Should I use a Multifocal Intraocular lens for my Cataract Surgery?
What are the Side Effects of Multifocal Intraocular lens Implants?
- The first reason is that the cost of multifocal intraocular lenses is more than mono-focal intraocular lenses.
- A multifocal lens is designed to focus on multiple distances or points. Because of the multiple focuses points, each point is not quite as clear.
- A person with multifocal IOL may have slightly reduced sharpness to their distance vision.
- It slightly reduced the sharpness in reading close the vision.
- A small number of patients may accept having seeing problems with glare or haloes in dim light such as at night.
- Patients while driving at night can explain glare or haloes around headlamps. This cause creates the feeling of not being safe to drive at night. Therefore multifocal IOL is not suitable for those who are in activities to drive at night time.
- Multifocal IOL is not best for those patients who have other eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration or diabetic maculopathy.
- Multifocal IOL is not recommended for those patients who have already macular conditions affecting their vision.
- There are some patients who still need reading glasses.
- Multifocal IOLs usually works best if it is implanted in both eyes.
- Patients should aware of this responsibility there is no chance to undergo further surgery to remove the lens or replace it with another better one.
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