Are you a good candidate for multifocal lenses in the eye after cataract surgery?

If you are very keen to get rid of glasses for most of your activities and willing to use it only on rare situations like reading very fine print you are possibly a good candidate for multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs). If you are willing to accept that there may be a bit of compromise for distance vision and you may rarely need glasses for reading very fine print close to the face you are possibly the right candidate.

If your profession always requires you to have the best possible distance vision or excellent night vision you are not a good candidate for multifocal IOLs. In such situations, you are best with standard monofocal lenses for optimal distance vision even though this means that you may need progressive glasses or reading glasses for seeing for near.

Conditions which are affecting the retina or optic nerve may reduce the contrast sensitivity. In these conditions, for instance, age-related macular degeneration or glaucoma multifocal IOLs may not be the best choice. Monofocal IOLs will typically ensure that vision is good in these cases and the patient will be happiest with these. The newer extended range of vision lenses claim not to reduce contrast and may be considered in these cases.

Your cataract surgeon can evaluate the health of your eyes and guide you about the best lenses to be implanted into your eyes at the time of cataract surgery. Dr. Ramesh Murthy is a renowned eye surgeon and one of the best cataract surgeons in Pune.

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