Premium intraocular lens
What is premium IOL?
During a cataract operation the lens which has become cloudy is removed using small incision phacoemulsification technique and an intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted.
Prior to the operation several eye measurements are taken to determine the power of this IOL. There are two types of Intraocular lenses (IOL).
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What is Multifocal IOL
What is Toric IOL
After the cataract surgery, you will continue to need to wear glasses all the time to correct this. However, this astigmatism can be corrected by putting a toric IOL in the eye. A small amount of astigmatism does not need toric IOL. But if you have moderate to severe astigmatism, a toric IOL will remove the need to wear glasses for distant vision.
What is Multifocal Toric IOL?
Multifocal Toric IOL combines features of both. If you have significant astigmatism, you can still have the multifocal IOL. But astigmatism will need to be corrected for the multifocal IOL to be effective. You will need multifocal toric IOL to achieve the desired outcome.
Which IOL is suitable for me?
Not everyone is suitable for premium IOLs and not all IOLs will suit everyone. Some people may have certain eye conditions which would make it unsafe for them to have multifocal IOL. Besides, the selection of IOL is dependent on many other factors such as individual’s lifestyle, hobbies, professions etc. You need a full assessment with Mr Patwardhan to discuss whether you are a suitable candidate and which IOL is suitable for you.
What is Monovision?
Monovision simply means vision with one eye only. If you want to see distance and near without needing to wear glasses but do not want multifocal IOL, it is possible to use standard lens with one eye focusing for near (to read a book) and other eye focusing for distance (drive a car). It is an inexpensive way to achieve near and distance vision without any potential side effects of multifocal IOLs. However only one eye is used at a time and as a result people do not have binocular vision either for distance or near vision.