Intraocular lens: An artificial lens made of plastic, silicone, acrylic or other material that is implanted inside the eye during cataract surgery. Abbreviated IOL.
Removal of the cataract and insertion of the IOL typically takes about an hour and does not require hospitalization. The IOL is implanted within the capsule, which provides permanent support for the lens. The IOL is never handled or adjusted, as a contact lens might be. If an IOL is not implanted during cataract surgery, the patient may use contact lenses or cataract glasses.
See also: Cataract surgery.
The right intraocular lens (IOL) for your cataract surgery may be toric for astigmatism, premium for presbyopia or aspheric for crisp vision.
Monofocal or Multifocal IOLs (intraocular lens implants) can correct the vision of those who suffer from cataracts or presbyopia (age-related farsightedness).
An intraocular lens is an artificial lens used in cataract treatment. Learn more about Intraocular Lenses and how they work.
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Cataract surgery is the most common operation performed by ophthalmologists.