance. While this is a definite improvement over your clouded, pre- cataract surgery vision, you will still need corrective lenses in order to see clearly at all distances.
Many of the newer and more advanced IOLs are multifocal, enabling you to see clearly at a variety of distances. As a result, you generally will not require corrective lenses following your procedure. NJ Cataract surgeons , Dr. Hitesh K. Patel and Dr. Himanshu S. Shah offer a variety of multifocal lenses, including:
Multifocal IOL Options
Cataracts patients also frequently experience presbyopia, a natural aging of the eyes that impairs close-up vision. Replacing the eye’s natural lens with a multifocal lens corrects the vision difficulties caused by cataracts as well as the refractive error caused by presbyopia. ReZoom, ReSTOR, and Crystalens are some of the dual-purpose IOLs Dr. Patel and Dr. Shah will discuss with you during your consultation.
While Dr. Patel and Dr. Shah work with monofocal IOLs, they generally recommend multifocal IOLs to their patients due to the many advantages they offer.
The Importance of a Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Multifocal IOLs offer many benefits, but a successful outcome requires the skills of a board certified ophthalmologist with extensive vision correction experience. Placement of multifocal IOLS requires very precise IOL power calculations, highly accurate placement of the lens in the eye, and excellent control of any astigmatism. Dr. Patel and Dr. Shah are both board certified ophthalmologists with extensive experience working with multifocal IOLs. Their commitment to continuing education ensures that they are up-to-date on all of the latest techniques and technology used for your procedure.
Please contact our cataract surgeon in Edison, New Jersey today to schedule your initial cataract surgery consultation at Patel Eye Associates, serving New Brunswick, Edison and Middlesex County, New Jersey.