The multifocal lens is implanted in essentially the same capsule previously occupied by the natural lens.
You will never feel your implanted lens, and it never has to be handled, adjusted or cleaned.
The Acrysof® Restor® IOL was one of the very first lifestyle lens implants that achieved a high level of success.
The FDA data indicates that 80% of patients were spectacle-free after cataract surgery with this lens implant.
A lens implant procedure might be a better overall vision correction option for those baby boomers or cataract patients than even LASIK eye surgery.
When talking about their vision, most people over the age of 45 “focus” on the loss of near vision generally associated with presbyopia or “aging eyes.” What they may not realize is that, in addition to developing cataracts, the inevitable progression of presbyopia weakens the ability of the lens to focus in the field of vision that begins at our fingertips – known as intermediate vision.
Most astigmatisms are not severe enough to warrant surgery and can self correct with contacts or glasses.
This makes it an ideal procedure for people over 55, for whom a permanent correction is often the most important factor in their decision to undergo a vision correction procedure.
The tip of the ultrasonic probe vibrates at an extremely high rate of speed and breaks the lens into fine particles which are suctioned out of the eye.
Once the lens material is removed, your natural capsule is left behind and the multifocal implant lens is placed inside the capsule.
Although these risks are relatively rare, they should be taken into consideration by anyone considering the Re Stor® procedure.
Some side effects include: Many patients suffer from a common eye condition known as an astigmatism.
Patients often describe that they can see clear and with more vibrance than ever.