Our Team in Tupelo, Mississippi, Explains What an IOL Is
An Intraocular lens or IOL, is an artificial lens that is implanted in the eye during cataract surgery. The lens is designed to replace the natural lens that has become cloudy due to cataracts.
The IOL is inserted through a small incision in the eye and positioned in the capsular bag, which is the thin, clear membrane that originally held the natural lens. Similar to prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, IOLs are available in a variety of focusing powers.
Patients experience significant improvement in their vision after this surgery, with many able to achieve excellent visual acuity without the need for glasses or contacts.
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What are Trifocal IOLs?
Trifocal IOLs are a type of premium intraocular lens that provides clear vision at three distances: far, intermediate, and near. This is accomplished through the use of specialized lens technology that incorporates multiple focal points.
Trifocal IOLs are designed to reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery. The PanOptix® Trifocal Lens is one of these new options that offer three vision distances as opposed to one or two.
The PanOptix® Trifocal Lens is a premium intraocular lens designed to reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery.
The lens allows for better vision over three primary areas. It utilizes advanced technology that allows for a smooth transition between distances, minimizing the potential for visual disturbances such as halos or glare.
Adults who require their natural lens to be replaced can now have greater sight and independence with the PanOptix® Trifocal IOL.
Light Adjustable Lenses (LAL)
Accommodating IOLs are another type of premium intraocular lens that is designed to provide clear vision at multiple distances.
These lenses are designed to move in response to the eye's natural focusing mechanisms, allowing patients to see clearly at both near and far distances Predominantly used to cure cataracts and presbyopia, this special type of IOL shifts and adjusts when your eye moves.
Accommodating IOLs are particularly beneficial for patients with an active lifestyle as the need for glasses or contact lenses is eliminated or greatly reduced.