Intraocular Lens (IOL) Options
Dr. Kalski replaces the clouded lens with an intraocular lens (IOL) to correct vision impairment during cataract surgery. Dr. Kalski offers several cataract lens replacement options:
Traditional or Conventional IOL
These IOLs are monofocal, meaning they correct vision at one distance only (far, intermediate, or near.) You must decide which distance you want corrected. Typically a patient choosing this IOL will opt to correct their far distance and wear eyeglasses or a contact lens to read, use a computer, or view objects at arm’s length. If astigmatism (an egg or football shaped eye) is present, glasses or a contact lens will be needed to sharpen vision at all distances. Dr. Kalski uses only advanced aspheric IOL technology when a patient chooses this option. This means that the IOL mimics characteristics of a young human lens, providing the sharpest, most natural vision possible for a patient after cataract surgery
Toric (Astigmatism Correcting) IOL
These IOLs, like a traditional or conventional IOL, are also monofocal, so a patient must decide to correct far, intermediate, or near vision. These lenses are wonderful options for patients who have astigmatism (an egg or football shaped eye,) typically decreasing a patient’s dependence on glasses or a contact lens for the distance opted to be corrected. The Toric IOL, like the traditional or conventional IOL, incorporates advanced aspheric IOL technology.
Multifocal or Accommodating IOL
Dr. Kalski uses these types of advanced technology aspheric IOLs to correct vision at all distances, including far, intermediate, and near. By combining a multifocal or accommodating IOL with the laser for cataract surgery to correct astigmatism, Dr. Kalski is able to customize cataract surgery results, typically reducing a patient’s dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses.