A world of options to replace natural lenses with cataracts; restore your best vision
Dr. George Salib has successfully treated thousands of patients with cataracts in Laguna Hills and our slice of southern California over his distinguished 25-year career as an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon. Led by Dr. Salib, our professionals at the Orange County Eye Institute use laser technologies and advanced techniques to precisely and safely remove the cloudy natural lens. Such precision cataract removal supports predictable, optimal healing and minimizes risks of side effects and complications.
About Replacement Lenses
Your new, clear lens is called an “IOL,” which stands for “intraocular lens.” Unlike other implants used to restore lost or deteriorated tissues, these lenses are implanted to replace those natural ones that have clouded with aging and the passage of time. IOLs may be made from various materials, including silicone and acrylic.
They are generally flexible and tiny — about one-third the size of a dime. Additionally, the lenses have built-in protection from damage caused by UV rays from the Sun (due to the application of a special coating). Like the lenses in your prescription eyewear or contact lenses, IOLs also contain specific prescriptions appropriate to patients and their unique needs for vision correction.
Options for IOLs
Dr. Salib will work with you to zero in on the best option based on your needs as well as factors such as if you would like to reduce or completely eliminate your dependence on prescription eyeglasses and contacts, your lifestyle and hobbies, and other behaviors (such as prolonged computer use and eye strain risks).
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Beloware the lenses we place at the Orange County Eye Institute:
- PanOptix® Trifocal – The first trifocal lens of its kind, like trifocal glasses, this PanOptix® implant contains three prescriptions. This characteristic optimizes vision at three distances: near, far, and somewhere in between (“intermediate” vision). As an advanced lens type, this trifocal may result in your wearing glasses or contacts less often. You may no longer need to wear these corrective aids at all
- PanOptix® Toric – This particular lens falls under a category of IOLs designed to optimize distance vision while also correcting a common condition called astigmatism. This condition results from the cornea becoming unevenly curved and shaped more like a football than a basketball. In turn, vision may appear blurry at any distance and may present difficulties in seeing details
- Vivity™ – Described as an “Extended Depth of Focus” (EDOF) IOL, this Vivity™ lens provides an uninterrupted range of clear vision – from near to intermediate. Additionally, these lenses help to reduce the need to wear prescription glasses or contacts by gently blending the light entering the eye
- Vivity™ Toric – The toric version of the Vivity™ builds upon the benefits of its “standard” counterpart by providing an option for the estimated 40% of cataract patients with astigmatism in addition to a clouding of their natural lenses. In fact, this option may result in vision that is better than what the patient had prior to their developing cataracts. Essentially, this IOL fixes issues with near-focusing ability and astigmatism at the same time
There have never been more options to comfortably, efficiently, and predictably restore the sight supporting your independence and the satisfaction you get from everyday activities and doing the things you love.
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