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Intraocular Lens (IOL)

Treatment for cataracts involves a simple eye surgery to remove the cataract and replace it with an IOL that can restore clear vision. Cataracts is a common condition in which the normally clear lens of the eye becomes discolored, clouded and hardened. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States. An IOL typically focuses light better than the original cloudy lens, reducing the patient's dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Premium IOL Technology Offered

Crystalens – Crystalens is an accommodating lens that lets you see far, intermediate and near. Using the eye’s natural muscle for focusing, the lens moves back and forth to give the range of vision.

Pros 

The clarity of vision is excellent the best available. Excellent distance, great computer and
good near vision

Cons

If too much scar tissue develops, the range of vision is compromised (happens in 15% of patients). For small print and low light, reading glasses may be needed. “Minimonovision" used to balance this out

Trulign – Using the eye’s natural muscle for focusing, the lens moves back and forth to give the range of vision

Pros 

Benefit of Crystalens' clarity, with astigmatism correction

Cons

For small print and low light may need reading glasses. Small chance of rotating off axis

Tecnis Toric – Corrects astigmatism for one distance (near OR far)

Pros 

Corrects wide range of astigmatism, for less cost than the range of vision lens

Cons

Small chance of rotating off axis

TMF (Tecnis Multi-Focal) – Thin circular etchings on lens give different ranges of vision; does not move

Pros 

Excellent, reliable near vision, good intermediate, good distance

Cons

These etchings can be visible, especially at night and show up as mild glare/halos. For small print and low light may need reading glasses

Symphony Extended Depth of Focus – Thin circular etchings on lens give different ranges of vision; does not move

Pros 

More useable range of vision, with excellent distance, great intermediate and decent near

Cons

These etchings can be visible, especially at night and show up as mild glare/"spider webbing". For small print and low light may need reading glasses

Symphony Toric – Thin circular etchings on lens give different ranges of vision and corrects moderate astigmatism; does not move

Pros 

Benefits of above for range of vision, and corrects astigmatism

Cons

For small print and low light may need reading glasses. Small chance of rotating off axis

At EyeSight Hawaii, we utilize Phacoemulsification (or phaco), the most modern and proven method of cataract treatment. This typically involves a no-needle anesthesia, no-stitch and no-patch treatment that generally heals more rapidly with less inflammation and discomfort than older techniques.