Home » Your Health » Senior's Health News » New Trifocal Lens For Cataract Patients: Helps Restore Full Vision

New Trifocal Lens For Cataract Patients: Helps Restore Full Vision

A new ‘revolutionary’ trifocal lens implant offers a breakthrough for cataract patients by enabling clear near, far and intermediate vision through the use of three different focal points.

In a bladeless operation under local anesthetic, the implant is inserted using a computer-guided laser in just a few minutes. This laser makes a 2mm incision in the eye, while dividing the eye’s natural lens into multiple small pieces. Using the incision, the small pieces are taken away from the eye using a tube, which is then used again to insert the new trifocal lens.

Cataracts are an age-related condition that causes the clouding of the eye’s lens, and artificial lens implants have long been the most common treatment. With typical lens implants, cataract patients have reported improvements in near and far vision, but trouble with blurry intermediate distance vision. This meant that many still needed to use glasses in certain situations.

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon Bobby Qureshi, who has performed some of the first trifocal implants offered in the UK at London’s Eye Hospital, describes the results of the surgery as being close to instantaneous.

“While traditional multifocal lenses have been around for more than a decade, they have fallen out of favor because they could only offer patients good near and far vision, and didn’t provide enough for tasks requiring good intermediate vision, such as computer use, for example,” said Qureshi.

“As well, most patients reported too much glare with previous lenses. The trifocal lens overcomes these two main shortcomings by offering good overall vision and very little glare,” he added.

Source: Business Standard


We Recommend

More on ActiveBeat

  • 13 Health Symptoms of Prolonged Mold Exposure
    Mold is literally everywhere; in our homes, outside, and even in our food. However, while it sometimes goes unnoticed to many, some Americans might be exposed to higher amounts of...
    Senior's Health News
  • 15 Signs You May Have a Blood Clot in Your Leg
    They might not sound very life threatening, but a blood clot that develops in the deep veins of your leg, if left untreated and unable to dissolve of its own volition, may detach...
    Senior's Health News
  • 12 Health Facts About Overactive Bladder in Children
    An overworking bladder in a child can be distressing for both the child and you as the parent, as you'll be dealing with frequent trips to the bathroom when you're out and about or...
    Senior's Health News
  • 12 Incredible Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
    Chia seeds are currently receiving a great deal of attention in the health community, and for good reason!
    Senior's Health News
  • 12 Reasons to Drink Water and Stay Hydrated Every Day
    You've probably been told by someone -- maybe a television show, website, or even a medical professional -- that you should be drinking a lot of water each day.
    Senior's Health News
  • 12 Early Signs of the Flu
    Flu season is most prevalent during the cold months of winter, though no one is guaranteed to avoid an influenza infection when the weather starts to warm up.
    Senior's Health News
  • 15 Telling Symptoms of Liver Damage
    Liver damage can include anything from heredity (i.e., inherited from a family member), toxicity (i.e., due to chemicals or viruses) to a long-term disease (i.e.
    Senior's Health News
  • Depression vs. Sadness: 12 Ways to Tell the Difference
    Everyone gets sad once in a while, and commonly the phrase "I feel depressed" is used to describe these temporary feelings of melancholy.
    Senior's Health News
  • 13 Essential Nutrients for Overall Health
    We’re constantly bombarded with information about which nutrients we need to be consuming more of, and their benefits for the body.
    Senior's Health News
  • 12 Common Signs and Symptoms of Bulimia
    Bulimia nervosa—more commonly referred to as simply bulimia—is an eating disorder and mental health condition in which a person binges foods, and then proceeds to purge it in...
    Senior's Health News
  • 12 Interesting Facts About Daylight Saving Time (DST)
    These days, Daylight Saving Time, or DST, is very controversial. Adopted around the world, it requires clocks be set ahead in the spring, and then set back in the fall.
    Senior's Health News
  • Splitting 13 Differences Between Headaches and Migraines
    Your head is pounding again – but is it a "normal" headache (like a common tension headache) or the result of a migraine?
    Senior's Health News
  • 12 Health Benefits of Turmeric
    If you've tried putting turmeric, the burnt orange colored spice ground from a root, then you're seriously missing out.
    Senior's Health News
  • 12 Telltale Traits of a Sociopath
    Sociopathy is a mental health condition that is believed to affect approximately 1 to 4 percent of adults, and is more common in women than in men, although some researchers argue...
    Senior's Health News
  • Awaken to These 12 Reasons You're Suffering From Insomnia
    It has happened to all of us – some of us more often than others – but even though we've put in a long day, we're staring at the ceiling, wide-awake at 1 a.m.
    Senior's Health News