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By Annie – September 15, 2020
Cataracts are one of the most common eye health issues. They cause the natural lens in your eye to become cloudy and will result in impaired vision over time. A cataract removal surgery can remove the clouded lens from the eye, but if you’re looking to correct your eyesight, an intraocular lens (IOL) may be needed.
To learn more about how cataract lenses help you see clearly after surgery, here’s your guide to IOL lenses.
Cataract Lenses for Vision Correction
With advanced tools and technologies, a cataract procedure is typically painless and only takes about ten minutes to complete. During the surgery, the surgeon removes the clouded lens from the eye and replaces it with an IOL. Cataract lenses can restore and correct vision so that patients can see clearly after the surgery.
IOLs can also be used for a refractive lens exchange (RLE). Known as an effective alternative to LASIK, an RLE involves implanting an IOL into the eye after dissolving the natural lens. Like in cataract surgery, these lenses can correct vision and reduce the need for glasses and contact lenses.
Types of Cataract Lenses
There are many types of cataract lenses that can help correct refractive errors in cataract patients. To see which IOL is best for you, here’s a closer look at the different types of cataract lenses.
If you’re suffering from cataracts, surgery, along with the right cataract lens, can help you see clearly and reduce the need for contact lenses and glasses. For more information about IOL options and cataract treatments, schedule a consultation at Phillips Eye Specialists!
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