The Eye Institute of Utah Speaks on Cataract Lens Technology
Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process for many people: nearly one-half of all Americans will need treatment for cataracts by the time they are 75 years 1. While cataract surgery may seem like something of a rite of passage that most people must experience, what many people don’t know is that advances in technology have dramatically improved the results you could achieve after cataract surgery. In fact, according to a recent article in which The Eye Institute of Utah was featured, modern lenses used during cataract surgery could help you see more clearly than you could even before your cataracts started to form.
The article, presented by KSL.com, describes two groundbreaking advances in lenses used during cataract surgery. During this procedure, the eye’s lens which has become cloudy due to cataracts is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). These days, advanced IOLs make it possible to not only eliminate the effects of cataracts, but also to improve patients’ vision to the extent that they may no longer need glasses or contacts.
Advances in Cataract Lens Technology
One of the more notable advanced IOLs featured in the article (and available to patients at The Eye Institute of Utah) is the PanOptixⓇ Trifocal IOL. This lens can help dramatically improve vision at near, intermediate, and distance vision. The Eye Institute of Utah was the one of the first practices in the state to use this remarkable lens. After implantation, 80.5% of patients report that they no longer need glasses after cataract surgery.
Contact The Eye Institute of Utah
If you have noticed your vision growing cloudy or have updated your glasses prescription more than usual in recent years, you may have cataracts. Cataract surgery is one of the most frequently-performed surgical procedures in the United States, with a very favorable safety profile and patient outcomes. Now, thanks to the advanced IOLs available at The Eye Institute of Utah, it may be possible to get your clearest vision possible while treating your cataracts. For more information, please contact The Eye Institute of Utah to schedule a consultation.
1 National Eye Institute. Cataract Data and Statistics. Available: https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/resources-for-health-educators/eye-health-data-and-statistics/cataract-data-and-statistics. Accessed July 8, 2021