You Have Lens Implant Options
Once you decide to have cataract surgery, you will have a choice to replace your clouded lens with either a traditional single-focus lens implant or an advanced lens implant (multifocal IOL) that provides a fuller range of vision.
Older-style lens implants provide clear vision at a single focus point, usually in the distance. Newer lens implants provide a fuller range of vision, improving your sight at a fuller range of near, intermediate and distance objects.
Most patients who choose this lens type for their surgery do so because they’d like to be free of glasses the majority of their day.
Until recently, cataract patients had few choices of implants used to restore their vision after cataract surgery. With the advanced lens implants offered by Dr. Grayson, you now have choices based on your individual visual needs and lifestyle.
Multifocal lens implants are available for Eye Care Northwest patients in Sparta, New Jersey and throughout Sussex County.
Following a thorough cataract evaluation with Dr. Grayson, an advanced lens implant may be chosen to replace your eye’s clouded lens ( cataract ) during cataract surgery. In addition to restoring clear vision after cataract surgery, multifocal IOLs also treat presbyopia, or difficulty focusing up-close due to aging eyes.
Multifocal lenses provide good vision at all distances, and the patented technology of the PanOptix lens reduces glare and halos, and delivers improved contract sensitivity compared to other lens implants.
Astigmatism is a condition where the cornea is shaped more like a football, rather than round like a basketball. The irregular shape causes light rays to scatter when entering the eye, resulting in blurry vision instead of providing a single focal point. There are two ways we correct astigmatism during cataract surgery. The preferred method is implanting a Toric IOL, a lens implant specifically designed to correct astigmatism, to replace your cataract.
If your astigmatism does not fall within the treatable range for a Toric lens implant, Dr. Grayson may choose to also perform Limbal Relaxing Incisions. In this procedure, performed at the same time as cataract surgery, Dr. Grayson makes a precisely positioned, tiny surgical incision. This is a self-sealing technique, so no stitches are needed. After the LRI procedure, the cornea’s shape is rounded, reducing your dependence on glasses after surgery.
Douglas Grayson, MD is a cataract surgeon in Sparta, NJ specializing in advanced lens replacement. Advanced lens implants now allow us to deliver better vision after cataract surgery than ever before. Multifocal lens implants, such as the PanOptix, allow you to spend most of your day without glasses or contacts. Visit Dr. Grayson to discuss your cataract surgery lens implant options.