Traditional Cataract Treatment (Monofocal Lens Implant)
If you want to treat your cataracts but don’t need or want to correct other vision problems, such as presbyopia and astigmatism, then a Monofocal Lens Implant could be a good fit for you. A Monofocal Lens Implant is the most basic type of lens implant used to correct vision after cataract surgery. A Monofocal Lens Implant can provide good vision after cataract surgery, but only at one set distance (usually for seeing things at a distance such as for driving or going to the movies). A Monofocal Lens Implant does not correct intermediate vision for doing things like playing cards and seeing the golf ball on the tee, or even seeing computer screens clearly. Monofocal Lens Implants also do not correct near vision for doing things up close such as seeing medicine bottles, reading or keeping your golf score, as these tasks require the correction of Presbyopia. Patients electing to have Monofocal Lens Implants will be dependent on glasses either some or most of the time.
Another technique called monovision may be used effectively as well. In this case, an intraocular lens is implanted in one eye to repair distance vision and a different intraocular lens will be implanted in the other to improve close-range vision.
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