Intraocular Lenses

Restoring Vision After Cataract Surgery

By age 40, you have certainly seen a lot … but you still have a lot of life to live!  Most of us begin experiencing vision loss up close. Decreased flexibility of the lens in an aging eye is referred to as “presbyopia," and almost everyone will be affected by this condition at some point. As we age, we are also more susceptible to cataract, which is cloudiness of the natural lens that helps focus light in the eye. Cataracts can cloud or blur our vision or create glare and sensitivity to light.

Vision loss due to cataract or presbyopia can be restored with intraocular lenses (IOL). Intraocular lenses are implanted through a tiny incision in the eye and improve vision after cataract surgery. Some specialty intraocular lenses can decrease the need for reading glasses or bifocals in patients with cataract and/or presbyopia. These specialty lenses give patients their best opportunity to be glasses free for as many activities as possible.

Intraocular Lens Implants

There are several types of intraocular lenses. Dr. Reinke will make his recommendation based on several factors discussed during your consultation.

  • Crystalens: Crystalens is a flexible single-focus intraocular lens used to replace the lens removed during cataract surgery.  By allowing one to focus at distance, near, and mid-range, Crystalens can decrease the need for reading glasses.
  • TECNIS multifocal lens: The TECNIS Multifocal Intraocular Lens helps restore distance, intermediate, and near vision after the removal of a cloudy lens or cataract.
  • ReStor: The ReStor intraocular lens is a multifocal lens that improves near, mid-range, and distance vision in adult patients with presbyopia.
  • Toric IOL: The toric intraocular lens corrects astigmatism in patients who undergo cataract surgery.

Dr. Reinke is an outstanding and uniquely talented ophthalmologist with offices in Southlake and Bedford. He provides exceptional ophthalmology and LASIK services to patients in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, including cities such as Grapevine, Keller, Colleyville, Hurst, Euless, Irving, and Arlington. Call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reinke.

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Dr. Reinke also provides:

  • Treatment of Macular Degeneration
  • Treatment of Glaucoma
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Evaluation of Flashes and Floaters
  • Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy