Intraocular Lens Implants
During your consultative process regarding cataract surgery you will be asked to make a decision regarding lens implants. You can select a traditional monofocal lens implant which can enable good vision at ONE distance or you can elect to have a Multi-focal LENS implant that enables good vision at near, far and intermediate distances. Larson Eye Center has chosen to use the Crystalens HD , by Bausch and Lomb and the ReSTOR Lens from Alcon. Please consult our staff and doctors about the extreme wonders that the new premium lens implants offer.
The Crystalens HD® accommodating intraocular lens is an intraocular lens used after cataract surgery or as a lens alternative in presbyopic lens exchange. The concept of the lens was engineered with a hinge design to allow the optic, or part of the lens that you see through, to move back and forth as your focus on an image changes. The Crystalens HD® accommodative intraocular lens is permanently implanted with a surgical process and functions in a similar fashion as the natural eye. Once the surgery has been completed your eyes can focus on far or near objects in a comfortable way with no discomfort. If you are experiencing presbyopia or cataracts please feel free to consult us about the possibility of utilizing the new Crystalens HD® accommodative intraocular lens.
FDA Clinical Trial Information
- 100% could see intermediate (24" to 30") without glasses, the distance for most of life's activities
- 98.4% of patients implanted with crystalens in both eyes could pass a driver's test without glasses
- Some patients did require glasses for some tasks after implantation of the crystalens
- 98.4% could see well enough to read the newspaper and the phone book without glasses.
- Significantly more patients implanted with a crystalens (88.4%) could see better at all distances then patients implanted with a standard IOL (35.9%)
During the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL clinical studies, patients experienced lifestyle enhancement through quality vision, and greater freedom from reading glasses and bifocals. In fact, according to the AcrySof® ReSTOR® clinical studies, four out of five patients with the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL reported never wearing glasses following cataract surgery in both eyes, compared to only 1 out of 10 patients with monofocal lenses. This is the highest level of freedom from glasses ever demonstrated in an IOL clinical trial.
Additionally, the AcrySof® ReSTOR® clinical studies indicated that nearly 94% of the study subjects were so satisfied with their new quality vision that they would have the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL implanted again.
Courtesy – Alcon Corporate Website
Toric IOLs For Astigmatism
Dr. Larson and Dr. Sarkos, Chicago cataract surgery experts and comprehensive ophthalmologists are pleased to offer Alcon’s Toric IOL for Astigmatism correction after cataract surgery. The recent advancements in Intraocular Lens (IOL) technology have now made it possible to provide an effective solution for patients that have astigmatism. Until recently, patients that were IOL candidates and had astigmatism, had no option built into the lens, that would correct the astigmatism aspect of their visual condition. Surgeons would typically perform refractive surgery or LASIK after the insertion of an IOL to correct the complete visual picture. If patients did not have astigmatism correction after IOL implantation then contacts or glasses would be required to deal with the astigmatism. With advancements in the optics of IOLs the manufacturers have now been able to accommodate for astigmatism.
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