Accommodating intraocular lenses for patients with cataract a review

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The Procedure After the doctor has applied a topical anesthetic (eye drops), an ultrasonic probe is inserted through a very small incision on the side of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye).

The tip of the ultrasonic probe vibrates at an extremely high rate of speed and breaks the lens into fine particles which are suctioned out of the eye.

The cause of the blurred and impaired vision is the result of the eye’s cornea or lens having an irregular shape.

A normal eye’s cornea and lens have a circular shape, whereas an eye with an astigmatism has a longer more oval shape.

Some side effects include: Many patients suffer from a common eye condition known as an astigmatism.

Often an astigmatism can lead to blurred or impaired vision if it becomes moderate or severe.

The Acrysof® Restor® IOL was one of the very first lifestyle lens implants that achieved a high level of success.

You will never feel your implanted lens, and it never has to be handled, adjusted or cleaned.

A device called a “speculum” holds your eye open during the procedure.

The Acrysof® Restor® IOL is a multifocal lens capable of correcting both myopia, hyperopia and presbyopia.

As evidenced by FDA clinical data, this multifocal lens implant can greatly reduce or even eliminate the need for glasses for both distance and reading.

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