Replacement Lens Options after Cataract Surgery

April 27, 2011 — by Dr. Zimmer
Tags: Cataract Surgery Intraocular Lens Rezoom Restor

If you have cataracts, it’s important that you undergo surgery to have them removed. Following the removal of the cataract or cataracts, you will receive artificial lenses to restore your vision. The team here at our Pittsburgh area LASIK eye surgery center will be able to go over your options for replacement lenses in greater detail during the consultation process, but we’d like to take a moment to briefly go over the basics of the process with you right now.

About Cataracts and Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are the clouding of the clear lens of the eye. This happens when the proteins in the eye clump together. There are various causes of cataracts (e.g., smoking, radiation exposure, eye injury), though generally they do occur in people of advanced age. During Pittsburgh cataract surgery, the clouded lens of the eye is extracted in order to be replaced by an intraocular lens. This intraocular lens will restore your vision.

What is an Intraocular Lens?

An intraocular lens is essentially an artificial lens that is placed to be part of your eye. Inn the past, monofocal intraocular lenses were used following cataract surgery. These lenses could only focus for near vision or distance vision, not both. Consequently, patients needed glasses to enjoy a full range of vision.

At InSightSM LASIK & Refractive Group, we offer multifocal intraocular lenses, allowing patients to enjoy a fuller range of vision than in the past. We offer the following intraocular lenses: ReZoom&™ and ReSTOR®.

About ReZoom&™ Intraocular Lenses

The design of the ReZoom&™ intraocular lens will offer patients five visual zones to provide a full range of vision, accounting not just for foal length but for light levels as well.

About ReSTOR® Intraocular Lens

The ReSTOR® intraocular lens will give patients freedom from supplemental corrective lenses by properly simulating the natural accommodation process of the eye.

We’ve only just scratched the surface of what they intraocular lenses can do. In order to find out which one is best for you and your needs, it’s important to contact our laser vision correction center serving Pittsburgh today. We look forward to speaking with you and fielding all of your questions and concerns.