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A Look at Intraocular Lens Treatment Options

Lasik Surgery by Gerstein Eye Institute in Chicago

Patients undergoing cataract surgery have more options available to them than ever before. During cataract surgery, the natural lens of the eye is removed. Then, the eye doctor places a permanent lens implant. This is known as an intraocular lens (IOL). You can talk to an eye doctor in Chicago and watch this video to learn about the different types of IOL implants that are available .

For example, one option for cataract treatment is to have a monofocal IOL. This lens enables patients to have corrected vision at far, intermediate, or near distances. A newer type of IOL implant is the multifocal lens, which can accommodate both near and far corrected vision. There are also IOL options that are designed specifically for individuals with astigmatism.