There are many options available for vision correction, and technology continues to improve at a rapid rate. For individuals requiring cataract surgery to replace a clouded lens, one of the latest advancements in vision correction, the Crystalens accommodating IOL, may be the solution.
What IOLs Are
IOL stands for intraocular lens, a device that is permanently implanted in the eye to correct vision problems, such as cataracts, or to improve general vision, especially for those who are nearsighted. An IOL is made of a small plastic lens that is attached to the inner structure of the eye by side struts. Most IOLs are meant to correct distance vision only, and patients may still require glasses to see objects that are nearby.
What Makes Crystalens Different
Crystalens is an accommodating IOL, which means that it is not just designed to correct one type of vision. Instead, it changes shape to mimic the eye’s natural process of focusing on objects both near and far. An accommodating IOL is different from a traditional fixed IOL in that it eliminates the need for glasses altogether.
How Crystalens IOLs Compare
In clinical trials, Crystalens yielded better sight at all distances in over 88% of patients, versus 36% of patients who received a standard IOL. While some Crystalens patients may still require glasses or contacts for certain activities, most were able to perform daily tasks such as driving, computing, shopping, reading, and putting on makeup without the need for glasses.
Dr. Robert Maloney of Maloney Vision Institute has been ranked among the country’s top ten vision correction surgeons. Learn more about his expertise with the Crystalens accommodating IOL by visiting our Los Angeles office. Take a look at our website or call us at (310) 889-0732 to make an appointment today.