Accomodating intraocular lenses
Moreover, steriod drops routinely prescribed after LASIK may hasten the onset of cataracts.Patients with signs of cataracts before LASIK should not have LASIK because vision may be corrected with the intraocular lens used for cataract surgery.
Today there are multiple types of IOLs, each delivering a different performance profile based on how the lens is designed. Chang, MD Toric lens implants are one of the most popular technologies for cataract patients with astigmatism who do not intend to wear eyeglasses at all times.They are designed to improve how well you see without eyeglasses in the distance, as compared to if you had a standard lens implant. Like nearsightedness, astigmatism describes a common type of natural blur in healthy eyes that is corrected by wearing eyeglasses.Ironically, after LASIK the altered corneal surface causes inaccurate measurement of the intraocular lens power for cataract surgery.This means that patients who have LASIK surgery and later develop cataracts may be right back in glasses after cataract surgery -- or worse, subjected to the inherent risks of multiple surgeries. Print this form (K-card) and have it completed by your LASIK surgeon, and then place it with your important records for safekeeping.