Cataract surgery and refractive lens replacement surgery both involve the implantation of a biocompatible artificial lens. Intraocular lenses (IOLs) alone can provide significant vision correction, reducing your reliance on corrective lenses for many of your daily activities.

What Is an Intraocular Lens (IOL)?

Your eyes natural lens is a crystalline structure that lies behind the cornea. An intraocular lens (IOL) is a synthetic lens that replaces the natural lens removed during cataract surgery or lens replacement surgery.

Advanced IOL Materials

Modern intraocular lenses are made of advanced materials that:

  • Can be folded or rolled, allowing them to be inserted behind the cornea through very small incisions that typically do not require stitches
  • Are biocompatible, so they do not cause allergic or other immune reactions
  • Provide the same type of UV and violet light filtering as the natural lens

IOLs may also provide multifocal vision correction and/or astigmatism correction.

IOL Implantation in Albuquerque

To experience all the advantages of IOLs, you must have IOLs implanted by an experienced eye surgeon. In Albuquerque, NM, Dr. David Bernitsky is among the most experienced eye surgeons.  Dr. Bernitsky can help you find the best option to improve your vision.

Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. Dr. Bernitsky will help you determine if intraocular lenses are the best way for you to achieve clearer vision.

To schedule a FREE vision correction consultation with Dr. Bernitsky, call 505-323-0800 or contact us online today.

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