Anyone who has ever worn eyeglasses knows that when the lenses get too scratched to see out of or aren’t strong enough to produce clear vision the remedy is to simply change the lens for a brand new one that will produce sharp clear vision. According to our Bronx eye surgeon Dr. Steven J. Katz, MD, the eye’s own lens is also capable of being replaced with a brand new artificial one that will improve vision often to the point that glasses and contact lenses are no longer necessary.
The process of changing the eye’s natural lens involves surgically removing the natural lens and implanting an artificial lens that works in the same way the original one does except that the replacement lens is perfectly shaped and is clear. Our Bronx eye surgeon and ophthalmologists around the world have been replacing natural lenses in patients suffering from cataracts for decades. A cataract is an eye condition in which the natural lens of the eye has over the course of many years started to deteriorate and breakdown becoming cloudy. At one time a cataract meant an eventual loss of vision in the eye. Today our doctor will remove the clouded natural lens and implant a perfect natural lens, which not only restore vision but may also make it clearer than it was before the cataract.
Our Bronx eye surgeon can perform a refractory lens exchange using the same surgical techniques to improve vision in eyes without a cataract but suffer from severe nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. Our doctor can implant a monofocal lens, which will provide clear vision at a distance or a multifocal lens that provides both clear near and distance vision. Premium multifocal lenses like those from Tecnis provide superior vision at all distance levels and negate the need for eyeglasses in most patients. Call our office for an appointment to see if lens implantation is a good option for you.