In cataract surgery, the clouded natural lens of the eye is surgically replaced with a state-of-the-art artificial lens (intraocular lens) on an outpatient basis. This lens is individually calculated for your visual needs. There are different types of artificial lenses, all of which have certain advantages and disadvantages. Note that all lenses are equipped with a UV filter to protect the sensitive retina.
MONO – focal premium lenses
This model has long been the most commonly used. It is a lens that corrects vision at a predefined distance. The term “premium” was added because the Centre Ophtalmologique Place de Paris only uses the latest generation models, with a slightly extended range of action compared to standard lenses.
There are 3 options for monofocal lenses:
I. Both eyes see at a distance but near is out of focus: for those who want the best possible distance vision and are willing to wear reading glasses or progressive lenses for reading.
II. Both eyes see near but distance is blurred: this is a good option for short-sighted people who are used to reading without glasses and want to keep this habit, but need to wear glasses for distance.
III. A third option is to set one eye for distance vision and the other for near vision. This is called “monovision”) It allows good distance vision and good intermediate vision (computers or medium-sized texts held a little further away +/- 60 cm).
Caution: This system allows sharp distance vision with one eye but blurred vision with the other. When driving at night, it may therefore be necessary to wear glasses to optimise distance vision. Nearby, the situation is reversed and prolonged activities at a computer screen or reading may cause eye fatigue, necessitating the wearing of glasses for near vision.
EDOF lenses (lenses with increased depth of field)
The strength of this type of lens is good intermediate vision (computer, newspaper, tablet, smartphone) without too much disadvantage in distance vision.
However, near vision and reading small texts will be difficult. Most patients will therefor need an additional pair of reading glasses.
For maximum independence from glasses, this is the best solution.
These lenses are designed to provide optimal coverage of all distances. The vast majority of patients will no longer need glasses.
The latest generation of multifocal lenses offer better contrast vision than their predecessors and also feature violet filter technology to reduce the appearance of halos and starbursts around lights, which is crucial when driving at night.
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