If you are considering cataract surgery or diopter correction (for people over 40), you need to consider what type of intraocular lens you will decide on.
There are several options to choose from, and you will need to consider your priorities and preferences when choosing an intraocular lens – of course considering the benefits of intraocular lenses.
However, you are not an eye surgeon and you probably would not know the benefits in detail. So rest assure that our ophthalmic surgeons will nicely explain in detail during the examination.
Here we write about the basic differences between monofocal lenses and multifocal lenses that are good to know.
Monofocal lenses are an intraocular solution that allows vision at one distance. They are implanted during cataract surgery and / or diopter correction over the age of 40.
Monofocal lenses remove cataracts and / or correct diopters, giving vision far or near. So, you only get sight at one distance. The ophthalmologist then prescribes glasses.
Most patients opt for this option because they want to maintain the visual acuity that, in their case, can be reduced with multifocal lenses, i.e. are not candidates for multifocal lenses. Also, these lenses are a great solution for people who want to wear a pair of glasses.
With the advancement of technology, the multifocal intraocular lenses have been developed, which enable the type of medium or far (bifocal) or the type of near, middle and far (three distances). In this case, you will no longer wear glasses.
Multifocal lenses are designed as follows: in order to be able to focus over long distances, the intraocular lens must be designed to have multiple focal points. Some lenses are designed to have more concentric rings with a few focal points that allow clear vision at all distances.
These lenses are not recommended for people who have: macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; nerve disease or very poor visual acuity without binocular vision. But there are exceptions because some of these problems are overcome with new types of multifocal lenses.
Of course, our ophthalmic surgeons will offer you the best solution for your eye problem depending on your condition. The individual approach is most important for the patient to get clear and vivd vision they desire. Our examinations are detailed and contain all the necessary tests to determine which lens you are a candidate for and which method will solve your eye problem forever.