Following cataract removal, the eye’s natural lens is replaced by an intraocular lens. Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are implanted within the eye. They are also used after a refractive lens exchange, which is a type of vision correction procedure.
IOLs have been available for use since the early 1980s. They are FDA approved. Before IOLs, when cataracts were removed, in order to see clearly you had to wear either special contact lenses or very thick glasses, At that time there was no implantable medical device available that could replace the focusing power of the eye’s natural lens.
Currently, there are a broad range of IOLs available. As a result of technological advancements, you can choose the IOL that is best for your vision and lifestyle needs.
If you live in Austin, Southwest Austin, or Kyle, TX and are in search of a great eye doctor, look no further than Howerton Eye Clinic. We are dedicated to helping our patients achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful vision. Contact us now!