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Are Advanced Technology Intraocular Lenses right for me?

  • Is your vision yellowing?
  • Are you considering Cataract Surgery?
  • Do you want more independence from glasses and contacts?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, eye surgery with ATIOLs may be right for you.

Standard and Premium IOL Options

The traditional intraocular lens (IOL) used following cataract surgery has been a standard monofocal implant. Patients who choose monofocal lenses benefit from their clarity, but lack the ability to see at more than one distance and continue to rely on corrective lenses. Kameen Eye Associates is proud to now offer Advanced Technology Intraocular Lenses (ATIOLs), which allow patients full range of vision, so they can live a life without glasses. Our doctors will determine which ATIOL is right for your unique needs.

Standard Intraocular Lenses

The traditional intraocular lens is a standard lens that allows patients to see clearly following cataract surgery at just a single distance. Patients who choose a standard monofocal IOL may still need to wear corrective lenses for many activities. These IOLs are perfectly fine, and tens of millions of them have been placed over the last 30 years. However, the advent of ATIOLs means patients have the option when planning their cataract surgeries to obtain greater freedom or complete independence from eyeglasses.

Advanced Technology Intraocular Lenses

Opting for precision placement of ATIOLs has helped many of our patients significantly decrease or altogether eliminate their need for corrective lenses following eye surgery. Dr. Kameen uses his personally developed formula to determine which ATIOL is most likely to achieve the highest quality vision for each patient. The decision to upgrade to an ATIOL is a personal one, and at Kameen Eye Associates we are equipped to help every patient make the best decision for his or her unique lifestyle.

The Restor™ Multifocal IOL
The Restor lens is convex on both sides and made of soft plastic. This lens is a multi-focal IOL that provides a full range of vision from near to far, decreasing dependence on glasses at all levels. Some eyes take longer than others to grow accustomed to a multi-focal lens, and the potential exists for halos and glare to occur, particularly at night. These issues have been limited and usually improve over time through a process known as neuro-adaptation.

The Tecnis™ Multifocal IOL
The Tecnis lens is another multifocal lens that, in some patients, gives a broader range of near vision than other multifocals. Again, the preoperative testing will give us the information we need to advise you one way or another. Some eyes take longer than others to grow accustomed to a multifocal lens, and the potential exists for halos and glare to occur, particularly at night. These issues have been limited and usually improve over time through a process known as neuro-adaptation.

Crystalens™
The Crystalens partially flexes like the eyes natural lens, allowing the patient to see better at multiple distances. This is an accommodating IOL that, unlike a standard IOL, can be used to compensate for loss of distance, near and intermediate vision. The lens was modeled after the human eye, such that the muscles of the eye flex the Crystalens to focus on objects in the environment at all distances. A comprehensive examination by Dr. Kameen and his staff can determine whether a patient is a good candidate for Crystalens.

Toric Lenses for Astigmatism
Patients with astigmatism now have an option for clear vision after Refractive Lens Exchange or Cataract Surgery. The Acrysof Toric IOL treats nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism at the time of the lens surgery. Toric IOL’s may be used to provide blended vision, to improve distance and near vision. Not all patients with an astigmatism will require a Toric IOL, because limbal relaxing incisions (LRI’s) may be used to treat astigmatism when using multifocal and aspheric IOL’s.

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