An intraocular lens, also known as an IOL, is an artificial lens that is surgically placed in the eye to serve as a replacement for the natural lens which has been affected by a cataract. In the past, patients who underwent cataract surgery had to wear corrective eyewear in order to see after surgery. With advances in the field of cataract surgery, however, this is no longer the case. During a comprehensive consultation, the physicians at International EyeCare will evaluate your condition and explain the risks and benefits of each type of IOL so that you can make the best treatment decision.
A monofocal IOL has the ability to help patients see at one distance, either far, intermediate, or near. When choosing this IOL, it is important for patients to understand that they will need to wear corrective eyewear for certain activities such as reading. These IOLs are ideal for patients who suffer from other retinal diseases such as glaucoma. At International EyeCare, we are proud to offer the Tecnis™ and AcrySoft IQ™ IOLs, both of which are regarded as premier
In addition to traditional IOLs, patients may also choose from multifocal IOLs which allow them to see at all distances, without the aid of glasses or contacts. Our office is pleased to provide the ReZoom™ and ReStore lenses, as well as the Toric IOL which is approved for patients who suffer from astigmatism. These IOLs help patients reduce or even eliminate their dependence on corrective eyewear.
The physicians at International EyeCare offer several treatment options and IOLs to our Houston, Texas patients. If you are interested in learning more about how intraocular lenses or laser eye surgery can improve your vision, contact our practice today to schedule a comprehensive consultation. Our doctors and staff are happy to address any of your questions or concerns.