People who suffer from cataracts or presbyopia used to have limited options for vision correction. Even with lens replacement surgery, vision at all distances was frequently not corrected with older, mono-focal type lenses. With newer multi-focal intraocular lenses (IOL) like AcrySof ReSTOR lenses, your vision can be corrected for near and far distances, and every distance in between.
The specialists at Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates perform several hundred lens replacement procedures each year. After a thorough eye exam, they will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery.
If you are considering vision correction with multi-focal intraocular lenses, you need to meet the following criteria:
- In general good health
- Have cataracts or presbyopia
- May not be a good candidate for LASIK surgery
Some people who have had prior vision correction may also be good candidates for lens replacement surgery using AcrySof ReSTOR IOLs. A thorough eye exam will determine if you are a good candidate.
If you have the following conditions, you may need to wait before having lens replacement surgery until such conditions are corrected:
- Chronic eye infections
Other factors that may make you a poor candidate include:
- Concerned about diminished night vision
- If you are a commercial or amateur airplane pilot
- You are OK with wearing glasses
Approaching any surgery with unrealistic expectations will always leave you disappointed. The specialists at Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates will explain all the benefits and risks of undergoing lens replacement surgery and help ensure you know what the surgery can, and cannot do.
The procedure takes just a few hours on an outpatient basis. You can have one or both eyes treated during the same visit.
While you should notice vision improvement right away, full benefits of your new multi-focal lenses may not be realized for several months.
Like most surgery, there are risks involved. Some of complications that may occur include:
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Imperfect healing
In order to minimize risks, you need to find skilled vision correction specialists who will explain all your vision correction options clearly.
Correcting poor vision due to cataracts with or without presbyopia is now more effective with multi-focal intraocular lenses like AcrySof ReSTOR IOL. Please contact our experienced vision correction specialists at our offices throughout Monmouth and Ocean County by calling 732-349-5622 today.