Intraocular Lenses – IOLs

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are medical devices that are implanted inside the eye to replace the eye’s natural lens when it is removed during cataract surgery. IOLs also are used for a type of vision correction surgery called refractive lens exchange.

During your cataract operation, our surgeon will make a tiny cut in your eye to remove your cloudy lens and replace it with a clear plastic one.

With the NHS, you will usually be offered monofocal lenses, which have a single point of focus. This means the lens will be fixed for either near or distance vision, but not both. Please view the video below to find out more about lens choice.

If you go private, you may be able to choose either a multifocal or an accommodating lens, which allow the eye to focus on both near and distant objects. Please click here if you would like more information on cataract surgery options for private patients.


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