More than half of individuals over the age of 65 has some degree of cataract development, and with life expectancy increasing, more and more people will need cataract eye surgery at some stage. The growing options in multifocal intra-ocular lens technology are giving ophthalmic surgeons the opportunity to provide their patients with good distance-, near- and intermediate vision, which frequently allows them to function independently of spectacles post-operatively.
The optical surface of the new generation multifocal intraocular implantable lenses has a wavefront-guided design, which takes into account the aberrations of the eye. There are various multifocal lens implants available on the market, including Technis, ReStor, Rezoom, AcriLisa and FineVision. Some of these are better for computer work (intermediate distance), while others are better for reading (up close). Toric multifocal lenses are also available to correct astigmatism. Dr. Kruger can customise each patient’s surgery by establishing which IOL, or combination of IOLs, is best suited to the patient depending on their individual needs.
Young patients do particularly well with these lenses. Dr. Krüger has a lot of experience in this particular eye surgery field and has done thousands of multifocal IOL implants since 1995.
It is important to realise that you will experience some degree of post-operative glare and halo’s around lights at night for the first few months after surgery. This is normal, and will diminish after a period of about 3 months.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further questions with regard to intraocular eye lens implants or cataract surgery.