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.