Sunday, April 24, 2011
The newer model of ReStor intraocular lens used in cataract surgery performs better than the older. A new study comparing the new model with the old model confirms what most ophthalmologists that implant these lenses have concluded. I have been implanting multifocal intraocular lenses for many years but have done so with caution. Multifocal intraocular lenses tended to have problems with night halos, limited range of vision, and problems with image quality (similar to the problems seen with bifocal contact lenses). The difference, of course, is patients unhappy with bifocal contacts just need to remove them or wear them at select times. Patients unhappy with multifocal implants require another surgery to replace them. Multifocal implants still aren't for everyone but the improvements in lens design significantly increase the chances of patient satisfaction and decrease the risk that an exchange will be necessary.
Friday, April 22, 2011
IntraLase is superior to conventionalLASIK and Z-LASIK for several reasons. One reason is the ability of the surgeon to watch the flap being created. Here's a video of an IntraLase LASIK procedure. To watch it, click here.