Selection Guidance for Presbyopia-Correcting IOLs

A prospective, randomized study reported in the American Journal of Ophthalmology in September 2014, compared the contrast sensitivity, high- and low-contrast vision, optical scatter, depth of focus, visual quality metrics, and glare meter outcomes with bilateral implantation of three lens implant types: Crystalens AO, AcrySof IQ ReSTOR +3.0, or Tecnis Multifocal. They found each of the three lens implants has features that may benefit any given patient depending on the lighting, image contrast, and fixation distance. However, the Crystalens AO had statistically better uncorrected intermediate vision and distance-corrected intermediate vision than the ReSTOR +3.0 or Tecnis Multifocal lenses and less glare and halos than the other 2 lens implants.

The good news is that Dr. Barad has always used Crystalens lens implants for her patients desiring correction of presbyopia after cataract surgery. (Presbyopia is the inability to focus close up which occurs with aging of the eye.) So all the patients that have had surgery at Pittsburgh Eye Associates have benefited from the best presbyopia technology available to date. We are pleased to be at the forefront of eye care in Western PA!

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