Crystalens is an intraocular lens approved by the FDA. The method used by Boothe Eye Care in Crystalens transplants is called accommodation and it enables sharper vision to the patient at different distances. Crystalens is used in certain cases of patients who are in need of cataract surgery. After the surgical removal of cataract, the Crystalens is used to replace the natural lens of the eyes. Crystalens is a high-tech lens that works like a natural lens as it uses the eye muscles to control its movement and focus on the objects viewed from all distances. Crystalens is used for correcting presbyopia in cataract patients in order to provide them with a single focal point. If a monofocal IOL is used instead of Crystalens, you may require reading glasses even after the surgery to focus on near objects.
With Crystalens, patients’ eyes are not required to adapt to viewing two different images. Patients who are implanted with Crystalens do not have to adjust to high degrees of glare and halos that are commonly seen in surgeries involving other multifocal intraocular lenses. The new generation (Crystalens HD) falls into the category of premium IOL – it improves vision quality of patients significantly. Depth of focus can be increased because of the special optic design of the Crystalens HD. Crystalens HD also provide effective vision of near objects by maintaining the accommodating amplitude and contrast sensitivity. According to the company, the risk of glares and halos will be reduced greatly in patients using Crystalens HD.
Crystalens provides crisper vision to patients using its accommodating nature. People suffering from hyperopia and cataracts are the best candidates for Crystalens implantation. Presbyopic patients are also good candidates for Crystalens implantation. Never expect a perfect vision, explain the doctors at Boothe Eye Care, but definitely Crystalens implants provide significantly better vision. About 88% of the patients with Crystalens implants are enjoying quality of vision which is higher than the standard IOL patients. Excellent vision is reported by patients even after seven years from the date of surgery.
The results of Crystalens implants change from one patient to other. Within one or two days after the implantation, patients can enjoy very good distance vision. Patients can expect some blurred vision for near and middle objects, but it will improve after two weeks. To strengthen the focusing eye muscles, patients should discontinue using reading glasses. To attain the full focusing ability of the eye, you have to wait for several months after the surgical procedure.
There will be a difference in vision between each of the two eyes after healing is completed – this is normal. The doctors at Boothe Eye Care are experienced in Crystalens implants. You have to consult with them to know more about the procedure and see if it fits your needs and medical condition. You should also perform certain eye tests to know whether you are a good candidate for Crystalens implant. Dr. Boothe will decide whether you can do this surgical procedure by evaluating the results of the various eye tests and your health condition.