Keep in mind that a multifocal solution does require something of a compromise with regard to clarity of distance vision.
If you require the best possible distance vision for work or are otherwise unwilling to accept this sort of compromise, a more traditional monofocal IOL is likely a better fit.
Petersburg, Fla.), which is in Phase III of the FDA clinical trials, is Dr. “With this lens I get on average about 2.0 diopters of accommodation, with some patients getting up to 3.
Tecnis Multifocal IOL – Developed by Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) and also approved since 2005, Tecnis multifocal IOLs function similarly to the Acry Sof family, and boast a fully diffractive surface capable of providing 20/25 vision quality across varying distances and lighting conditions.
If you have cataracts and are looking for a vision solution that does not leave you dependent on reading glasses or bifocals, multifocal IOLs might be right for you.
Some of them don’t wear glasses but I don’t want to promise that. to insert the Crystalens as well as the medical director involved in attaining Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the lens, explained: “I don’t think there’s any downside in terms of risk or decreased quality of vision or anything compared to us using the very best monofocal IOL.
“The advantage to the accommodating lens and the reason why we wind up doing mostly Crystalens (eyeonics, Aliso Viejo, Calif.) [in my practice] is that I don’t see a downside to the Crystalens compared to a normal IOL.” Dr. And you may get a good percentage of people who will get a reduced dependence upon glasses.” Although multifocals offer a good chance of patients not needing to wear glasses, Dr.
You might find it surprising that after undergoing vision correction surgery, you still require eyeglasses for near vision reading.
Well, what if there was a way to have cataract surgery and restore vision at all distances? As the name implies, a multifocal IOL offers more than one lens power.
Eye World takes a look at the pros and cons of the lenses. D., Nashville, agreed, “The Re STOR is definitely the best near vision lens on the planet.” However, Dr.
A big advantage of multifocal lenses, said Stephen G. D., Houston, is that the Re STOR lens (Alcon, Fort Worth, Texas) has the best near vision of any of the lenses. Slade said, “The disadvantage [of multifocal lenses] is that some patients, not very many, but some have problems with the quality of vision, either glare or halos or they describe waxy vision or things like that.” Paul J. D., clinical instructor of ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, said of the two multifocals, his preferred lens is the Re STOR Aspheric because it tends to be the most effective at eliminating the need for glasses for distance and near.
“So I just made the decision in him to just go ahead and put in the Re STOR bilaterally and he is absolutely ecstatic he’s never worn glasses since and he can see everything.” What Dr.
Horn does now is to put in the Aspheric Re STOR first, see how the patients do with their intermediate vision and if they were happy with it, he implants the Re STOR bilaterally. Dougherty said he uses the Re Zoom (Advanced Medical Optics, Santa Ana, Calif.).
The technology functions very much the same as progressive eyeglasses and multifocal contact lenses.