Imagin being able to see your world as well
as you did when you were younger, without the help of glasses or
contact lenses. Being seen the way you want people to see you. Youthful.
Being able to see the way you want to see. Near, far and all distances
in between. Seamlessly. Effortlessly. Naturally. Never missing a child’s
smile, the sparkle of a diamond, a cloud that looks like a face, an
important plot twist in a mystery novel. Imagine a way to do it. Through
your own eyes. Imagine all the possibilities. Imagine Crystalens™.
WHAT IS CRYSTALENS?
a single-focus lens, is a cataract replacement lens that works naturally
with your eyes’ muscles to give you the quality
of vision you enjoyed when you were younger.
The revolutionary design elements that makes Crystalens the state-of-the-art
replacement lens are “hinges” which are designed to allow
the lens to move, or accommodate to focus on objects near, far and
all distances in-between seamlessly.
Unlike old-style fixed focal lenses, which didn’t move, Crystalens
has the ability to move, thus focusing as your eye’s natural
lens does. Drs. Fine, Hoffman, and Sims will take precise measurements
to insure the correct power selection.
THE CRYSTALENS PROCEDURE
The medical procedure to implant the Crystalens is the same safe,
proven cataract surgery performed annually on over 7 million eyes globally.
Over 65 million procedures have been done in the US in the last 25
Typically performed in an outpatient surgical facility, the actual
surgery takes less than twenty minutes. In a pain free procedure, Drs.
Fine, Hoffman, and Sims will place a few drops in your eye, then
use an ultrasonic probe to remove the cloudy lens from your eye. The
Crystalens is then gently placed where your original lens used to be.
Once surgery is complete, Drs. Fine, Hoffman, and Sims will place
additional drops in your eye to prevent infection and decrease inflammation.
Because the opening into the eye is so small, it heals quickly on
its own, without any need for stitches.
WITH CRYSTALENS, THE ADVANTAGES ARE CLEAR
The Crystalens offers significant advantages over other kinds of lens
implants and corrective lenses.
Standard (single vision) lens implants don’t have the ability
to provide a full range of vision. Most people who have single vision
lens implants MUST wear glasses for middle and near vision.
The Crystalens has the unique ability to focus on objects at varying
distances using the eye’s natural muscle. This means the Crystalens
can provide sharper vision, without corrective lenses, throughout a
full range of vision from near to far and everything in between.
The Crystalens FDA one-year clinical study results indicate that 92%
of the people enrolled in the study (implanted bilaterally) could see
20/25 or better at distance, 96% could see 20/20 at arm’s length
and 73% could see 20/25 at near without glasses or contact lenses.
What is more exciting is that 98% of these people could pass their
drivers test, 100% could see their computer or put on their makeup,
and 98% could read a magazine, all without glasses or contact lenses.
Also, your ability to see at approximately arm’s length (middle
vision) will be greatly enhanced with the Crystalens.
In addition, the quality of vision compared to wearing bifocals and/or
trifocals is significantly improved. You’ll have a full range
of vision, without having to tilt your head to find that portion of
your glasses that allows you to see clearly. You simply look at something
and the Crystalens, mimicking the natural focusing ability of your
eye, will automatically focus your eye at near, arm’s length,
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How Does It Work?
By using the eye's muscle to move the lens backwards and forwards naturally
in response to the brain's desire to see at different distances, the Crystalens
enables patients to focus through a full range of vision including near,
intermediate and far distances. Patients experience the same vision they
had when they were younger, for most without the inconvenience of corrective
lenses or eyeglasses.
What is an accommodating intraocular lens?
Crystalens is an accommodating lens, which means that it focuses like the eye's
natural lens allowing for continuous vision up close, far away and all distances
in between. The Crystalens is intended to restore near, intermediate, and
distance vision and in most cases eliminate the need for glasses and contacts
for everyday tasks, allowing patients to see well and to look their best.
What is the difference between the Crystalens accommodating lens
and a standard lens?
The Crystalens accommodating intraocular lens allows for continuous
vision up close, far away and at all distances in between. In most
cases with patients experiencing the same vision they had when
they were younger, without the inconvenience of corrective lenses.
In contrast, standard (single vision) lens implants provide vision
at a fixed distance and do not have the ability to provide a full
range of near, intermediate and far vision. Most people with single
vision implants must wear glasses for near vision and may need
to wear glasses for intermediate/arm's length vision as well.
Who are the best candidates for the Crystalens IOL?
The Crystalens is ideally suited for men and women aged 50 years of age and
older with cataracts who want to restore their near, intermediate and distance
If I've had LASIK can I still be a candidate for Crystalens?
Yes. People who have had prior corneal refractive surgery are acceptable candidates
for Crystalens implantation as long as their eye is in good health. Patients
should consult their doctors.