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Cataract Surgery: Many Options are Available!

Posted Jun 16 2010 9:31pm
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For many cataract problems, a South Bay lasik surgeon or eye surgeon will use intraocular lenses (IOLs) that are placed inside the eye. Intraocular lenses are also popular to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or presbyopia. It is normal for people to develop these conditions in their later years. Most people will eventually need their eyes’ natural lenses to be replaced with an artificial intraocular lens eventually in order to maintain their vision. Many eye surgeons can offer a few different IOL solutions and can make individual recommendations for each patient. When looking into laser eye surgery Palos Verdes residents have many options. It is important to remember that the following procedures require advanced qualifications in the case of the surgeon and it always a good idea to research a surgeon’s credentials before considering them.

When recommending cataract surgery South Bay eye surgeons will often recommend the AcrySof ReSTOR intraocular lenses for patients. Unlike the standard monofocal lens, which has a smooth surface, the ReSTOR IOL has a unique gradual diffractive step surface on the optic lens. This is called apodization which gives the lens the ability to focus light correctly on the retina for images at various distances. This allows patients to have good vision without glasses. An eye surgeon must satisfy extra requirements testing surgical skill, accuracy, and proficiency in order to perform this procedure. It is a good idea to check an eye surgeon’s credentials before undergoing this procedure.

The Crystalens IOL is the first cataract replacement to use the muscles separated from the natural lens when the lens is removed from the eye. This provides natural focusing of the eye. It provides a broad range of vision using the eye’s natural focusing mechanism instead of remaining fixed and stationary within the eye. This allows the eye to focus on objects across a broad range of distances. This is an FDA-approved method of maintaingi clarity and range of vision. During this procedure, the eye’s natural lens is attached to muscles that contract the focus on intermediate and near objects. This procedure is a bit more invasive than traditional IOL replacement but is a breakthrough in corrective lens technology.

The ReZoom multifocal intraocular lens is an option for the treatment of both cataracts and presbyopia. This lens uses Balanced View Optics technology which provides five different zones so patients can see well at a variety of distances, be it near, mid-distance, or far. The lens provides benefits such as greater low-light distance vision during night driving. With the ReZoom IOL, patients can avoid wearing glasses for any situation.

When considering laser eye surgery Torrance patients should discuss all these options with their surgeon. They all have different benefits depending on each individual’s eye condition.
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