ciliary muscle to move the lens thus allowing a person to focus on the subject at hand, the Crystalens® works in a similar way.
This movement is enabled by a flexible hinge within the lens.
Crystalens® is the first and only FDA-approved accommodating IOL.
Multifocal IOLs have a slightly greater tendency to cause night vision complaints than other IOLs, so those who drive a great deal at night may wish to consider a different IOL.
The vast majority of patients with these IOLs, however, are not bothered by night vision complaints.
Multifocal and Accommodative IOL Surgery (Re STOR® Lens, Crystalens®, TECNIS®, and Toric Lens) Several new intraocular lenses (IOLs), called multifocal and/or accommodating IOLs, have been introduced in recent years that utilize advanced technology to achieve good distance, intermediate and near vision without glasses.
One such lens is the Acry Sof® IQ Re STOR® lens, a breakthrough lens that uses apodized diffractive technology (similar to technology used in telescopes and microscopes) to give patients a full range of vision - near through distance - and to reduce dependency on reading glasses or bifocals following cataract surgery.
This means that many patients can read the text on items such as prescription bottles, magazines, newspapers and computer screens, while also providing the ability to see items at a distance free from glasses or bifocals.
Acry Sof® IQ Re STOR® Intraocular Lens As we perform daily activities such as reading, watching television or working at the computer, our eyes are constantly focusing on objects at varying distances - up close, far away and everything in-between.
Additionally, multifocal lenses usually need to be implanted in both eyes before full adaptation can occur.
Crystalens® Accommodating Intraocular Lens Crystalens® accommodating lens, unlike other lens technologies, uses 100% of the available light rays.
Your physician will perform a thorough eye exam to determine if you are a candidate and will fully inform you of any increased risk of complication.