Multifocal or accommodating intraocular lens

29 Feb

Intraocular lenses, or IOLs, are implantable lenses that are used to replace the natural lenses of the eyes when they have become damaged.

In a young eye, accommodation is essentially instantaneous and effortless.The natural lens in your eye performs an important part of the focusing for your eye.If the natural lens is removed and a cataract lens implant is not placed, then coke bottle thick glasses would be required to try to make up for the loss of your natural lens.If a lens implant is not used the eye must be brought into focus with either a spectacle lens or contact lens. A spectacle lens will be thick, heavy and restrict the field of vision.A contact lens has to be looked after and taken on and off the eye.