Intraocular Lens Implantation
Cohen Laser and Vision Center in Boca Raton offers Intraocular Lens Implantation to residents of Boca, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. Procedure is performed by expert eye surgeon G. Richard Cohen, MD.
We offer intraocular lens implantation, sometimes called contact implants, at our Boca Raton practice as an alternative to LASIK and custom LASIK procedures. An intraocular lens (IOL) is a clear plastic lens that is used to enhance or replace the eye’s natural lens. IOLs have been proven to be an effective treatment for cataracts and common visual defects such as myopia (nearsightedness). At the Cohen Laser and Vision Center, we use advanced types of IOLs: Crystalens, ICL, ReSTOR, Tecnis Multifocal IOL.
As people begin to age they begin to lose their ability to focus on objects that are close. They have developed a condition known as Presbyopia. By the time most adult reach their forties they require some sort of glasses to read menus, newspapers, mail and so much more. Later in life, people can begin to develop a more serious condition, cataracts. There is new technology that can help those who suffer from both presbyopia and cataracts: Crystalens.
- 98.4% of patients implanted with crystalens in both eyes could pass a driver’s test without glasses
- 100% could see intermediate (24″ to 30″) without glasses, the distance for most of life’s activities
- 98.4% could see well enough to read the newspaper and the phone book without glasses.
- Some patients did require glasses for some tasks after implantation of the crystalens
- Significantly more patients implanted with a crystalens (88.4%) could see better at all distances then patients implanted with a standard IOL (35.9%)
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ReSTOR® Intraocular Lens
The AcrySof® ReSTOR® intraocular lens uses a new form of technology called apodized diffractive optics to provide cataract surgery patients with enhanced near, intermediate, and distant vision. Previous replacement lenses only improved distance vision, which meant that any activities performed up-close required the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses.
The Acrysof IQ ReSTOR IOL is implanted during cataract surgery to replace the natural lens, which has become clouded by cataracts. This new lens can provide enhanced vision quality and full range of vision, giving patients and increased independence from reading glasses and bifocals.
Our eyes are continually focusing on object at different distances. Whether watching television, sitting at a computer or driving, our eyes automatically focus on different things at different distances quickly. As we age, the ability for our eyes to change focus, or accommodate, weakens, which leads to the need for bifocals and reading glasses. By combining the strengths of apodized diffractive and refractive technologies, the Acrysof IQ ReStor IOL provides quality near, intermediate and distance vision and increased independence for reading glasses and bifocals.
Clinical Trial Data for the Acrysof IQ ReSTOR IOL:
- The US clinical trials included a three-month follow-up exam of near, intermediate and distance visual acuities.
- The percentage of patients who achieved 20/20 or better at all three distances with the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® +3.0 D was nearly fourfold the rate of patients who received the control lens, AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® +4.0 D.
- The clinical studies also showed a high rate of patient satisfaction with over 95 percent of patients stating that they would have this lens implanted again
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TORIC IOL Lens Implant Procedure
Toric intraocular lenses ( IOL) are used in patients with cataracts and more than one diopter of astigmatism, who desire improved uncorrected distance vision and less dependency or elimination of distance glasses. Patients who receive a toric IOL for distance correction usually only need non-prescription magnifying glasses for near vision. Dr. Cohen uses toric lenses made by Alcon and AMO for this patients.
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The newest intraocular lenses available are the "Symfony " and the "Acrysoft IQ Active Focus" lenses. These implants are called "Extended Range of Vision lenses" as they provide superior distance vision in all lighting conditions as well as midrange and some reading vision with much less unwanted side effects, such as glare and halos. These lenses also can correct astigmatism and are one of the most popular and frequently uses IOLs. Dr. Cohen counsels with each cataract patient to determine which lens will meet their needs.