Multifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL)

Multifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL) for Cataract Surgery

Multifocal IOLs are the latest in implant technology. These not only treat Cataract but also turn back the clock by enabling you to see close and distant objects without using glasses.

With Multifocal implants, cataract surgery offers high success rate. Infact, 92% of the cataract patients after receiving Multifocal intraocular implants report that they “never or occasionally” need to use spectacles for their daily routine life. So, if you or your loved one has cataracts, consider Multifocal IOLs to get rid of cataract and glasses simultaneously.

What is Multifocal Lens?

As we age, our eye’s natural lens looses its flexibility and it gradually starts functioning like a Monofocal lens which provides focus only for one distance. So, a Multifocal lens substitutes for the eye’s inability to change its shape by allowing it to see at all distances.

Contrary to Monofocal lens which has the ability to focus only on one point to treat distance vision, these revolutionary Multifocal lenses provide the focus of both near and distant objects thus, making it easier for patients to reduce their dependency on glasses.

Multifocal IOLs are classified as zonal refractive or diffractive lenses. Though these different types of Multifocal IOLs provide distance and near vision, they have their own specific characteristics.

Diffractive Multifocal Lens:

When it comes to providing both reading and distance vision, these implants are an excellent choice. The intermediate vision too is acceptable to perform normal day-to-day activities. However, when it comes to doing lots of computer work, some patients find these a bit stressful so, they either rely upon intermediate glasses or choose to sit closer to the screen so as to make the font size appear larger. Besides, rarely patients do experience glare and haloes around lights at night, but that’s a common feature with all Multifocal IOLs. However, many patients get accustomed to this drawback or as an alternative they use night driving spectacles to combat this problem.

Refractive Multifocal Lens:

Unlike Diffractive Multifocals, these lenses are an excellent choice for intermediate and distance vision. Near vision too is acceptable but patients face slight problems when they have to read very small print, such as grocery labels or medicine labels, etc. However, patients usually resort to this problem by keeping a pair of near vision spectacles handy. With Refractive Multifocal IOLs too patients may experience glare and haloes around lights at night but using night driving spectacles helps them to get rid of the problem.

Limitations of Multifocal IOL

With Multifocal cataract lens, refractive error problems like farsightedness and nearsightedness are either totally eliminated or greatly reduced. However, the IOL is not suitable for cataract patients with:

  • Severe retina problems like Retinal Detachment, Macular Degeneration, Macular Holes, Diabetic Retinopathy, etc.
  • Advanced Glaucoma.
  • Cornea problems such as Keratoconus, irregular Corneal Astigmatism, etc.
  • Patients who have undergone procedures such as LASIK, PRK etc., may require additional refractive surgery post Multifocal lens implantation.

Recovery With Multifocal IOL

With latest procedures, Cataract removal surgery usually takes 15-20 minutes and recovery remains the same, devoid of IOL you choose. Infact, everything from pre-surgery appointments to postoperative follow-up visits remains the same. However, based on your choice of IOL, the time taken to adjust to the new IOL may vary.

At Sharp Sight, one of the best eye hospital in Delhi NCR, we provide latest and wide range of IOLs for cataract surgery in India. Our Multifocal IOL cost in India is most cost-effective.

If you are looking for cataract surgery with Multifocal IOL in Delhi or if you wish to know Multifocal cataract lens cost in India, speak to our representative.