Performed IN DULUTH, GA (NORTH OF ATLANTA) at Georgia Eye Physicians & Surgeons
When your eyes’ natural lens loses the ability to focus, a permanent intraocular lens implant may be used to replace the natural lens and restore vision. An intraocular lens implant is an artificial lens composed of soft and often foldable plastic that is placed inside the eye. IOLs are almost always inserted during cataract surgery.
In addition to cataracts, patients with cataracts suffering from presbyopia may also be good candidates for intraocular lens implant surgery. Presbyopia is a condition that typically develops around the age of 40 when an individual experiences blurred vision when reading up close or working on a computer. This age-related process differs from astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness which relate to changes in the shape of the eyeball from genetics or environmental factors.
During a pre-surgery consultation, Dr. Segal will thoroughly discuss the various IOL options to determine the most effective custom treatment plan for your unique eye condition. Because of Dr. Segal’s extensive IOL replacement experience and the advanced IOL technology he utilizes, there is typically no need for stitches or patches following IOL replacement at Georgia Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.C. To learn more about intraocular lens implants to restore vision, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.
There are various types of IOLs available for patients including monofocal, toric and multifocal. Single vision or monofocal IOLs help address either nearsightedness or farsightedness. However, if you have difficulty seeing both objects near and far the multifocal IOLs (presbyopia-correcting IOLs) can provide clarity for a combination of near, intermediate, or distance ranges. ReSTOR® premium lenses further enhance this action with apodized diffractive technology to allow the lens to more easily focus between close and far distances. Premium IOLs or Lifestyle lenses such as the ReSTOR® multifocal lens are designed for patients who want freedom from glasses at most activities.