Eye Surgery

Toric Intraocular Lenses

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In cataract surgery the cloudy natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with a perfectly clear intra ocular lens (IOL). There are three types of IOL’s used in modern cataract surgery; monofocal, multifocal and toric. The standard lens we have had for decades is a monofocal IOL. This lens can give good vision at a set distance but

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The History of Lens Implants

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Implanting a tiny plastic lens inside the eye is the standard procedure for correcting cataracts and is also used for correcting the vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, and have astigmatism. How did the idea of using a plastic lens implant get started ? In World War II, some British fighter pilots were wounded in their eyes by plastic

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