Multifocal lens cataract surgery

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by beth_kipp, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. beth_kipp

    beth_kipp Guest

    I am 50 years old, have a history of Iritis and Gloucoma. I have had
    Gloucoma for about two years. My cataract in one eye are due for
    I have tried using bifocal glasses in the past, but it gave me lot of
    headaches so i could not use them. I was told that this was due to
    weak eye muscles.
    Would my getting headaches with bifocal glasses and/or weak eye
    muscles make me a bad candidate (or preclude me) for multifocal lens,
    when I gets cataract surgery?
    Thanks in advance
    beth_kipp, Nov 27, 2007
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  2. beth_kipp

    Guest Guest

    Multi focus IOLs have so far proven to really suck. You don't need to
    add to your eye problems with these.
    Guest, Nov 28, 2007
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    Jane Guest

    I suggest that you read through the posts on the two eye care forums
    at Med Help International before getting multifocal lenses. There are
    MANY unhappy people with multifocal implants. The take a look at the
    patient education video at for an alternative--
    aspheric monofocal lenses. These lenses can be set for monovision (if
    you're a candidate) or modified monovision, which will undoubtedly
    give you better vision (and the same range of focus) as a multifocal
    lens, without the premium lens surcharge or the many problems
    associated with multifocal/accommodating lenses.
    Jane, Nov 30, 2007
  4. I agree with the other responders. DO NOT GET MULTIFOCAL IOLS.

    They are an optical nightmare. You won't need bifocals after surgery
    anyway. Probably reading glasses and maybe driving glasses, but maybe

    If your surgeon STRONGLY recommends multifocal IOLs, find another
    surgeon ASAP.

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, O.D., Dec 1, 2007
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    CatmanX Guest

    My results with MF IOL's have been very successful to date. My
    patients have been very happy.

    Maybe it is a surgeon thing. My surgeon is very patient friendly and
    the patients are very enthusiastic.

    dr grant
    CatmanX, Dec 3, 2007
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