Multifocal and Toric IOLs
As ophthalmologists dedicated to providing outstanding care, we are delighted to let you know that we offer cataract surgery with the AcrySof® family of lenses, the most advanced and trusted intraocular lenses (IOLs) in the world.
With the AcrySof® ReSTOR® multifocal IOL, we can generally correct most patients’ cataracts and enable them to see near, far, and everywhere in between without the aid of glasses or bifocals. The ability to read, drive, work on the computer, and see without glasses is an incredible freedom that was never possible with traditional monofocal lenses.
Previously, if an individual had a moderate to large amount of astigmatism, this could not be corrected at the time of cataract surgery. This resulted in the need for full-time eyeglass correction following the surgery. However, thanks to a wonderful technological breakthrough, an AcrySof® Toric IOL can be implanted at the time of cataract surgery. With the utilization of the toric lens implants, there’s no longer the need for two separate procedures in order to have improved quality distance vision and decreased dependency on glasses.
Dr. Mendelsohn specializes in laser assisted cataract surgery. Femtosecond laser cataract surgery is highly reproducible, more accurate, and far safer than older techniques of cataract surgery with a scalpel. The laser offers excellent precision in making gentle, ultraprecise incisions in the lens and cornea, thereby producing better visual outcomes in current cataract surgery. Furthermore, patients with low or moderate levels of astigmatism can have this astigmatism eliminated or greatly reduced at the same time as the cataract procedure, resulting in a markedly enhanced quality of vision and overall outcome.
No matter which option is best for you, cataract surgery is virtually pain free, and the actual lens implant can be completed in minutes. In fact, most patients are back to their normal activities the very next day.