Multifocal (MF) and Extended depth of focus (EDOF) IOL:
After cataract surgery, the eye does not have an ability to change its point of focus without a pair of glasses, a condition known as presbyopia. For patients who wish to minimize their use of reading and distance glasses after cataract surgery, multifocal and extended depth-of-focus lenses are a great option.
Multifocal and extended depth-of-focus IOLs are acrylic toric lenses that have multiple focusing rings designated for various distances. They correct astigmatism, so patients who select this lens are expected to not require glasses at distance, intermediate, and near. These lenses work best in an eye without any other problems. Some patients choose to use over-the-counter reading glasses occasionally for very fine print. Patients may note halos with incoming light while driving at night. The overwhelming majority of patients (97%) are happy with this lens choice.
There are several different types of premium multifocal and EDOF lens implants available for cataract patients. There is no substitute for experience when it comes to deciding which patients fit best into which lens. Dr. Siedlecki and his staff have matched thousands of patients with these types of implants since the earliest models were first approved by the FDA in 2006, involving both of his parents!
Between the choices of lenses available and the latest surgical techniques, there has never been a better time to have cataract surgery.
Premium lenses are not paid for by most major insurers. We make every effort to assist our patients in obtaining these high-technology lenses. To make premium lenses affordable, Siedlecki Cataract & Vision Care offers many financing options. For more information about our no-interest or low-interest financing through Care Credit, click on the link provided.