Clearing the way to better vision: Choosing an intraocular lens for cataract surgery

    The human eye is a sensitive and complex organ that requires precise care to maintain healthy vision. However, as you age, you may notice that your vision isn’t what it used to be.

    Cataracts can develop and are characterized by cloudy patches on the lens that can cause vision loss or blurriness. Unfortunately, when it comes to cataracts, the only way to effectively treat them is through surgery.

    While you may be able to alter the prescription for your contacts or glasses, this is only a temporary solution. Instead, many people use an intraocular lens implanted in their eyes.

    Intraocular lens is a type of lens used to improve vision in patients with cataracts. They work by replacing the lens inside your eye.

    Monofocal and Toric lenses are used for cataract surgery. Monofocal lens is most commonly used.

    It corrects vision at a single focal point, such as near or distance. As a result, glasses will be required to correct for vision at other focal point. Most patients opt to correct vision at a distance and wear reading glasses after surgery.

    A toric lens is designed for patients with astigmatism. This allows for the best possible vision at a distance without glasses; however, glasses are still required for reading.

    At Eye Associates of Bucks County, we specialize in cataract surgery. Dr. Pendse and his fellow physicians believe that every decision should be informed and personal.

    If you would like to be involved with making an informed decision about your eye health, call Eye Associates of Bucks County at (833)921-6200 or visit to schedule an appointment.

    PHOTO CAP: Dr. Sagun Pendse, Ophthalmologist

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