Intraocular lenses are artificial lenses created to replace clouded natural lenses, caused by cataracts. This means patients who want to reduce or eliminate their need for glasses, who may not have visually significant cataracts, can also have the procedure.Cataracts are opacities that form in the eye’s crystalline lens and are caused by a breakdown of tissue and accumulation of proteins that make up the lens.The cookies contain no personally identifiable information and have no effect once you leave the Medscape site.
Youll have a full range of vision, without having to tilt your head to find that portion of your glasses that allows you to see clearly.
This means the Crystalens can provide sharper vision, without corrective lenses, throughout a full range of vision from near to far and everything in between.
Never missing a childs smile, the sparkle of a diamond, a cloud that looks like a face, an important plot twist in a mystery novel. The Crystalens has the unique ability to focus on objects at varying distances using the eyes natural muscle.
Most people who have single vision lens implants MUST wear glasses for middle and near vision.
The following information answers questions that we frequently hear from our patients about Crystalens IOLs however, some of these questions also apply to Cataract Surgery and other intraocular lenses (IOLs) including Tecnis. The cost of procedure would be paid for without the assistance of their insurance company.