All About Multifocal Lens Implants in Michigan By William Goldstein on July 26, 2013

Multifocal lens implants in Michigan are a boon for those who need lens implants at any age. Generally, such implants are placed at the time of cataract surgery.  The original, monofocal lens implants were made which necessitated the use of glasses. Today, with FDA approved multifocal lenses, dependency on glasses can be drastically reduced.


Different types of implants available

Currently three types of multifocal implants are available in the U.S. These are AcrySof IQ ReSTOR lens, ReZoom, and Tecnis. There are two different types of AcrySof IQ ReSTOR – one approved in 2005 and the other in 2008. The one approved in 2005 comes with a diffractive design. It changes its focus depending on where the light falls, so that multiple focuses as needed can be achieved. The second version has better vision at intermediate distances. ReZoom is capable of adjusting focus at different distances due to concentric rings. Approved in 2009, Tecnis is a versatile IOL. Multifocal lens implant Michigan is ideal for for the patient who wants to reduce or eliminate their need for glasses.


Things to consider before getting a Multifocal lens implant

There are several things you need to consider before deciding upon the best implant suited to you. First off, if you are a perfectionist, you may be in for a degree of disappointment. No implant can give you the same perfection as the original eye. In addition, even after the implant you may need to visit the eye specialist at regular intervals. You will need to consider the cost of lens implant, which is not covered by insurance. The best multifocal lens implant outcome can be for those who have hyperopia and presbyopia. People with severe myopia will find their distant eyesight dramatically improved as they suffer from blurry vision.


Combining Monofocal and Multifocal lens implants

It is now possible to access the greatest range of vision with a combination of monofocal and multifocal lens implant. This is now possible with new FDA approvals while this was not possible earlier because very few people were considered ideal candidates for such implants. Matching and mixing intraocular lenses are increasingly becoming common now. Some of the options being considered today are combining ReZoom with AMO’s Tecnis. Yet another approach is the application of intermediate vision in an eye along with near vision in the other by combining AcrySof IQ ReStor with the original ReSTOR verson.  


Multifocal lens implants are bringing about revolutionary changes in eye implants not only in Michigan but the rest of the world as well. This is especially so because of the new FDA approvals. Now nearly everyone with a vision problem is considered as an ideal candidate for implants while earlier this was not the case. In addition, the new implants have reduced the absolute need for glasses even for people of older age.

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