If you have cataract surgery, you’ll need a replacement lens to restore your vision, which is why the experienced eye care team at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC offer many lens options, including the monofocal intraocular lens (IOL). If you live in the greater Philadelphia area, including Trappe, Blue Bell, Spring House, Hatboro, Bethlehem, and Levittown, Pennsylvania, or the counties of Montgomery, Bucks, or Northampton, schedule an appointment online or by phone today to learn more about monofocal IOLs.
A monofocal intraocular lens is a special replacement lens for cataract surgery and is the most popular lens choice. This lens corrects vision at one distance, which means you may need to continue to wear glasses following your cataract surgery. Other lens replacement options, including the multifocal IOL, contain different focusing powers within the same lens and may correct all your vision issues so you no longer need glasses.
Yes, monofocal IOLs may be used for monovision. Monovision is a treatment for presbyopia, an age-related vision problem that often develops after the age of 40 and causes hyperopia (farsightedness). This special treatment involves fixing the vision in one eye, which allows one eye to focus at close range and the other at a distance.
However, before your specialist at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC considers monofocal IOLs for your presbyopia, you may need to first use monovision contact lenses to see if it improves your vision problem.
Your specialist at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC can determine if monofocal IOLs make the best choice for you after a consultation. During your consultation, your specialist:
Your specialist also reviews your ultimate vision goals following your surgery to ensure you get the most effective treatment and replacement lens.
To be considered a good candidate for monofocal IOLs, your eyes should be in good health and free of damage or disease. Monofocal IOLs may not make the best choice for you if you have diabetes, chronic dry eye, or hepatitis C.
Your specialist at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC conducts your cataract surgery in about an hour under anesthesia. First, your crystalline lens is removed and then your replacement monofocal IOL is sutured into place.
You may be able to resume your usual activities within 24 hours after your surgery. Your specialist at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC continues to monitor your progress and adjustment to your new lens.
To learn more about monofocal IOLs, call Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC or schedule an appointment online today.