Currently, the only definitive treatment for cataracts is cataract surgery. The cataract surgery procedure involves cataract removal and replacement of the affected lens with an artificial intraocular lens. When planning for surgery, it is important to understand the difference between the types of intraocular lenses that a cataract surgeon may use because this choice can have a significant impact on your quality of vision after surgery.
Presbyopia with Cataracts
is a common condition of the eye that is characterized by difficulty focusing on objects at close and intermediate distances. Presbyopia is due to a hardening of the eye’s lens that occurs as we age, and most people over 40 years old have some degree of presbyopia. Because Crystalens accommodates like the natural lens of the eye, it not only treats cataracts but it allows patients a more natural range of vision. Many patients hardly if ever wear glasses after surgery.
Finding a cataract surgeon is an important first step toward seeing clearly again. You can use the “Find a Crystalens Surgeon” button above for a list of surgeons near you.
After Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery recovery will vary from individual to individual. To ensure the best outcome, it will be important to follow the guidelines provided by your surgeon.
Implantation of Crystalens is a surgical procedure. All surgical procedures entail some risk. The risks of implantation with Crystalens are generally the same potential risks that exist for implanting all intraocular lenses. Because Crystalens has a smaller optic compared to the standard IOL, glare and other visual disturbances may occur under certain lighting conditions, including at night when the pupil widely dilates. Only your surgeon can determine if Crystalens is right for you and explain the applicable risks. Your doctor will perform a thorough examination and fully inform you of any increased risk of complications. Because Crystalens only absorbs a portion of ultraviolet light, you should wear sunglasses with UV400 protection when out in daylight.
Indications For Use
The Crystalens is intended for primary implantation in the capsular bag of the eye for the visual correction of aphakia secondary to the removal of a cataractous lens in adult patients with and without presbyopia. The Crystalens provides approximately one diopter of monocular accommodation which allows for near, intermediate, and distance vision without spectacles.
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