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What are IOLs?

istock 175529440 With today’s technology, there are many ways in which the team at Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea can enhance one’s vision and eye health. One solution often used for patients who have developed cataracts is the placement of an IOL, or “intraocular lens.” The IOLs used replace the natural eye lenses during surgery, allowing most patients to see without the need for prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. This can significantly improve one’s quality of life, along with their vision acuity.

How does an IOL work?

The IOL works by allowing patients to improve their range of vision. When conditions such as cataracts occur, it can result in the development of cloudy and opaque lenses. Over time, the lens can become extremely cloudy and prevent light from entering into the retina and diminishing one’s vision. With a surgical procedure at Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea, our provider can remove the clouded natural lens and replace it with an intraocular lens. This IOL is not only clearer than the affected natural lens, but allows for vision improvement. IOLs allow patients to address both cataracts and poor vision acuity with a single procedure.

What types of IOLs are available?

Our doctor at Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea is pleased to offer a variety of IOLs that can be used to address a myriad of vision issues including astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. During the initial consultation appointment to determine if a patient can benefit from cataract surgery, the type of lens placed will be discussed. Our team can also use this opportunity to ask any questions that patients might have about their upcoming surgery to put them at ease and help them understand the process of treating cataracts while improving vision.

Find out if you are a candidate for IOLs with Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea

Wilmington, NC area patients who are interested in learning more about the benefits of using IOL’s are strongly encouraged to book a consultation visit with our team at Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea. We are conveniently located at 1915 South 17th Street, Suite 101 and accept new patients who call for an appointment at  (910) 769-4590.

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