A Guide to Lens Implants, Cataract Surgery in Michigan

December 6, 2012 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Lens Implants Cataract Surgery In Michigan Cataract Surgeon In Michigan Lasik Eye Surgery In Michigan Crystalens

Lens implants are intended to replace your natural lens with small slices of plastic that are specifically designed for the purpose. These 'intraocular lenses' are typically silicone or acrylic. Once they have been implanted you will not be able to feel them, since they are implanted inside the eye. 

 

Overview

 

Before going in for the Cataract surgery in Michigan your cataract surgeon in Michigan will ensure precise eye measurements are taken. Often once the surgery has been successfully completed, your vision greatly improves.

 

It is important to ensure the lens used is of the highest quality. Patients even have the option of choosing premium intraocular lenses, which changes the focus of your lens. So basically, you can get rid of the need for bifocals or reading glasses. So apart from eliminating cataract, your overall life quality will be better.

 

Lens implants treat a number of conditions

 

  • Hyperopia is also called farsightedness or long sightedness is a condition that makes it hard for patients to focus on objects that are close by. If the condition is extreme, it can even become difficult to focus on objects at all distances.

 

  • Myopia is also known as nearsightedness or short sightedness where people can only see things that are close clearly, while distance objects are usually not in focus. This happens when the light entering the eyes focuses in front of the retina instead of directly on it.

 

  • Astigmatism is a visual defect where your sight is blurred and it is hard to focus on an object. People can suffer from regular or irregular astigmatism, which is often corrected with the help of artificial lenses

  • Presbyopia is the loss of reading vision that comes in patients over the age of 40. It is caused by hardening and thickening of the lens of the eye.

 

Types of lens implants

 

People now have the option of choosing from several different lens implant types.  Lens implants can be categorized into two types:

 

  • Standard lens implants-these implants allow one point of focus and patients will still require glasses

  • Advanced Technology or Premium implants-Crystalens, Restor, and Tecnis are lenses that can completely replace glasses in patients who choose them.

 

LASIK eye surgery in Michigan is one of the most famous types of procedures being performed and it is minimally invasive and has a very high success rate. The use of a laser that is highly specialized helps solve most eye defects easily. This surgery is very fast and usually takes only 10 minutes, which is pain free. The results are accurate as the laser is controlled by a computer. A single treatment is enough as long as its successful.