Intraocular lens come in a variety of materials and designs. Your surgeon generally
chooses a lens made of a material that is best suited to your individual situation.
All intraocular lenses used in our practice are coated with UV filters. Some lenses
are yellow in color. These lenses are theoretically better at blocking the light
rays in the blue spectrum which are thought to be related to the development of
macular degeneration in some patients. Some intraocular lenses are designed to be
multifocal in certain lighting circumstances, which may enable patients to see both
at distance and near without the aid of spectacles. This effect has been shown in
all patients in whom the lens has been implanted, and it is once again important
for patients to realize that while
cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation
frequently results in a reduced dependency on eye glasses it is never guaranteed
to eliminate this need totally.