A lens implant, known as an IOL (intraocular lens), is used to correct vision once the cloudy lens within the eye has been removed. Modern IOL technology gives the ability to correct a patient’s vision after surgery so that the need for glasses can be reduced or eliminated postoperatively.
Multifocal or extended depth of focus lenses can give a range of vision correction, often permitting vision at all distances from near (reading) to intermediate (computer distance) and driving without glasses.
Toric lenses can correct an irregular corneal surface (astigmatism) and allow good distance vision without glasses.
Monofocal lenses correct vision at one specific distance, with glasses still typically being required for other focal distances (typically both near and midrange).
All patients have specific visual needs as well as eye diseases that help to determine the best implant choice for an individual. The physicians and staff at the Glaucoma Center of Michigan will be happy to work with you to determine the best surgical option for your cataract lens replacement surgery.