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1 Lens Implants – Comparison, Options and Benefits INTRAOCULAR LENS (IOL)BASICMONOFOCAL LENSASTIGMATISMCORRECTIONSURGERY or LENSCRYSTALENS AOTRULIGN TORICRESTORTECNIS MULTIFOCALPRESBYOPIA CORRECTIONNoYesZONES OF BEST VISION WITHOUT GLASSES THERE ARE 3 ZONES OF VISION:Far (TV, Driving)Mid-Range (computer, desk-work),3) Near (reading documents up-close)Far OR Near (not both).Vision may still be out of focus without glasses near and far because of residual uncorrected astigmatism.Generally clearer long-distance vision without glasses than a basic lens due to reduction or elimination of astigmatism.Far and Mid-rangeFar and NearASTIGMATISM CORRECTION WITH LENSCrystalens No. Trulign Yes.NEED FOR SPECTACLES AFTER SURGERYBifocals and/or reading glasses will be needed to see your bestReading glasses needed for mid-range and nearReading glasses needed for nearReading glasses may be neededfor mid-range (computer)Reading glasses may be needed for mid-range (computer)STRENGTHS AND BENEFITSOF THE LENS IMPLANTExcellent vision through bifocal glasses.Many individuals see relatively well far away without glasses.Lens cost covered by medical insurance.Excellent vision far awaywithout glassesExcellent night vision, far and computer vision.Very little night glare or haloes.Astigmatism corrected with the Lensx laser and/or Trulign lens.Excellent far and reading vision.Good computer vision (mid-range).Astigmatism corrected with the Lensx laser.Excellent far and near vision.Ability to read small print in all lighting environments.WEAKNESSES OR SIDE-EFFECTSMost patients (90% or more) will use glasses after surgery for most activities (Eg. Bifocals).Does not correct astigmatism.No ability to refocus mid-range (computer) or near (reading printed documents).Patients will definitely use glasses to see computer and reading distances.Most patients will need over-the-counter reading glasses to read printed documents up-close.Most patients will need a “Yag capsulotomy procedure” within one year after implantation.May need over-the-counter (+1.25) glasses to see the computer or mid-range. Some patients see a halo effect around lights at night.Reading in low light may require glasses. Lens reflection may be seen cosmetically at times.NIGHTTIME GLARE AND HALOMinimalModerateCOST OF IOL COVERED BY MEDICAL INSURANCE AND/OR MEDICAREMETHOD OF CATARACT SURGERY REMOVALManual surgery - bladed incisionsLaser cataract surgeryPREMIUM ADJUSTABLE FOCUS LENSES
2 Basic Cataract & Laser Cataract Surgery – Options and Benefits TYPE OF SURGERYBASIC CATARACT SURGERYLASER ASTIGMATISM-CORRECTING SURGERYLASER PREMIUM CATARACT SURGERYAstigmatism reduced or eliminatedNoYesMethod to reduce astigmatism during cataract surgeryNoneLaser guided corneal incisions and/or an astigmatism-correcting lens implantLaser guided corneal incisionsDependence on glasses after surgeryYes. Most of the time. Expect glasses to see far and near. You will need bifocals and/or reading glasses to refocus your vision.Yes. Some of the time. Far vision without glasses will be clearer. Glasses to see computer and to read printed documents will be needed.Minimal. An adjustable focus or multifocal lens implant will reduce and possibly eliminate your dependence on glasses for seeing far, mid and near.Major steps in cataract procedureBlades, needles, or forcepsNo blades. All laser.No blades. All laser.Method for opening the lens capsuleAccuracy and precision in creation of the capsular bag openingGood. Less precise when performed manuallyExcellent. More precise and exact when laser controlled.Method of removing the cataractPhacoemulsification (Ultrasound energy) onlyLaser energy is used to soften the cataract first, then less ultrasound energy is used to complete the cataract removal processAdvanced diagnostic testing includedCorneal topographyOCT imaging of the retinaORA optiplus analysis during surgeryCosts covered by insurance? Visually significant cataract.Patient benefits and surgical resultsSafe results.Excellent outcomes.Bifocals likely needed to see far and near clearly.Vision without glasses may be blurredExcellent outcomes with potentially safer results with greater precision, predictability and accuracy.Minimal to no reliance on glasses to see far away.Reading glasses neededMinimal and often no dependence on glasses to see far/mid/near.Type of lens usedBasic Monofocal, No astigmatism correctionBasic with laser astigmatism correction or astigmatism-correcting lensCrystalens, Trulign Toric,Restor or Tecnis multifocal
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