Crystalens Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Crystalens™?
It is an advanced intraocular lens that uses the eye's natural focusing system to provide you with a continuous range of vision at all distances.
What are the benefits of Crystalens?
Crystalens patients can see clearly in the distance and intermediate (i.e. computer distance, driving) with less dependency on prescription contact lenses or glasses.
What are the risks of Crystalens?
The risks include dislocation of the lens, lens removal, lens replacement, glare, haloes, secondary cataracts or clouding, hemorrhaging, retinal detachment, and infection. While these risk may seem scary, keep in mind that cataract surgery is the most commonly performed procedure in the U.S.
How is Crystalens different from other intraocular lenses?
Crystalens was the first advanced intraocular lens approved by the FDA that offered patients the ability to see intermediate and far with less dependency on glasses. Patients who have single vision lens implants still need to wear glasses for near and midrange vision.
Will I want to have the Crystalens placed in both eyes?
This will depend on the specifics of your situation. Dr. Feldman will implant the Crystalens into the eye with the more mature cataract and then evaluate your vision and how well the first eye healed before deciding on the second eye. When you schedule your cataract evaluation, Dr. Feldman and her staff can go over the process with you in more detail.
How long does it take to implant the Crystalens?
It is an outpatient procedure that should only take about 20 to 45 minutes to complete.
Is the implant surgery or recovery painful?
Patients are pleasantly surprised how little discomfort they experience during and after the procedure. Before your procedure begins, the anesthesiologist will administer appropriate medicines to ensure a painless procedure.
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ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center provides Crystalens vision correction procedures in the San Diego, California area. We offer this web page as general information. This information should not be considered formal medical advice. Please contact us today for formal advice during a complimentary Crystalens consultation in San Diego.