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.