During cataract surgery the natural lens of the eye is replaced with a clear synthetic lens. These “intraocular lenses” (or “IOLs”) come in a dizzying array of powers, shapes, and materials.
A 6 – part blog series discussing why Dr. David Richardson prefers the Staar nanoFLEX® Intraocular Lens over crystalens IOL and other multifocal IOLs
In late June 2014 Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) announced that it had received the CE mark for its “TECNIS® Symfony Extended Range of Vision intraocular lens (IOL)“. So, Europeans get yet another advanced IOL that Americans will likely not have access to for years (if ever) due to our over-protective and administratively bloated medical technology approval process.
LECs are naturally occurring cells that line the capsular bag (which holds the lens in place). Although they provide a needed function in the natural lens, they can be problematic after the natural lens has been replaced by a man-made intraocular lens (IOL).
Ever Wonder What Happened to Waterbed Technology? Don’t Look Now, but Someday It Could Be in Your Eye.
Dr. Louis “Skip” Nichamin gave an interesting talk at the 2013 Hawaiian Eye Meeting titled “Update on a Fluid-based Accommodating IOL.” This technology being developed by PowerVision involves an IOL with the lens optic and haptics filled with silicon oil.
The Electro-Active Accommodating IOL – an experimental intraocular lens (IOL) that changes focus from distance to near, controlled by a computer chip that is part of the IOL itself!