In my opinion (and those of many of the most respected cataract surgeons in the world), the Symfony and PanOptix are the best lenses available when it comes to reducing a patients need for glasses at all distances.
What is the new lens for cataract surgery?
A new intraocular lens for cataract surgery, called the Symfony Lens, has just been FDA approved, and it is quickly becoming very popular.
What type of lens is best for cataract surgery?
A multifocal lens splits the light in each eye to give a near and distance focus. This decreases the contrast of each eye. Multifocal lenses are usually only used if they can be implanted into both eyes and are best for people who dont have any other eye disease.
How long do cataract lenses last?
A cataract lens will last a lifetime, and the vast majority of patients do not experience any complications with their lenses after cataract surgery. In fact, the most common post-cataract surgery issue has nothing to do with your lens in particular.
Are premium cataract lenses worth it?
Premium lenses not only treat cataracts but also address vision impairment problems like nearsightedness. Premium IOLs can even provide sharper vision at far distances. This means you can reduce your dependence on glasses and contact lenses.
Why do I still need reading glasses after cataract surgery?
Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the front of your eye. During cataract surgery, your clouded lens is removed and replaced an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens, or IOL. The lens you and your surgeon select to implant during cataract surgery plays a big part in your need for glasses after surgery.
How long does it take to get used to multifocal lenses after cataract surgery?
It may take them three days, three months or six months to adjust and learn how to adapt to their new vision. Some patients may not ever adapt and, for them, we should be ready to exchange a multifocal or EDOF lens for a monofocal IOL.