Implantable Trifocal Lenses for Cataract in Scottsdale, Arizona
Patients who have undergone cataract-removal surgery can now receive implantable trifocal lenses that can improve everything from close-up to intermediate and even distance vision. It’s a very straightforward procedure that involves a complete eye exam for ruling out problems such as retinal issues or glaucoma that could be responsible for precluding them from receiving this type of implantable lenses.
Then, should patients qualify and choose implantable trifocal lenses, generally, their insurance will cover the cataract surgery cost. The progressive trifocal lenses, however, will typically be an out-of-pocket expense.
How Do Progressive Trifocal Lenses Work?
They work by bending the light that enters the eye from near, intermediate, and far distances. Then, it focuses the light onto one focal point on your retina, enabling you to focus on objects at different distances simultaneously to provide clearer vision.
What Are the Types of Trifocal Lenses?
There are four different types of state-of-the-art progressive trifocal lenses:
- PanOptix lens
- Multifocal lens
- Accommodating lens
- Toric intraocular lens (IOL)
The largest advantage of progressive trifocal lenses is that you’re getting vision correction for a total of three prescriptions. This is excellent for people with blurry vision at a variety of distances.
When considering trifocals vs. progressives, it’s important to remember that trifocals provide a much broader viewing area for both near and intermediate vision. This makes reading and viewing a computer screen a great deal easier. Dr. Arora can also help you with progressive trifocal lenses or a lined trifocal lens.
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A Look at the Implantable Progressive Trifocal Lenses Procedure
The procedure that doctors use to implant a trifocal lens is very straightforward. After the initial eye exam to rule out other issues, your ophthalmologist will measure your eyes to determine how strong the new lenses should be. Then, your doctor will schedule surgery, and they will order the lenses.
On the day of the procedure, things move pretty quickly. The process itself only takes approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Doctors will perform it with you under sedation and topical anesthesia. Your surgeon will make a tiny incision, remove the cataract, and insert the new artificial lens.
After receiving a lens implant, you can expect to experience some light sensitivity and eye discomfort. Doctors will prescribe eye drops to decrease inflammation and prevent infection, and your doctor will instruct you to wear an eye shield either all day and all night or only at night. Your vision will typically improve within the first several days after the procedure, but it will not fully stabilize for about two to four weeks.
The National Institute of Health reports that more than half of all Americans 80 or older suffer from cataracts. They’re also quite common in individuals over 50. However, despite their prevalence, many people aren’t quite sure what cataracts are. Needless to say, that can make cataracts rather difficult to recognize in their early stages. There are several different types of cataracts, all of which Dr. Arora can treat at our Scottsdale eye care center. They are:
• Nuclear – The most common cataract type
• Subcapsular – Progresses quickly, becoming advanced within months
• Cortical – Causes both near and distance vision problems
• Congenital – Cataracts that have been there since birth
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Arora’s experience and distinctions include being recently named one of the Top Ophthalmologists by Newsweek Magazine. His practice mainly focuses on refractive surgery and cataract surgery techniques, such as implanting progressive trifocal lenses for cataracts. In addition, he is an anterior segment and comprehensive ophthalmologist who is femtosecond-laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) certified.
Dr. Arora has experience in minimally invasive glaucoma (MIGS) surgery, intraocular lens implantation, and laser treatments for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy as well. A contributing author of “Textbook of Ocular Trauma,” he maintains membership in the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and has a fellowship in the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
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If you have concerns or questions involving the health of your eyes, we’re here to help. Please contact us today to make an appointment with Dr. Arora.