IOLs, or intraocular lenses, are often recommended by an ophthalmologist
as an effective treatment for cataracts in New York. In addition to correcting
vision problems and cloudy lenses caused by cataracts, IOLs 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. As a form of corrective
eye surgery, an ophthalmologist may suggest IOLs over Lasik eye surgery
if a patient suffers from more 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 the intraocular lens implant and
eye cataract surgery by contacting Dr. Mark Hornfeld today. You can reach his NYC office by
calling (212) 580-8881.