If you have cataracts and you suffer from a cloudy lens that impairs your vision, you need to have a cataract surgery and also you need a lens implant, known as an Intra Ocular Lens (IOL). Once your cataracts are removed a clean computed IOL lens is implanted into your eyes and after the surgery you are able to see and get rid of your glasses 60-90% of the time.
Due to advancement of IOL's, patients who are not suffering from a cloudy lens and are younger that our average cataract patients, they will electively opt for a cataract surgery in order to get rid of their glasses or contact lenses. This is called a Refractive Lens Exchange. Most patients undergoing Refractive Lens Exchange are choosing a Multifocal IOL so they can see far and near after the surgery without the help of glasses.
Dr. Lamei has been co-managing her cataracts patients for the past 10 years and she will be your liaison with the surgeon.