TECNIS MULTIFOCAL IOL – A Surgeons View

A cataract is a natural clouding of the lens of the eye – once it affects vision or quality of life, your eye care professionals may refer you to a laser eye surgery for cataract. During surgery, once the natural cloudy lens is removed, an intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted to allow patients to see. During this consultation, various IOL options would be discussed, including the pros and cons of each. Depending on the type of IOL chosen, this will affect where the focal point of vision is and whether a patient may need to wear glasses to optimize their vision for various distances. Patients who desire less dependency on glasses for distance and near work may opt for a bifocal-type implant. One such implant is the Tecnis Multifocal IOL. It is designed to have a distance vision focal point and a near vision focal point. This IOL may not be appropriate for every patient – and your laser eye surgeon would be able to determine that during the consultation process. While not every patient with a Tecnis Multifocal IOL achieves TOTAL glasses independence, it certainly offers a level of convenience to most who don’t want the hassle of always wearing or carrying glasses around. The amount of glare and haloes, which are noticeable to patients is variable, and often improve with time. The size and exact type of Tecnis Multifocal chosen depend on a number of factors, some of them include the exact focal point desired, the degree of astigmatism and the ocular shape and measurements of the eye. The surgeons at U Eye Laser Cosmetic, Uptown Eye Specialists or eyeMD Institute are extremely experienced in various IOL technologies, including the Tecnis Multifocal IOL.

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