What is an Intraocular Lens (IOL)?
When your natural lens is removed during cataract surgery (or refractive lens exchange) it will be replaced by an intraocular lens (IOL). These are medical devices, which are implanted inside the eye in place of the natural lens, and there are several types of IOL to choose from.
What is a Standard IOL?
This is a monofocal lens which gives clear focus at a fixed distance. When the clear focus is set for distance you will need glasses for close work such as reading or working at a computer. When the clear focus is set for near vision, you will need glasses for distance vision while watching TV or driving. So whichever distance you choose to have your monofocal lens set to, you need glasses at the same time.
Which IOL is Suitable for me?
The selection of the right IOL for you depends on factors such as your lifestyle, hobbies, profession etc as well as the conditions that you have. Some people have eye conditions which mean that it would be unsafe for them to have multifocal IOL.
You will need a full assessment with us to discuss whether you are a suitable candidate and this treatment is suitable for you.