If you suffer from cataracts, surgery can correct the problem but will leave you with a need for an intraocular lens to replace your natural lens. Lawrence Clewner, MD, and William Kelly, MD, of Clewner & Kelly Eye Center offer premium intraocular lenses as one of many services available to residents of Boca Raton, Florida. If you’d like to learn more, call the office to book a consultation, or spend a few moments on the online scheduling page.
Intraocular lenses are artificial lenses that replace your natural eye lens. They work to bend the light that enters your eye, enabling a clearer image. If cataracts or another condition damages your natural eye lens, an intraocular lens can restore your vision.
There are several options when it comes to intraocular lenses. The standard approach uses a mono-focal lens, which can only improve your vision at one specific focal point. Standard intraocular lenses can help with your distance vision, but you may still need eyeglasses to correct other aspects of your vision.
Premium intraocular lenses go beyond mono-focal correction. These lenses can improve your near vision as well as distance and intermediate vision. You may not need glasses after having a premium intraocular lens procedure.
Having an intraocular lens placed is a process that occurs during your cataract surgery. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis so there’s no need to spend the night in a hospital.
One approach uses a high-frequency ultrasound device to break apart the clouded lens. This creates smaller pieces that are easier to remove. Once all traces of the damaged lens is removed, your specialist positions the new premium intraocular lens behind your pupil and iris.
The procedure is completed by closing the incision and placing a protective shield over your eye. The healing process is swift, and you’ll be able to enjoy a clearer view of the world right away.
The entire procedure to remove a damaged lens and place a new premium intraocular lens takes less than 30 minutes. Because your practitioner must use special medication to dilate your pupil for the procedure, you’ll need someone to drive you home after your visit.
You’ll receive prescription eye drops that must be used several times a day for a few weeks after your procedure. You must also wear a protective shield while sleeping to prevent an unintentional injury.
Protecting your eyes from the sun is important after any eye surgery. Special sunglasses will help block sunlight and dim interior lighting as your body heals.
A degree of blurred vision and eye redness is normal in the hours and days following cataract surgery. You’ll return to Clewner & Kelly Eye Center for a post-operative evaluation, at which time your specialist will check your healing progress and make any necessary adjustments.
When you’re ready to learn more about what premium intraocular lenses can do to improve your vision, call the office to book a visit. Online scheduling is also available and is both fast and easy.