Cataracts and Premium Intraocular Lenses
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s naturally clear lens. The lens focuses light rays on the retina (inner lining of the eye) to produce a sharp image of what we see. When the lens becomes cloudy, light rays cannot pass through it easily and vision becomes blurred.
Cataract development is a normal process of aging, but cataracts can also develop from eye injuries, radiation, certain diseases, medications or long-term exposure to sunlight.
A cataract may not need to be treated if your vision is only slightly blurry. Simply changing your eyeglass prescription may help to improve your vision for a while.
Surgery is the only way to remove a cataract. The cloudy lens is removed from the eye through a small surgical incision. In most cases, the natural lens is replaced with a permanent intraocular lens (IOL) implant.
- AcrySof IQ Monofocal IOLs use advanced BioOptics to help maximize cataract patient outcomes. With over 75 million implants to date, the AcrySof IQ IOL is the most implanted lens for cataract patients around the world.
- AcrySof IQ ReSTOR Multifocal IOLs provide a world of new vision,
designed to treat cataracts and improve both distance and reading vision, reducing dependence on glasses.
- The proven performance of AcrySof IQ Toric IOLs provides cataract treatment and astigmatism correction in a single procedure. More patients than ever can attain crisp, clear distance vision with reduced dependence on glasses with the AcrySof IQ Toric IOLs.