Crystalens is a special intraocular lens that was specially created to correct presbyopia, an age-related condition that typically occurs between the ages of 40 and 50, that keeps the eye from focusing at all distances.
This is called The Crystalens IOL has been shown to give 90% of patients implanted had a near visual acuity of J3 or better, while only 15% of patients with a fixed focus IOL had that vision.
This is a promising result, although near visual acuity is not as much of a challenge as distant visual acuity.
For near visual acuity, the measurement is done at 14", while for distant visual acuity, the measurement is done at 20'.
The following information answers questions that we frequently hear from our patients about Crystalens IOLs however, some of these questions also apply to Cataract Surgery and other intraocular lenses (IOLs) including Tecnis. The cost of procedure would be paid for without the assistance of their insurance company.
Intraocular lenses are artificial lenses created to replace clouded natural lenses, caused by cataracts. This means patients who want to reduce or eliminate their need for glasses, who may not have visually significant cataracts, can also have the procedure.
Intermediate and distance vision were improved, but not enough to do away with glasses.