Multifocal or accommodating intraocular lens

The lens and ciliary muscle are connected by a 360-degree series of fibers (called ciliary zonules) that extend from the ciliary muscle to the thin lens capsule (or "bag") that encloses the lens.The ciliary muscle, ciliary zonules and lens capsule keep the lens suspended in its proper position inside the eye for clear vision.This artificial lens is called “The Intra Ocular Lens Implant”.

Robert wants to see clearer at all distances, but particularly does not want to impact his distance vision when correcting his presbyopia (near) vision.: I’ve always worn glasses for astigmatism to help me see distance and started wearing multifocals a few years ago to help me see up close as well—but now things look blurry and cloudy no matter which glasses I wear.

Robert wants to see clearer at all distances, but particularly does not want to impact his distance vision when correcting his presbyopia (near) vision.

Crystalens and Trulign Toric are premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) that correct presbyopia as well as common refractive errors, enabling an expanded range of clear vision and a decreased need for eyeglasses after cataract surgery, compared with surgery performed with conventional monofocal IOLs.

Currently, Crystalens and Trulign Toric IOLs are the only FDA-approved presbyopia-correcting IOLs for cataract surgery that improve near vision by a focusing process called accommodation.

An intra ocular lens once inserted can be forgotten about by the patient and restores the eye to the most nearly natural state.

Traditional IOLs are monofocal, meaning they offer vision at one distance only (far, intermediate or near).

The cataract lens implants give a much higher level of optical quality and lifestyle convenience than the thick glasses so we always implant an intraocular lens at the time of cataract surgery if it is safe to do so.

During WWII, Sir Harold Ridley, was caring for a pilot with a small piece of a plane’s PMMA plastic windshield forced inside his eye.

This is why they are classified as "accommodating IOLs." Both lenses are manufactured and distributed by Bausch Lomb.

Accommodation is made possible by the lens inside the eye and the circular muscle that surrounds the lens, called the ciliary muscle.

When the ciliary muscle contracts, the lens thickens, becoming more curved for added magnification for clear near vision.

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