When a cataract is removed, in its place, an intraocular lens implant (IOL) is surgically inserted into the eye to improve vision. There are several different types of IOL implants that Dr. Inna Ozerov offers to her patients.
Monofocal IOLs are used commonly during cataract surgery. Monofocal lenses address the basic issues of vision correction, however it is not uncommon for a patient to require glasses even after surgery with this type of lens. This lens is not able to correct conditions such as astigmatism or presbyopia.
Multifocal IOLs are used during cataract surgery to replace the eye’s natural crystalline lens and provide postoperative patients with a full range of vision, from reading to driving and everything in between. The need for glasses is virtually eliminated.
A Toric IOL is an ideal solution for patients with both cataracts and astigmatism. Astigmatism is a common condition that can result in the blurring of your vision and usually occurs when the cornea or lens is misshapen. If you have astigmatism, chances are you already wear glasses or contact lenses to correct the problem.