Intraocular Lens Implants (IOL’s)

Please Explain Intraocular Lens Implant Is (IOL)

A lens implant into the human eye is medically referred to as Intraocular Lens Implant or IOL. The implant procedure involves the insertion of a lens inside the human eye rather than the placement of a corrective lens on the eye surface of the eye like a prescription contact lens. Nearly all IOL procedures involve the replacement of your own lens with a new lens, the goal being to improve how well you can see. There are a number of types of intraocular lens implants available to help improve your vision, all of which can also be performed in connection with cataract removal eye surgery with the exception of Phakic Implants.

Overview of the IOL Surgical Procedure

Type of Intraocular Lens Implants or IOLs:

1. Toric Implants
2. Multifocal Implants
3. Accommodating Implants
4. Monofocal Implants
5. Phakic Implants

Overview of Lens Implant Surgical Procedures (IOLs)

Refractive Lensectomy (RLE) or Clear Lensectomy (CLE)

When an intraocular lens implant is used to replace your own clear lens, the procedure is referred to as Refractive Lensectomy or Clear Lensectomy. During the surgery the eye surgeon will remove the clear lens in your eye and implant a new lens to help improve your vision. This is referred to as a refractive procedure, since the lens that is removed does not have a cataract, no a cataract removal procedure. The power of the replacement lens will be calculated through a series of specialized measurements of the curvature of the eye and the length of the eye. A number of IOLs are available to replace your existing lens that will improve your vision.

The RLE/CLE Lens Implant Procedures are Suitable for People Who Have Been Diagnosed With:

Astigmatism
Hyperopia
Myopia

IOL and Cataract Surgery

When an intraocular lens implant is used to replace a clouded lens or a cataract, the surgical procedure is known as cataract surgery. During procedure the surgeon will remove the cloudy or cataract lens of the eye and replace your lens with a new lens to improve your vision. The cataract surgeon will calculate the power of the replacement lens will be calculated through a series of specialized measurements of the curvature of the eye and the length of the eye.

The Cataract Surgery Lens Implant Procedures are Suitable for People Who Have Been Diagnosed With:

Astigmatism
Hyperopia
Myopia

Types Lens Implants (IOLs) Include:

1. Toric Implants
2. Multifocal Implants
3. Accommodating Implants
4. Multifocal Implants
5. Phakic Implants

IOLs are available to replace your existing lens that will improve your vision. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to determine whether intraocular lens implants are the right course of action for you.