Understanding the accommodating intraocular lens

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Overall, accommodating IOLs are known to provide enhanced distance vision for many cataract patients.

However, compared to other options, it’s not ideal for near vision.

Most cataract patients choose monofocal IOLs that allow them to focus on things at a distance and use reading glasses when needed.

Monofocal IOLs also provide the option of “monovision.” To achieve this, the surgeon can implant one lens for distance in one eye and another lens for near or intermediate vision in the other eye.

So, consult this guide and schedule a cataract consultation at Kremer Eye Center to determine which cataract lens option is best for your specific situation.

We have locations in Cherry Hill, Philadelphia, King of Prussia, Limerick, Springfield, Horsham, and Wilmington.

These lenses are usually the standard option that replace the eye’s natural lens during a cataract removal procedure.

Monofocal lenses only have one focusing distance—distance, intermediate, or near—depending on your preferences.

On top of that, monofocal IOLs won’t correct astigmatism, so some patients may still require eyeglasses to achieve clear vision.Crystalens® has a high success rate and is the first and only crystalline lens implant that curves and flexes just like your natural lens.The crystalline lens is located behind the iris (the colored part of your eye), and is controlled by the surrounding ciliary muscles.When implanted, the surgeon will adjust the orientation and position of the lens to ensure it provides optimum results.Toric IOLs are usually recommended for those with corneal astigmatism, or blurry vision caused by an irregularly shaped cornea.

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