Your lens can also become clouded with cataracts or you may experience difficulty seeing near objects due to presbyopia.As your lens hardens or becomes clouded with cataracts, your vision deteriorates, and will continue to deteriorate without medical intervention.All presbyopia-correcting IOLs have pros and cons, and because they have different performance characteristics that can meet the vision needs of a range of patients, Steven G.Safran, MD, said that he uses all the available technologies. Safran provided pearls for achieving success and dealing with complications when implanting accommodating IOLS (Crystalens AO and Trulign Toric IOLs, Bausch Lomb).As it turns out, we live most of our "visual lives" in the intermediate range of distance between 26 and 32 inches.In fact, most of our daily lives are lived in the intermediate, also known as "lifestyle vision." Activities falling within our "lifestyle vision" include: For those struggling with presbyopia and cataracts, there is a new option to the traditional, standard IOLs used to replace the eye's natural lens: the Crystalens®.The unique Crystalens® design allows you to enjoy a wider, more natural range of vision for most activities, including: reading a book, working on the computer, or driving a car.TRULIGN™ allows for the same and includes toric treatment for astigmatism.
After cataract surgery, vision may be improved with glasses, contact lenses, or an intraocular lens such as crystalens® that is implanted behind the iris where the crystalline lens used to be.Traditional intraocular lenses improve vision, but are not accommodating and often require glasses to achieve 20/20 vision.The new crystalens® intraocular lens, approved by the FDA in 2003, actually bends and flexes much like your natural lens, giving patients near 20/20 vision, often without the use of prescription glasses or contact lenses.As the most advanced intraocular lens available, the Crystalens® is the only accommodative, or naturally focusing, lens available today.Standard IOLs are "fixed" within the eye and correct vision at a single focus (usually distance).The lens bends, flexes, thickens, and thins as you focus on objects near and far. The accommodation of the lens works to focus images on the retina, where the images are turned into chemical signals which are interpreted by your brain.