Traditional Cataract Surgery
Monofocal Lenses or Traditional Lens Implant is the most basic type of Lens Implant used to correct vision after Cataract Surgery. With Monofocal or Traditional lenses, your vision is typical in focus at only one distance - near or far.
A Monofocal Lens Implant can provide very good vision after cataract surgery, if no astigmatism is present but only at one set distance, usually seeing things at a distance such as for driving or going to the movies. A Monofocal Lens Implant does not correct intermediate vision for doing things like playing cards or seeing a golf ball on a tee.
The majority of patients electing to have Monofocal or Traditional Lens Implants will be dependent on glasses or bifocals either some or most of the time.
Alternatively, you can choose to have an IOL implanted in one eye to improve your distance vision and one implanted in the other eye to improve your near vision. This technique is referred to as monovision.
Surgery & Post-Op
Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis in our fully accredited surgery centers. Patients need not expect to stay more than 3-4 hours. Prior to surgery, patients are given a relaxant to enhance calmness. They do not have to remain under anesthesia and should neither see nor feel any part of the surgery. Using microincision surgery, the cataract is removed usually by ultrasound. The new lens is inserted and should last a lifetime.
Post-operative limitations are few. With this brief, painless technique, most patients can resume their normal activities immediately and care for themselves with little or no help from others. The eye heals more quickly and there is no discomfort from stitches.
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