Clouded vision from cataracts can make every aspect of your life more difficult, but surgery can provide a permanent solution.
Intraocular lenses (IOLs) replace the natural lens for clearer vision. Our team at Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center in Phoenix, AZ, offers several types of IOLs.
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With an intraocular lens, we can restore the clarity of your vision after cataract surgery, allowing you to see the world properly again.
We can tailor your treatment to address refractive errors, such as astigmatism, at the same time as your cataract surgery.
Our premium AcrySof® IOLs have advanced features that go beyond the basic single-vision lenses to reduce your dependency on glasses or contacts.
Watch how IOLs replace the clouded lens...
AcrySof® IQ Aspheric Monofocal Lens Implant
AcrySof® IQ IOL is the most frequently implanted aspheric monofocal lOL. This lens allows you to see distance and reduces spherical aberration for increased image quality. The AcrySof® IQ IOL features STABLEFORCE® haptic technology to conform to the natural shape of the lens capsule, while staying stable and centered in the eye.
Who is a good candidate?
AcrySof® IQ IOL provides cataract patients with spherical aberration the ability to see clearly, at one distance, following cataract surgery. Dr. Justo will meet with you to determine if this is the best solution for your eye problem.
Dr. Justo recommends that everyone have an annual eye examination. However, if you are having problems seeing or feel as if a cloud is over your eyes, we recommend you immediately set up an appointment to meet with Dr. Justo to have a thorough examination and determine if you have cataracts and surgery is right for you.
"See the big picture without missing the details"
Thanks to the breakthrough AcrySof® ReSTOR® multifocal intraocular lens (IOL), we can help you enjoy crisp, clear, glasses-free vision from near to far. Our Phoenix area eye care center is built on superb results, and with multifocal lens implants, we can provide just that.
How does the AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens work?
The AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens is a breakthrough because it corrects cataracts with or without presbyopia. Presbyopia is the reason many patients need reading glasses as their eyes age. In fact, 4 out of 5 patients in the supporting clinical study who had the AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens in both eyes reported never having to wear glasses.
The AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens is also a breakthrough because, unlike traditional monofocal IOLs, it's a multifocal lens implant designed to restore your full range of vision, from the pages of a book, to your computer screen, to scenic landscapes. As the name implies, monofocal lenses can only give you clear vision at a single distance - therefore, most patients with monofocal IOLs either still need reading glasses or distance glasses, or sometimes both! Some patients do choose to have "monovision" using monofocal lenses, that is, one eye for distance and one eye for near. However, not all patients can get used to this visual imbalance; never mind the fact that the vision is never perfectly clear at either distance!
Another Option If You Have Cataracts And Astigmatism
If you have astigmatism and cataracts, Dr. Justo may recommend another advanced premium lens called the AcrySof® Toric lens. It's the first aspheric Toric lens implant that treats pre-existing astigmatism at the same time it corrects cataracts, so you don't have to undergo two separate procedures. You will also enjoy improved quality distance vision.
Life-Changing Results in Minutes
Whichever IOL you choose, rest assured cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective procedures performed today. Dr. Emilio Justo simply makes a tiny incision in your eye, removes its natural clouded lens using a specialized ultrasonic probe, and then replaces it with a new intraocular lens implant. The actual surgery usually takes about 15 minutes and the results are permanent and life changing. Most patients are back to their normal activities the very next day. Dr. Justo will implant the intraocular lens implant in one eye and then schedule an appointment at our Phoenix area eye care center for your second eye - usually a week later.
Both the AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens and the AcrySof® Toric lens are developed by Alcon, the world's leader in lenses for cataract surgery. The Alcon family of lenses is the most widely used brand with more than 25 million implanted lenses worldwide.
We're proud to offer AcrySof® lenses as part of our ongoing commitment to patients who want the latest advances, the best vision, and the highest quality of life.
Choose a Talented, Trustworthy Team
Our team of surgeons and health care professionals is committed to helping you dramatically improve your life with quality eye care. We are affiliated with several organizations, including the:
- American Board of Ophthalmology
- National Board of Medical Examiners
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
If you are ready to discuss your needs with one of our doctors, request a consultation online or call us at (623) 975-2020.