Multifocal lenses for cataract surgery

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 09/30/2018 - 21:22
Country
India
Age
40
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

Herpes eye infection

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

9.0 D In both eyes

Question

Hello sir,

I am using high myopia with -9.0 D in both eyes and I have cataract. I want to know if I will go for a operation what type of intraocular lenses should be used and what power. Does I have to use glasses again after operation. Their is any risk in this operation.

Thanks in advance.

 

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

There are two types of lenses that can be implanted inside your eye after cataract eye surgery. The first one is called monofocal lens which correct only far distance and multifocal lenses which correct far, intermediate and near distances. These multifocal intraocular lenses are also called intraocular lenses for presbyopia.

After cataract eye surgery and in young patients, accommodation is lost which means if monofocal intraocular lens was implanted inside your eye, you will need eyeglasses for near tasks but you don't need them for multifocal intraocular lens.

You should discuss the option of multifocal intraocular lens implanted within your eye doctor and what are the expectations after the surgery

 

 

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