Monofocal Lens Implants for Vision Correction After Cataract Surgery
Reviewed by: Jason Jacobs, MD & Paul Koch, MD
A Monofocal Lens Implant is the most basic type of Lens Implant used to correct vision after Cataract Surgery. Until recently, all Lens Implants were of a type called a Monofocal Lens Implant. A Monofocal Lens Implant can provide very good vision after Cataract Surgery-but only at one set distance-usually for seeing things at a distance such as for driving or going to the movies. A Monofocal Lens Implant does not correct intermediate or arms length vision for doing things like playing cards and seeing the golf ball on the tee, or even seeing computer screens clearly. Monofocal Lens Implants also do not correct near vision for doing things up close such as seeing medicine bottles, reading or keeping your golf score, as these tasks require the correction of Presbyopia. Thus patients electing to have Monofocal Lens Implants will be dependent on glasses either some or most of the time in about 70% of cases.
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