Multifocal Lens Implant
Sight changing, life changing
When your sight is compromised your life is compromised.
Now there's a revolutionary new way to potentially leave your glasses behind forever. These lenses have been uniquely designed to provide enhanced image quality and a full range of vision – up close, far away and everything in-between. These lenses enable most people to see the big picture, without missing the details, usually without glasses.
Multi-focal lens implants are for those who:
- have a cataract that needs to be removed
- want to be less dependent on glasses or contacts for far and near vision
- have no health issues affecting their eyes
It is extremely important to understand that with multifocal implants you are getting a new "visual system." You've spent years learning how to use your visual system. It will naturally take time for your brain to adjust to a new visual system.
After surgery something patients notice right away is halos around objects but over time these get less noticeable.
For further information please make an appointment. Our consultants will be happy to answer your queries.
Frequently asked questions about multifocal lenses
- Does cataract surgery hurt?
No. We use numbing drops before surgery so that you will not feel any pain during the procedure , however some patients may experience mild discomfort.
- Will I be asleep during cataract surgery?
Since cataract surgery does not take very long – often only 10-20 minutes – it's unnecessary to put you completely asleep with general anesthesia. Instead, we use a local/topical anesthetic to numb your eye, and you will remain awake during the procedure.
- I have cataracts in both eyes. Will the doctor treat both at the same time?
We normally perform surgery on the other eye after 4 weeks so that the first eye gets a chance to be completely comfortable, however all patients are different and in certain patients we may operate early.
- How long will I be in the hospital?
Patients typically spend only a few hours at the hospital or surgery center, and are allowed to go home the very same day.
- How long after surgery until I'm able to see again?
Every patient and every eye is different, but most patients typically see well enough to drive only a day after surgery.
- After surgery, will I be able to drive at night?
Your ability to drive at night should be significantly improved once your cataract is removed. Patients with the multifocal lens may notice a ring of light around headlights and other light sources.
- Can my cataract come back?
A cataract once removed, cannot return. However, over time, patients may notice that their vision has once again become cloudy. This condition, which can occur with any type of IOL, is known as a secondary cataract, or "PCO." Secondary cataracts can be easily treated with a simple laser procedure performed in your doctor's office
- Can the IOL be replaced if it doesn't work properly?
Although it's unlikely your implanted IOL won't function properly, it can be replaced with a different one if necessary