Crystalens is designed for patients who also suffer from presbyopia, a natural loss of vision due to age. Traditional IOLs are fixed within the eye and only provide singular vision correction (usually distance correction). Crystalens can allow cataract patients to enjoy a wider, more natural range of vision for most normal activities such as reading, working on the computer, doing housework or driving a car.
Most daily activities, such as writing a letter, ironing clothes and seeing products and prices on the grocery store aisles require clear intermediate vision (a distance range between 26 and 32 inches). Crystalens is an accommodating cataract treatment option that addresses the need for clear intermediate vision and provides patients with a continuous range of vision, from near to far.
Crystalens offers a number of benefits to patients with presbyopia and cataracts, including:
If you are in good general health, you are a likely candidate for implant surgery. If you suffer from uncontrolled chronic health problems such as diabetes or chronic infections, you may need to wait for your health condition to get under control before you are able to undergo the surgery.
Patients who have had vision correction surgery such as LASIK are also eligible for Crystalens, but patients who have had previous cataract surgery are not a candidate for the procedure.
If a patient is in their late 40s and 50s – even early sixties, and no cataracts are known and they are interested in reducing dependence on glasses, Key-Whitman offers a free consult for Crystalens or LASIK. For more information about Crystalens and other cataract treatment options at Key-Whitman, please contact us.