If you’re considering cataract surgery, you should know about the new breakthrough in Intra-Ocular Lenses (IOLs): Crystalens. For the first time, cataract patients are able to recover nearly all the functionality of their natural eyes with an IOL.

The standard monofocal IOL is a lens which only focuses at one distance. In most cases, this will make it easy to see things that are far away. But for closer objects, the patient will likely require glasses.

Crystalens is different

Crystalens is an intra-ocular lens that can adjust to the muscles of your eye

Crystalens can adjust to the muscles of your eye

Crystalens is an accommodating IOL. This means it can adjust to your eye in different situations, allowing you to see clearly at distances both near and far. In many cases, patients will not even require reading glasses after surgery.

How is this possible?

Crystalens has flexible hinges that  enable it to respond to the muscles of your eye, allowing you to focus at a range of distances.

Crystalens is the only FDA-approved accommodating intra-ocular lens for cataract patients. No other replacement lens comes closer to mirroring the natural focusing ability of the eye. Crystalens does this by mimicking the movements of your natural eye lens. It is the latest advancement in treatment for cataracts.

The latest model of the Crystalens is called the AO. This is the fifth-generation evolution of accommodating technology. It offers the advantage of a better depth of focus, as well as superior night vision. Read more at the Crystalens website.

Dr. Portfolio has been performing Crystalens replacement surgeries in Bergen County since 2006. Contact our office today to make an appointment.

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    A.G. Portfolio, M.D., P.A.
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    Paramus, NJ 07652

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