How does a cataract surgeon in Michigan choose cataract lens implants?

May 31, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Crystalens Cataract Surgery Crystalens Lens Implant Cataract Surgery Cataract Surgeon In Michigan

Patients frequently ask How do you choose the lens implant that is right for my eye? Are all lens implants the same? They want to know if everyone gets the same power lens, and how do we work to obtain a result that does not require glasses for our patients.
When a patient comes in for their surgical evaluation, Dr. Goldstein has a long discussion regarding an individuals goals for surgery. If they only want distance correction, then a standard lens may be selected. If they prefer to eliminate distance AND reading glasses, then an advanced technology lens must be used, such as the Crystalens implant.
Once the general category of lens is chosen, careful measurements are carried out to determine the shape, length, curvature and power of the eye. Next, a list of possible lens implants and powers is printed out. The cataract surgeon in Michigan selects the proper lens implant based on the patients wishes, the desired outcome, and the experience of the surgeon.
Dr. Goldstein has more information on his website,, and appointments are available by calling 586-323-2020.