This may be related to the finding that those who received accommodative IOLs also appeared to have a higher rate of posterior capsular opacification (thickening and clouding of the participants who received accommodative IOLs had a small gain in near visual acuity after six months.Before having cataract surgery, you'll be referred to a specialist eye doctor (an ophthalmologist or ophthalmic surgeon) for an assessment.This will give the first eye that's been treated time to heal and your vision time to return.It also allows the surgeon to know your new glasses prescription in the first eye.To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below.The Crystalens® is an accommodating intraocular lens that, unlike a standard IOL, can treat both a person’s cataracts and presbyopia- loss of near and intermediate vision.accommodating intraocular lens (IOL) is designed to restore the vision of youth to the middle aged or elderly individuals affected by presbyopia and/or cataracts.
Moreover, steriod drops routinely prescribed after LASIK may hasten the onset of cataracts.
Presbyopia is the inability of your eyes to accommodate.
Background Accommodation is the ability of the eye to focus on both distant and near objects.
All functions of the natural lens are preserved by an IOL, with the exception of accommodation.
Standard IOLs, known as monofocal IOLs, allow only distant objects to be focused and seen clearly. This problem after showed that participants who received accommodative IOLs had improvements in near vision at six months and at 12 months after surgery compared to those who received monofocal IOLs.