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Learn the pros and cons of monofocal intraocular lenses from your eye surgeon near Mission Viejo

A key element to cataract surgery is the replacement of the clouded lens. This is done with a lens implant called an intraocular lens, or IOL. The development of multiple types of intraocular lenses has been an enormous advancement in the way cataracts are treated. Dr. George Salib treats patients from all over Orange County, including Lake Forest and Mission Viejo. Before cataract surgery takes place, he carefully plans the most suitable intraocular lens to suit the patient's needs.

Some intraocular lenses simply replace the clouded lens, others will compensate for vision problems like presbyopia or astigmatism. The type of intraocular lens selected by the patient will depend on need and also on the desire to reduce reliance on corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses. In discussing intraocular lenses with patients, Dr. Salib considers lifestyle and several other factors.

The monofocal intraocular lens

One of the basic types of IOLs is the monofocal lens implant. This fixed lens does not move and is used for the purpose of correcting a singular distance of vision. This means that a treated patient may have vision corrected at a distance but may still need the assistance of reading glasses, or vice versa. One of the best ways to determine if a monofocal intraocular lens, or any other type of lens, is right for you is to look at the pros and cons:

PROs of the monofocul lens:

  • Covered by most insurances
  • Patient's tend to adjust very easily to their new IOL
  • An excellent choice for singular distance vision correction

CONs of the monofocal lens:

  • Does not correct presbyopia or astigmatism
  • Patient is likely to require corrective eyewear at least part-time

Personal care from your experienced eye surgeon leads to optimal results

Dr. Salib of Orange County Eye Institute in Laguna Hills has treated thousands of patients for cataracts and other vision problems. Patients who visit with us gain the benefit of extensive experience and also personal care that addresses their unique situation. Every person is different not only in the shape of their eye but also in their preferences. There are many people who do not mind wearing eyeglasses for reading, and others who would like to reduce the need for eyeglasses as much as possible.

Our goal in treating you is to give you the results you want. We do this by listening to your concerns and expectations and fully explaining details of potential treatments. Learn more about Orange County Eye Institute and your options for vision correction when you call (949) 441-5444.

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I like to thank the whole staff for excellent service and to welcome me as a new patient. And to thank Dr. Salib for answering all my questions and provide me with excellent care. I highly recommend Dr. George Salib for his excellent service.

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