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Consultant Ophthalmologist,
Cataract & Refractive Surgeon

BMedSci BM BS MRCS MRCSEd MRCOpth FRCOphth MMedLaw PgD Cataract & Refractive Surgery

Extended Depth of Focus IOLs

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Extended Depth of Focus IOLsStandard cataract surgery involves removal of the cloudy lens in the eye and replacing it with a synthetic lens. This lens is called an intraocular lens (IOL) and is usually calculated to set you for distance vision in the NHS. Most people are used to wearing reading spectacles and this does not trouble them but the effect on intermediate vision is often underestimated. It is frustrating to have to wear spectacles for your computer screen or tablet as well as for proper reading. When you are out shopping having to reach for reading spectacles to read the label is frustrating. 

Extended Depth of Focus IOLs are the latest generation of premium intraocular lenses. They focus the light for distance just like the non-premium lens but they also use some light energy to give you clear vision for intermediate and, to some degree, near. They literally extend the depth of your focus/vision with minimal downside. We have the opportunity to transform the visual quality of life for the long term. These lenses can also correct any pre-existing astigmatism so even that is not a concern. 

Patient satisfaction is extremely high.