Intraocular lenses (IOLs), that are used to partially replace lens in our eyes, have improved in recent years, making Refractive Lens Extraction (RLE) an appealing choice for patients aged 40 to 70 who want to minimise or remove their need for glasses and contacts. This technique may be a superior option to LASIK for certain people.
Our lenses are clear and elastic while we are young, in our 20s and 30s. It may change form to focus on things at various distances, similar to a camera lens. However, as we become older, the lens becomes more rigid, and we lose the capacity to do so. This method necessitates the use of reading glasses in order to see well.
The natural lens will gradually yellow and fog, finally becoming opaque, as time goes on. Cataracts are cloudy lenses that need to be replaced, and cataract surgery is the procedure to do so.
While it seems to make sense to wait until you developed a cataract before having your lens replaced, recent technological advancements have made it valuable to consider allowing your lens to be changed as early as your 40s, as this can completely eradicate your need for prescription glasses, distance eyewear, and/or contacts.
Sai Drishti Eye can now provide a variety of IOL solutions to better suit your needs and lifestyle thanks to advancements in new lens technology. After taking your eye measurements, your doctor will help you choose which lens is best for you based on your physical and personal characteristics. Activities you’d want to do without glasses, certain distances you’d prefer to see well without glasses, and more financial resources accessible to acquire more modern technology lenses with better advantages are some personal aspects to consider.
IOLs with a single focusing distance are known as monofocal IOLs. The focus of the lens can be set for up close (reading), medium-range (computer screen), or distance vision (driving). The majority of people will choose a monofocal IOL set for clear distant vision and then use eyeglasses for reading or close work..
Astigmatism (a defect in the curve of your cornea) may also be impairing your vision, and basic lens implants are unable to compensate for it. Toric IOLs can correct for astigmatism, which means you’ll have a higher chance of seeing clearly without glasses or contacts following your operation.
Multifocal IOLs combine distant and close focus in one lens. The lens is constructed with several zones set at varying powers so that your brain learns to choose the proper focus on its own. One picture is in focus at a time when using multiple points of focus.
Anyone over the age of 40 who wears glasses or contacts, and anyone else who has started to develop cataracts, may be a candidate for the operation. Come in for a free corrective screening to see whether an advanced lens is perfect for you. We’ll help you figure out which solutions are ideal for your lifestyle and eye chemistry.