Crystalens® IOL Lens Implant Procedure
Crystalens® is a revolutionary new breakthrough in vision enhancement that Turner Eye Clinic is now providing its’ patients. It is the first and only intraocular lens (IOL) replacement that focuses like the eye’s natural lens, allowing for continuous vision up close, far away and all distances in between. By using the eye’s muscle to move the lens backwards and forwards naturally in response to the brain’s desire to see at different distances, Crystalens®, manufactured by Bausch + Lomb enables the eye to focus continuously and seamlessly through a range of distances.
Patients experience the same vision they had when they were younger, for most without the inconvenience of corrective lenses. However, it is important to note that not everyone will gain 20/20 vision at all distances after this procedure. It is also important to point out that even after having this procedure, you still may not be able to read or focus on objects in low light. As we get older, we lose our ability to focus on objects under these conditions. Our health and the health of our eyes will also determine the outcome of any type of refractive surgery.
The Procedure: View a video of the Crystalens® procedure
The Crystalens® implant procedure is a safe and proven refractive technique performed in an outpatient surgical facility. The procedure lasts about 20 minutes and is pain free. The crystalens® implant is inserted in place of the original lens. A small incision allows for quick healing and no stitches are required.
One eye or two?
The Crystalens®procedure is normally performed first in the dominant eye. The surgeon will wait two weeks before inserting the second implant to assure the proper balance for reading and distance vision is achieved with both eyes.
Who is a candidate?
The Crystalens® is ideally suited for patients who want to not only restore clarity in their vision but also restore their near, intermediate and distance vision. Almost anyone who has cataracts is a candidate for the crystalens® procedure if they are healthy and do not have any serious eye diseases. You may be a candidate even if you have had previous refractive surgery. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for this procedure is to have a consultation with our center.