Accomodating eye lens
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Glasses can be used postoperatively to allow for a full range of distance, intermediate, and near focus.
Those patients who wish to be more independent of glasses after cataract surgery may wish to consider an alternative to the standard IOL.
A ground or molded piece of glass, plastic, or other transparent material with opposite surfaces either or both of which are curved, by means of which light rays are refracted so that they converge or diverge to form an image.a. glass, having two opposite surfaces either both curved or one curved and one plane, used in optical devices for changing the convergence of light rays, as for magnification, or in correcting defects of vision.
A transparent, biconvex structure in the eye of a vertebrate or cephalopod that is located between the iris and the vitreous humor and focuses light rays entering through the pupil to form an image on the retina.
The standard intraocular lens has no focusing capability, whereas an accommodating intraocular lens allows focusing on near and distant objects.
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Accommodating IOLs may very well transform the practice of cataract and refractive lens surgery.
This is because accommodative IOLs can potentially provide unaided near visual acuity without the optical aberrations and image degradation that may accompany multifocal IOL implantation.
When cataract surgery is performed, the natural lens in the eye, which has become cloudy over time, is replaced with an intraocular lens implant (IOL).
There are now a variety of lens implants used in eye lens replacement surgery.