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Are You a Candidate for IOLs?

Are You a Candidate for IOLs?

IOLs, or intraocular lenses, are often recommended by ophthalmologists as an effective treatment for cataracts. In addition to correcting vision problems and clouded lenses caused by cataracts, IOLs can also treat conditions like presbyopia and astigmatism.

To be a good candidate for an intraocular lens implant, you should be an otherwise healthy adult who wants to reduce your dependency on glasses or have an effective treatment for cataracts. In addition, your ophthalmologist may suggest IOLs over LASIK eye surgery if you suffer from severe vision problems. For example, LASIK surgery candidates should not suffer from cataracts. However, IOLs are not used to treat nearsightedness or farsightedness in the absence of another ocular health problem. Because LASIK surgery is less invasive, it is generally recommended by eye doctors for more common vision problems.

Find out everything you need to know about intraocular lens implants and eye cataract surgery by contacting Dr. Mark Hornfeld today. You can reach our NYC office by calling (212) 580-8881.