When you have advanced cataracts, an intraocular lens transplant is often the best treatment option. Advances in technology have improved the lens options to include multifocal toric lenses. The experienced team at Eye Surgeons Associates in Canton and Monroe, Michigan, offers multifocal toric lens implants to provide clear, crisp vision at all distances after cataract surgery. To see if a multifocal toric lens implant is right for you, call the office..
A multifocal toric lens implant is an artificial lens used in cataract surgery. Like multifocal and toric lenses for your glasses or contacts, the implants correct a variety of visual acuity problems. For example, multifocal lenses allow you to see clearly at near, middle, and far distances. Toric lenses correct astigmatism, which is due to an uneven curve in your cornea or lens. Eye Surgeons Associates offers multifocal toric lenses that help whether you have astigmatism or if you need different prescriptions to see clearly at different distances.
Multifocal toric lens implants are used to treat advanced cataracts. Cataracts are a widespread, age-related eye problem. The condition develops as you age, and the lenses in your eyes become filmy or cloudy, which dulls your perception of color, reduces your night vision, and eventually impairs your daytime vision.
Cataracts are primarily due to aging, although risk factors like smoking, excessive exposure to UV rays, and health problems like diabetes can increase your chances of developing the condition.
An intraocular lens transplant for cataracts is an outpatient procedure. Depending on your needs, you might have general anesthesia or intravenous sedation to keep you comfortable and relaxed during your surgery.
The team at Eye Surgeons Associates uses state-of-the-art techniques, including phacoemulsification or laser surgery, to access and remove your cataract-filled intraocular lens. Then they insert and position your multifocal toric lens implant behind your iris and pupil. If necessary, your ophthalmologist closes the incision in your eye with a tiny stitch. In most cases, the surgery only takes around 15 minutes per eye.
After your surgery, you will need a friend or family member to drive you home. In fact, you shouldn’t drive until you have a follow-up appointment at Eye Surgeons Associates to confirm that your vision is clear enough to drive.
Your ophthalmologist gives you medicated eye drops to help your eyes heal. You should also wear a protective eye shield while you sleep for at least a week after your surgery. Your vision may be blurry to begin with, but as time passes and your eyes heal, your vision becomes clearer.
If you need an intraocular lens transplant but also have astigmatism or need multiple corrective lens prescriptions, call Eye Surgeons Associates to find out if multifocal toric lens implants are right for you.