There are many different types of IOLs on the market.
- Standard IOLs, called monofocal lenses, were created to correct cataracts and allow clear vision at one distance.
- Multifocal IOLs were created to allow clear vision at multiple distances. These are great for people who have nearsightedness. You can now see far away without sacrificing your near vision!
- Toric IOLs were designed to correct cataracts and astigmatism. Many IOLs come in Toric versions, which is great for people with astigmatism in addition to other types of refractive errors.
- Presbyopia IOLs are very new, and there are not many on the market. However, presbyopia-correcting IOLs are great for those who have lost their near vision as many do after age 40!
Once your brand new IOL is inserted, your surgery is over! You will be able to go home after a brief rest period. If you are preparing for cataract surgery while also managing your glaucoma symptoms with medication, iStent® may be an ideal option for you. iStent® is a tiny implant that’s helped thousands of people with glaucoma successfully manage their intraocular pressure. By taking advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity during cataract surgery, you can help address both of these conditions at the same time. With iStent®, most patients are able to maintain normal eye pressure after the procedure. .iStent® has an excellent safety profile and is covered by Medicare and most private insurance companies.