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Intraocular Lenses (IOL)

Now there are advanced new technology intraocular lenses in the surgery for cataracts. Grochmal Eye Center specializes in new technology intraocular lenses (IOL) surgery. Traditional cataract surgery using a mono-focal IOL solves the problem of restoring clear vision by replacing the cloudy lens; being mono-focal, it can correct for distance vision or near vision as decided by the surgeon and patient prior to surgery. This type of IOL usually requires some type of glasses to be used after “cataract surgery”.

With new technology intraocular lenses (IOL) surgery, the lens implanted not only clears up the cloudiness and blurriness from the cataracts, but also corrects for other vision issues. Grochmal Eye Center specializes in the two types of new technology intraocular lenses (IOL): multifocal, and toric. The multifocal IOL allows you to see distance, intermediate and up close, and reduces your dependence on glasses. The toric IOL corrects for astigmatism (a refractive condition that blurs one’s vision if not corrected), and thus makes one’s vision clearer at distance without glasses.

Measuring for Most Accurate IOL Power with the Zeiss IOL Master

More than 21 million Americans age 40 and older are affected by cataracts, which cloud the lens of the eye and cause vision to become blurry. When patients first come to our practice with complaints of blurry vision, they are eager to quickly correct the issue and resume their normal daily activities. This may simply mean new glasses are required, or if the cataract is significant enough, then surgery would be necessary.

The Zeiss IOL Master 500 is the latest advancement in IOL calculations because it takes into consideration and measures the varying parameters that are most important to know in order to be confident in the determination of the IOL power. This becomes even more critical when one is contemplating having a premium IOL inserted, which allows Dr. Grochmal to select the best IOL for your visual expectations after cataract surgery.

Some of the advancements that the ZEISS IOL Master provides are more accurate corneal curvature measurements, a more accurate measurement of where the IOL will be positioned in the eye, as well as the overall length of the eye; all of these combine to create a more predictable and satisfactory visual outcome for the patient.

Grochmal Eye Center specializes in all types of cataract surgery, so you can be assured that if cataract surgery is required, we’ll take the greatest care with your individual vision health and recommend the best option for you. We serve patients throughout the Baltimore metro area. For the best in safe cataract surgery, contact Grochmal Eye Center for a consultation or appointment. Our staff will be happy to assist you.