In theory the Crystalens® should provide a greater range of vision without the need for glasses compared to the Staar nanoFLEX®. However, I have not been impressed with the results of the Crystalens IOL.
The range of vision possible with cataract surgery using the Staar nanoFLEX® IOL is impressive, but not complete. It is often still necessary to wear readers to clearly see objects closer than arm’s length.
The Staar nanoFLEX® Intraocular Lens – my preferred IOL, is made from Collamer® which is “a pure collagen containing material that is “bio-compatible” with your body’s natural chemistry
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
All forms of energy can result in trauma to tissue which then releases pro-inflammatory chemicals such as prostaglandins. Thus, there’s no logical reason to believe that laser-assisted cataract surgery would produce less inflammation than would ultrasound-only cataract surgery.