There are now a variety of lens implants used in eye lens replacement surgery.
A standard lens implant, which is generally fully covered by insurance, provides clear vision but usually requires that patients continue to wear glasses after surgery.
It is not intended as a substitute for the health care advice provided by a board certified physician.
Like the lens of a camera, the eye’s natural lens can change its focus and allow us to see objects up close, a process called “accommodation.” During cataract surgery, the natural lens is replaced by an artificial lens, and traditionally these artificial IOLs have been limited to allowing clear vision at only one distance.
The patient was a minister who needed to have excellent intermediate vision because he stands at a podium to speak and is on the computer often. Horn described, “I noticed when I was sitting talking to him that he was reading a list of questions but the questions were on his lap. And I saw that he was reading them with his Re STOR eye that I had just operated on because his other eye was still hyperopic so he couldn’t have been reading it with that eye.
“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.
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.
The other thing I like about it is they’re not pupil dependent and slight decentrations don’t seem to affect the performance of the lens,” Dr. “Since I’ve been starting to use the Aspheric lens I’m actually finding that I’m starting to get better night vision than I had with the standard Re STOR.” There are however, some patients who complain a little bit about their intermediate vision, that is, their reading point is a little too close, he said. Horn, on the other hand, who often implants the Re STOR Aspheric bilaterally, said that he started noticing that the Re STOR might actually be good enough for some of those patients needing intermediate vision.
He said he had a patient who had a Re STOR lens in one eye and was getting the Crystalens in the other eye.
Those patients who wish to be more independent of glasses after cataract surgery may wish to consider an alternative to the standard IOL.
A premium IOL is a lens implant designed to lessen dependence on glasses.
Disclaimer: Each patient has unique visual characteristics and requires the consultation of a qualified eye surgeon before determining what treatment modality is best.