Crystalens hd accommodating lens
20 years ago all patients receive the same type of lens with their cataract surgery.
Over the last 10 years manufacturing companies have developed new lens technologies.
With monofocal IOLs, the light is bent by the lens so that it will form a focus point on the of the eye.
A surgeon can chose an IOL that focuses light best coming from distant objects, or a stronger powered IOL that focuses light better from near objects.
The problem with intraocular lenses inserted with cataract surgery is that there is no way to try them before surgery to see which one you like the best.
There are 2 important things to consider when choosing the artificial lens to be used in your cataract surgery: the type of lens and the power of the lens.
;-)So while my layman's research/experience may be helpful/informative, please consult a medical professional for your personal situation.
Scroll down for full details, but since the 2011 surgery, I continue to see well and am glad with the choices I made and the results.
Most patients choosing a monofocal lens choose to have good distance focus, and use reading glasses to help with near vision tasks.I did consider having Lasik, but the combination of high Myopia and thin Cornea meant I was a borderline case.In contrast, my wife Wendy at -3 diopters had Lasik done in 2002 by Dr. Keller of Boulder Eye Surgeons (ironically our neighbor across the street) and she had excellent results.Around age 40, it slowly started becoming more difficult to focus (when wearing correction) at close distances, especially in low light.This is a very common condition called Presbyopia which is due to your crystalline lens becoming less elastic.