What Are IOL Implants?
During cataract surgery, the clear lens of the eye is removed because it has become opaque and negatively affects the patient’s vision. Once removed, the eye’s natural lens is replaced with an intraocular lens, or an IOL implant. FDA-approved since the 1980s, IOLs allow refractive surgeons to minimize a patient’s preexisting refractive errors as much as possible during cataract surgery, reducing the need for glasses after surgery. There are many types of IOLs on the market, including lenses to correct astigmatism and block UV light. Your particular goals and lifestyle are major factors for determining which intraocular lens will best suit you. During your initial consultation, Dr. Iskander, a fellowship-trained refractive surgeon, will review your medical history, run diagnostic tests, and discuss which IOL implants may be best for you. To get started, contact us to schedule a cataract evaluation.