Our Intraocular Lenses Can Restore Your Crisp Vision and Confidence
A cataract is a clouding that occurs in the crystalline lens of the eye. This condition can cause glare and light sensitivity, blurry vision, distorted vision, or double vision. While the condition can be initially treated with glasses, it is likely that cataract surgery will eventually be required to treat the condition. When cataract surgery is performed at our eye care practice, premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) are used to replace the crystalline lens. Our Austin, TX practice offers monofocal, multifocal, and toric lenses to help patients see more clearly and accurately. To learn more about this advanced treatment, contact Broberg Eye Care today.
In the past, patients had to depend on thick corrective lenses in order to experience dependable vision following cataract surgery. Now, intraocular lenses can be implanted as a part of cataract surgery. IOLs replace the crystalline lens, helping patients achieve clear vision following surgery, often with only a very limited need for glasses or contact lenses.
During cataract surgery, the eye is numbed with topical anesthesia. A tiny incision is made in the cornea, and an ultrasonic tool is inserted to break up the lens. Next, a small suction tool removes the pieces of the lens. Finally, the IOL is placed. This procedure is completed in about 30 minutes, and does not require any sutures.
Types of Intraocular Lenses
There are several types of premium intraocular lenses, each with its own unique capabilities. The type of IOL that is used will have no effect on the surgical procedure, and is chosen based on each patient's unique needs.
- Monofocal IOLs are monofocal, meaning they correct vision at just one distance: either far, intermediate, or near. Monofocal lenses can provide excellent correction of one type of condition, but in order to correct a full range of vision impairment, a patient will still need glasses or contact lenses.
- Multifocal IOLs provide clear vision at varying distances with just one lens. Multifocal lenses can improve near, intermediate, and far vision so that the use of glasses or contact lenses can be greatly reduced or eliminated.
- Toric IOLs are made to correct astigmatism. This can sharpen vision, improve distance vision, and improve night vision. Patients who receive a toric IOL will likely still need glasses for reading.
Benefits of IOLs
Premium intraocular lenses are a milestone in the advancement in cataract surgery. Patients who choose to have IOLs implanted are able to recover their vision more quickly, and in the long-term, they are able to decrease or eliminate the need for glasses. Meanwhile, IOLs are a permanent solution that require no special care. For patients suffering from cataracts, IOLs improve vision as well as quality of life.
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about premium IOLs and how they can help you experience improved vision following cataract surgery, contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors. We look forward to helping you see more clearly.