Choices of IOL Implant
- MONOFOCAl IOL – To correct prescriptions without astigmatism. Patients need to wear reading glasses. Usually for distance Vision.
- MONOFOCAL TORIC IOL – To correct prescriptions with astigmatism. Patients need to wear reading glasses after this procedure.
- MULTIFOCAL IOL – Used for patients who wear multifocal glasses or for whom the monovision method is not applicable. Suitable for those who have less or without astigmatism, patient will have less dependence on glasses for both distance and near.
- MULTIFOCAL TORIC IOL – To correct prescription with astigmatism. Patient will have less dependence on glasses for both distance and near.
- MONOVISION – Used for patients who have tried this method successfully. The dominant eye is corrected for distance and the non-dominant eye is corrected for reading.
See Distant and Near
Most IOLs cannot accommodate by changing focus from distance to near like a young and healthy natural lens. Your eye will be set to either near vision or far vision. New accommodating IOL designs do have the ability to provide a limited range of accommodation. You may also have multifocal IOLs implanted that help with near, intermediate and distance vision. Monovision is another method to receive some advantage of near and distant vision and resolve presbyopia. Most senior citizens opt or monovision.
If you already have cataracts starting to form, CLE may make a lot of sense. If you are already presbyopic, CLE may be a better alternative.