Institute of Vision and Optics (IVO), University of Crete, Medical School, Heraklion, 71003 Crete, Greece Received 7 March 2011; Revised 5 July 2011; Accepted 12 July 2011Academic Editor: Rupert M. In the attempt to manage presbyopia, different intraocular lens designs have been proposed such as monofocal IOLs with monovision or multifocal IOLs. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.Multifocality and monovision can be established in several ways, surgical or nonsurgical.Nonsurgical ways are with properly designed spectacles and contact lenses.
Pseudophakic patients’ ability for good distance and near visual acuity without correction can be also noted in patients with monofocal IOLs, and it has been characterized as apparent accommodation or pseudoaccommodation .
For the vast majority of patients, having a Multifocal Lens Implant or Accommodating Lens Implant means that you will be able to see at distance and up close without being dependent on eyeglasses.
About Crystalens®, Tecnis® & Re STOR® Crystalens®, Tecnis® & Re STOR® can be implanted as part of cataract surgery, following the removal of the cataract.
Multifocal & Accommodating near vision presbyopia correcting lens implants provide vision correction after cataract surgery at the full range of distances-far or distance vision, arms’ length or intermediate vision and up close near vision.
Depending on your specific vision requirements your cataract surgeon might suggest the Crystalens® Accommodating Lens Implant, the Tecnis® Multifocal Lens Implant or the Acry Sof® Re STOR® Multifocal Lens Implant.