forecasts nearly 11% growth in presbyopia-correcting IOLs through the end of 2016 as new options become available. Presbyopia correction can be approached in a number of ways.
Multifocal IOLs incorporate discrete optical elements into the lens to offer both near and distance vision.
As a result, considerable time and money are being invested in the development of IOLs that reduce or eliminate the problems of current multifocals.
Accommodating IOLs One approach, accommodating IOLs, tackle the problem differently.
As a result, currently approved accommodating lenses typically can’t provide a full range of vision.
This also means that your vision is affecting your lifestyle and you may be a candidate for the Synchrony lens.
Your private health insurance will contribute significantly towards the cost of treatment if you have a symptomatic cataract.
Mr Bobby Qureshi, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, is the only surgeon in the UK able to offer both these lenses and also is the most experienced having implanted the majority.
In May 2013, the FDA approved a toric version of the lens, called Trulign.
(Toric designs correct astigmatism.) THE FAILED Synchrony (developed by Visiogen) was a mechanical accommodating IOL with two lenses that moved closer or farther apart to change focus.