The Basics of Intraocular Lenses

April 15, 2019


Unless you are one of the three blind mice, the last thing you want is to be part of the cataract club. However, as the most common form of blindness in the world, cataracts are something that you may face at one point in your life. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, cataracts cause 51% of blindness.

What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts take place when the lens in the eye becomes clouded which can lead to things like blurred vision. Although the majority of cataracts are caused by age, they can be caused by a variety of things like injury, inflammation, other eye diseases. As long as they are treated early on, cataracts shouldn’t result in blindness, but how exactly are they treated?

Intraocular Lenses

One of the most popular treatments for cataracts is intraocular lenses. During this surgery, we will remove your cataracts and then replace them. But how? With intraocular lenses (IOLs). Intraocular lenses are artificial lenses that will restore your vision by giving you back your ability to see again. One of the unique things about IOLs is that there are a variety of different IOL lenses out there for you to choose from. For instance, if you live a lifestyle that is a little bit more active, we may recommend one type of IOL over another.

During your initial consultation with us, we will help you land on the right type of IOL for you and your lifestyle; that way, you know if will be the perfect fit.

If you suffer from cloudy vision, you may have cataracts. To learn more about cataracts and how IOLs can treat them, schedule an appointment with us today and contact our El Centro office and call us at 760.412.5136.

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