If you have been told that you have a cataract, there is no need to worry. Each year in the United States, more than 2.5 million people have cataract surgery. Thanks to Multi-Focal Implants, life for the cataract patient has greatly improved. These advanced intraocular lenses (IOL’s) function to allow patients excellent vision without the need for spectacles.
To begin the procedure, your eye will be treated with an anesthetic to minimize the discomfort. A tiny incision is made for a microscopic instrument to pass through it. Using ultrasound from the tip of the microscopic instrument, the doctor will be able to gently break the cataract into pieces small enough to be washed away, drawn through the instrument and removed from the eye. The new lens is readily inserted and placed in position through the same tiny incision at the outer edge of the cornea through which the cataract was removed.
In the past, the choice of which type of lens implant to have was made by the cataract surgeon. This was due to the lack of options. Today, your cataract surgeon is able to offer you the choice of a Multi-Focal Lens Implant. Restor, Tecnis and Crystalens are types of Multi-Focal Lens Implants your cataract surgeon may suggest. Dr. Ben Mackey is one of the only doctors in the area who has experience implanting all three types of implants. To read more about the various implants please click below:
- Multi-Focal Implant: ReSTOR Lens
- Multi-Focal Implant: Crystalens Lens
- Multi-Focal Implant: TECNIS Lens
Contact Dr. Mackey for more information regarding Multi-Focal Lens Implants and which lens is suitable for you.