When you have cataract surgery, you need something to replace the old lens that you couldn’t see through. The intraocular lens is the permanent replacement lens that thousands of patients in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Weston, Palm Beach, Parkland, and the surrounding areas are enjoying today. Cataract surgery is sometimes referred to as intraocular lens surgery because in most cases it is a clouded cataract lens that is the reason behind the need for the surgery. Our at SightTrust Eye Institute doctor, Dr. Andrew Shatz has performed tens of thousands of intraocular lens surgeries and we are ready to help you see better as well. Contact us today to learn more.
What Are Intraocular Lenses?
When you meet with your cataract surgeon, they will likely provide you with several different models of intraocular lenses that you can choose from to replace your clouded lens. These special lenses are most often made of acrylic and are soft in nature allowing them to be folded and inserted through a small incision during intraocular lens surgery.
Once you have the intraocular lens added to your eye to replace your clouded lens, this will be the last lens that you will need for the rest of your life. They should never get cloudy or have other issues in the future, but if it ever needs to be replaced, that can happen in the same fashion that the first lens was replaced.
How Do Intraocular Lenses Work?
Your natural lens can get blurry and you may notice halos or glares around lights. Essentially you feel like your vision is slowly being frosted over. The intraocular lens that is used to replace your natural lens will operate the same way that your natural lens did. You will be able to see clearly, and in some cases, you may even be able to reduce your use of glasses or possibly eliminate them all together.
Options For Multifocal Lenses
Where originally the intraocular lens that was offered only had a single focal point, today there are several different options to allow for multiple focal points. When you speak with the surgeon at SightTrust Eye Institute, Dr. Andrew Shatz, you will have the option to learn about all of the different lenses available. We have helped thousands of people in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Weston, Palm Beach, Parkland, and the surrounding areas and look forward to helping you as well. Call us today to learn more.