Like multifocal contact lenses, these premium IOLs have more than one power, with added magnification in certain zones of the lens for improved near vision.
Both categories or presbyopia-correcting lenses — accommodating IOLs and multifocal IOLs — have advantages and limitations.
The primary difference between these two FDA-approved accommodating IOLs is that the Trulign Toric IOL can correct astigmatism as well as nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Though Crystalens and Trulign Toric accommodating IOLs provide an expanded range of clear vision compared with conventional monofocal intraocular lenses, you may still need reading glasses to comfortably see small print and perform other near vision tasks.
Also, the added cost of these presbyopia-correcting IOLs typically is not covered by Medicare or private health insurance.
All IOLs have a central optical zone, with peripheral "legs" (called haptics) that secure the lens implant inside the lens capsule.
The primary difference between a conventional monofocal IOL and an accommodating IOL is the design of these haptics.
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