Accommodating IOLs One approach, accommodating IOLs, tackle the problem differently.
Instead of placing multiple focusing elements in a single fixed lens, most accommodating lenses change focus by utilizing a single optical element that moves like a camera lens or alters shape.
Multifocal patients often complain of seeing glare and halos, especially at night, in the first few months after surgery.
As a result, considerable time and money are being invested in the development of IOLs that reduce or eliminate the problems of current multifocals.
Accommodating IOLs will not restore your near vision to where it was before you developed presbyopia.
And changes related to age may continue to affect your vision.
If you are having refractive cataract surgery with Crystalens IOLs, you will likely have to pay the difference between the charge for traditional monofocal IOLs and the cost of your Crystalens lenses.
As a result, currently approved accommodating lenses typically can’t provide a full range of vision.
Following surgery, you will be able to see at multiple distances. What’s more, it is an outpatient procedure, so you can go home right after your surgery.
You should see well without glasses virtually right away, and you’ll be back to your everyday routine the day after surgery.
While your up-close vision will almost certainly be far better following surgery, there is a good chance you will need to continue wearing reading glasses for some tasks, like reading the menu in the darkest restaurants.
Also, if the ciliary muscles and zonules that attach to the lens capsule are in particularly poor condition, the procedure may be ineffective.
If you answered yes to either of these questions, accommodating intraocular lens implants (IOLs) may be the solution you’ve been looking for.