Apart from performing state-of-the-art LASIK surgery and other refractive procedures, Batra Vision Medical Group also stays at the forefront of lens implant surgery. Our East Bay offices in San Leandro and Berkeley offer different types of lens implants to meet each patient’s individual needs.
What are lens implants?
Lens implants are artificial lenses used to replace the natural lens of the eye. A number of conditions such as presbyopia and cataracts may necessitate the removal and replacement of the natural lens of the eye in order to restore or maintain a patient’s vision.
A clear lensectomy is a lens implant procedure we perform for clients who are not good candidates for LASIK or PRK due to extreme nearsightedness, extreme farsightedness, or age (40 years old and older). During a clear lensectomy, the natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced by an artificial lens implant. The lens implant used will be determined by a patient’s specific needs. You can schedule a consultation for a clear lensectomy and learn more about lens implant surgery if you contact our offices.
Presbyopia is an age-related condition in which the lens of the eye loses its flexibility and hence its ability to focus properly. A lens implant can be used to replace the affected lens, allowing a patient to focus properly. If presbyopia is affecting your vision, we can help determine if lens implants or another treatment such as monovision correction is best for correcting your vision.
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Cataract surgery involves the removal of a patient’s cloudy natural lens. Following the removal of the affected lens, an artificial lens implant is placed in order to restore a patient’s vision. You can schedule a consultation for cataract surgery and learn more about lens implant surgery if you contact our East Bay offices in San Leandro and Concord.
There are three types of lens implants: Monofocal lens implants, multifocal lens implants, and accommodating lens implants.
Monofocal Lens Implants
Monofocal lens implants allow a patient to focus at one distance (e.g., near distance or far distance). The patient can either have one eye corrected for near vision and the other eye corrected for distance vision or the patient can have both eyes corrected for distance vision and wear prescription reading glasses.
Multifocal Lens Implants
Multifocal lens implants allow patients to focus at multiple distances (e.g., near, intermediate, and far). A patient is thus able to function without the need for prescription glasses. However, with multifocal lens implants a patient may notice glare or halos while driving at night.
The Crystalens® lens implant is a single-focus lens that works naturally with muscles in the eye allowing patients to view images at multiple distance ranges.
TRULIGN® Toric IOL
The TRULIGN™ toric lens delivers a much broader range of vision and greater freedom from glasses as well as a reduction in post-operative astigmatism. TRULIGN™ is the most cutting edge intraocular implant lens available and results in much greater visual outcomes for the patient.
The ReSTOR® lens implant uses an adopized diffractive optic design that properly focuses light on the retina allowing patients to view images at multiple distance ranges.
Phakic IOLs are prescription lenses used to replace the human lens. We currently offer Phakic IOLs using STAAR’s Phakic IOL.
The TECNIS® Symfony lens is the first and only extended depth-of-focus (EDOF) IOL that provides continuous high-quality vision at any distance and any lighting condition. It is truly a Lens For Life.
Crystalens® is single-focus lens implant used to replace the natural lens of the eye following the removal of a cataract. Crystalens is both the first and only intraocular lens implant in the United States designed to mimic the eye’s natural process of accommodation, the process by which the natural lens of the eye and eye muscles are able to provide a full range of vision.
While results of Crystalens will vary from patient to patient, the findings of a study of conducted by the Food and Drug Administration showed exceptional results. Batra Vision Medical Group is one of only three ophthalmology practices certified to use Crystalens in the Bay Area.
ReSTOR®, also known by the technical name AcrySof® ReSTOR® Adopized Diffractive IOL, is a lens implant made of a soft plastic. Convex on both sides, the ReSTOR lens implant is placed in the eye through a small incision.
The ReSTOR lens is often used following cataract surgery to replace the cloudy lens of the eye or to correct presbyopia, an age-related condition in which the lens loses flexibility and has a harder time focusing.
The ReSTOR lens implant uses patented technologies to help focus light on the retina. By properly focusing light on the retina, a patient is able to achieve a full range of vision without experiencing the mechanical movement of the lens.
While the results of the ReSTOR lens will vary from patient to patient. a recent European study has shown that the patients surveyed experienced an average visual acuity ranging from 20/40 to 20/15 without the assistance of prescription glasses or contact lenses.
To see if the ReSTOR lens could be the right choice for you, schedule a consultation at any of our Oakland area offices.