Intraocular lens replacement is one of the world’s most common surgical procedures. It is a standard outpatient procedure that is quick and safe. However, it can significantly improve the quality of life for patients with cataracts or a dioptric defect.
Eye surgeons mainly replace intraocular lenses in patients over 45. The procedure can remove not only diopters but also cylindrical defects. In exceptional cases, the doctor may recommend intraocular surgery even in younger patients for whom laser eye surgery cannot be performed.
Intraocular lenses are divided into monofocal and multifocal. They provide sharp vision at one distance, most often far distance. The patient still needs reading glasses. At Gemini eye clinics, premium monofocal lenses can be chosen. These provide better vision and better protection of the retina.
Multifocal lenses have multiple focal points and address vision without glasses at multiple distances. The most advanced ones – trifocal lenses – offer independence from spectacle correction at all distances (near, medium, and far).