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Multifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL)

Until recently, cataract patients received standard “monofocal” lens implants that had only a single focusing power. This meant you had a choice of correction for either far or near vision. If you suffer from presbyopia like many people over the age 50, this would mean that you still need glasses for either reading or for distance vision.

The FDA has now approved several multifocal lens implants for use by certified ophthalmologists. The multifocal IOL lens can increase your chances for freedom from glasses for near, far, and intermediate vision. If you have worn glasses for many years, this might be an opportunity for you to eliminate this hassle from your life.
The FDA clinical results showed that 84% of patients who received the Alcon ReStor® lens in both eyes achieved distance visual acuity of 20/25 or better and near visual acuity of 20/32 or better without correction by contacts or glasses while only 23 percent of the conventional or monofocal control group achieved this level.
Clinical studies of the AMO Tecnis Multifocal Lens showed that nearly 9 out of 10 patients never wear glasses.  Over 94% of patients would choose the Tecnis Multifocal Lens again.
Other lenses include the Bausch and Lomb Crystalens®.  The Crystalens® features a hinged design that allows the lens to move forward as the eye attempts to focus on near objects, restoring some of the accommodative function in presbyopic patients.

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