Powerful Vision Correction
Intraocular Lenses Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Sonny Goel offers intraocular lenses (IOLs) at his Baltimore practice, helping patients with a range of needs to experience clearer, more dependable vision. To learn more about how IOLs can help you overcome cataracts and other issues, contact us today.
What Are Intraocular Lenses?
Your eyes contain a natural crystalline lens behind the pupil, helping to focus light on the retina, which helps transmit images to your brain. IOLs are used to replace the natural lens to correct certain vision issues. They work much like contact lenses, but they are actually placed inside your eye. IOLs are made of thin, flexible material (often collamer) and are about one-third the size of a dime.
IOLs and Cataract Surgery
One of the most common uses for IOLs is in cataract surgery. Cataracts are clusters of proteins that begin to form in your eye as you age. During surgery, Dr. Goel will remove this obscured lens and replace it with an IOL. But while IOLs are commonly associated with cataract surgery, phakic IOLs, or implantable contact lenses, can be used to correct myopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia.
The Various Types of IOLs
To better treat the wide range of needs, and ensure that each IOL patient is left with the best possible vision, there are several types of intraocular lenses available, all of which filter UV light, including:
Monofocal IOLs, the first type of intraocular lenses to be developed. They offer vision correction at only one distance. While they certainly provide improved vision for former cataract sufferers, they do not allow your eye to adjust to points of focus at multiple distances. Typically, you will still need to wear glasses for reading and computer distances.
Multifocal IOLs, or advanced technology intraocular lenses. These allow your eye to adjust to various distances. Multifocal lenses not only provide optimal vision correction, they also correct presbyopia, or the inability to focus on close objects. Dr. Goel offers laser touch-ups to patients who choose premium IOLs, making any necessary adjustments to ensure the best vision possible. He is proud to offer the state-of-the-art Acrysof and Tecnis multifocal lenses to patients looking for top-quality multifocal IOLs.
Toric IOLs. These advanced technology IOLs also correct astigmatism. Dr. Goel uses Acrsyof and Tecnis Toric lenses to correct astigmatism in an effort to provide even sharper vision.
Which Lens Is Right for You?
Because Dr. Goel is passionate about providing highly personalized service and truly educating you about your procedure, he will conduct an extensive evaluation of your eyes and will ask you about your goals. Dr. Goel's recommendation will be based on these goals and the overall health of your eye.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about intraocular lenses, contact our practice today. Dr. Goel will provide you with an initial consultation, and will help determine if IOLs are right for you. He will take the time to answer your questions, address your concerns, and make sure that you are entirely comfortable with your procedure and the lenses you have chosen.