Restoring Near and Distance Vision
Types of IOL's Chicago
AcrySof® ReSTOR® Intraocular Lens
The AcrySof® ReSTOR® intraocular lens (IOL) is a revolutionary new artificial lens that can restore a patient's full range of vision while simultaneously reducing a patient's dependence on bifocals or prescription reading glasses. The patented design utilizes apodized diffractive technology, which manages light delivered to the cornea by distributing light to distant and nearby focal points. This results in excellent visual acuity of nearby as well as faraway objects, allowing patients to read the print on medicine bottles, newspapers, and magazines while also providing vision of distant objects.
Clinical trials have shown that four out of five patients who have undergone bilateral cataract surgery did not require glasses or bifocals following the procedure. In fact, 84 percent of patients experienced 20/25 distance vision or better and 20/32 near vision or better.
85 percent of AcrySof® ReSTOR® patients experienced 20/40 binocular intermediate vision or better.
If you want to learn more about the AcrySof® ReSTOR® intraocular lens (IOL) and refractive lens exchange, contact Chicago Cornea Consultants, in Chicago, Highland Park or Hoffman Estates today!
AcrySof® ReSTOR® TORIC Lens
A new intraocular lens option is the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal Toric IOL. This advanced technology lens combines the benefits of a full range of vision provided by the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL with the astigmatic correction of the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL. The result: true performance at all distances for patients with astigmatism.
The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal Toric IOL treats both presbyopia and astigmatism in one surgery. With the performance and precision of the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal Toric IOL, your Chicago cataract surgeon at Chicago Cornea now have this advanced and innovative lens option to treat your astigmatism and cataract, and to help improve your vision.
Tecnis Multifocal IOL
For patients undergoing cataract or refractive lens exchange surgery, the advanced TECNIS Multifocal is an implantable lens that restores vision after surgery and corrects presbyopia (the need for reading glasses). It’s the lens 94% of patients would choose again. It delivers results superior to those of a standard multifocal lens and offers an excellent chance to become spectacle independent.
Exceptional Full Range of Vision
Only the advanced TECNIS Multifocal Lens enables you to see clearly at near, intermediate, and far distances without glasses in all light conditions.
If you are diagnosed with cataracts and are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for the TECNIS Multifocal Lens.
How do I pay for this upgraded IOL after my cataract surgery?
Medicare now allows greater access to advanced technology lens implants like the TECNIS Multifocal Lens.
A recent Medicare ruling on lens implants allows beneficiaries to upgrade to the full range of vision and greater spectacle independence provided by the TECNIS Multifocal Lens. This means the traditional costs associated with cataract treatment are covered by Medicare, with patients having the option to pay additional charges associated with receiving a presbyopia-correcting lens such as the TECNIS Multifocal Lens.
The Bausch & Lomb Crystalens™
Imagine if you could read, sew, drive, and go about your life without having to depend on glasses. A revolutionary new intraocular lens implant (IOL) called the Crystalens™ may make that possible. Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd. is pleased to announce that we have been selected to be among the first practices to offer our patients the extraordinary Crystalens™, which is used to replace the eye's natural lens when removed either at the time of cataract surgery or during refractive lens exchange, where the lens is removed strictly for refractive correction. Crystalens™, an intraocular lens implant (IOL), has the ability to “accommodate,” or change shape, allowing it to focus on both distant and near objects. Not everyone is a candidate for Crystalens™, but a screening examination at any of our three locations (Chicago, Highland Park, Hoffman Estates), will help us determine your candidacy.
Patients over 50 who are nearsighted or farsighted can receive Crystalens™ as part of a refractive lens exchange. With the Crystalens™, these patients are less likely to have to depend on reading glasses than they would with a “standard” monofocal IOL.
The major issue with regard to the Crystalens™ is its extra cost; however, Crystalens™ can be used in Medicare recipients who are undergoing refractive lens exchange if the patient is willing to sign a special release form.
Crystalens™ may allow you to live your life without being dependant on glasses. To determine if you are a candidate, please contact one of our three offices, located in Chicago, Highland Park, and Hoffman Estates, to schedule an evaluation. Please specify that you are interested in the Crystalens™ procedure.
For more information visit the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and Eye Surgery Education Council.