More than 20 million individuals over the age of 40 suffer from cataracts that impair their vision. Fortunately, Dr. Kenneth S. Miller offers the world's first accommodating intraocular lens (IOL), Crystalens®, at his New Jersey practice.
An intraocular lens replaces your natural lens to completely restore vision, rather than simply treat cataract symptoms. The IOL provides vision with clarity at both near and far distances. If you are like most individuals who have reached the age of 40, your vision may be cloudy, especially up-close. Reading glasses are usually the first step in an attempt to aid vision. However, Crystalens® not only aids your vision — it restores your vision.
The Crystalens® IOL replaces the eye’s natural lens, whether it has become cataractous, presbyopia has developed, or the individual has elected to have a clear lens exchange. The Crystalens® IOL mimics the eye’s natural focusing ability, moving forward in the eye to focus on near objects and back to focus on distant objects.
Crystalens® was designed with small hinges, enabling it to move inside the eye, unlike any other IOL available today. Conventional monofocal IOLs are stationary and provide a single point of focus, usually for distance. Multifocal (refractive & diffractive) IOLs, also stationary, are designed with multiple areas of differing power, which allow for more than one point of focus. The accommodating nature of the Crystalens® design is unique, utilizing 100 percent of incoming light rays for all tasks, regardless of range.
The placement of Crystalens® is a very simple, safe, and effective outpatient procedure with a significantly high success rate, and it takes just 15 to 20 minutes. First, Dr. Miller will administer numbing eye drops to ensure your comfort. Then, he will make a micro-incision at the edge of the cornea to gain access to the eye. Since your natural lens is no longer effective, it will be gently removed to make room for the Crystalens® to be implanted. Implantation is easy and painless, and your vision will be enhanced immediately after placement.
Crystalens® is an intraocular lens that replaces your natural lens to completely restore all aspects of your vision, rather than simply treat cataract symptoms.
You will need to visit Dr. Miller the day after the procedure to ensure a successful implant. Your recovery time will be short, and most patients are able to resume their daily schedule immediately after surgery.
Crystalens® surgery is permanent, and the lens will continue to work over time. You can expect to have dramatically enhanced vision for at least seven years following surgery, and you will likely never need vision surgery again. In rare cases, vision may become cloudy again when the membrane surrounding the implant develops small secondary cataracts, a phenomenon that can occur with any type of IOL. Should this happen, Dr. Miller can simply remove the clouded membrane in just a few minutes.
This world is too beautiful to not see with clarity, and Dr. Miller takes great pride in restoring the vision of his patients. Your cataracts do not need to take control of your vision. Schedule a consultation today to see if Crystalens® is the solution for you.