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What types of intraocular lenses are implanted?

Most intraocular lenses (IOL) are made of silicone or acrylic that has been coated with a material that helps to protect the eyes from harmful ultraviolet lights, one of the key functions of a natural lens. The types of IOLs available include:

Monofocal fixed-focus IOL

A monofocal intraocular lens provides clear vision at distant, intermediate, or near range. However, this lens can only correct vision in one of these ranges--not all three--at one time. Patients may correct distance vision but still need reading glasses. 

Multifocal IOL

A multifocal intraocular lens provides clear vision at multiple distances by incorporating different capabilities into various zones of the lens. These lenses can frequently be used to replace reading glasses.

Toric IOL

A toric intraocular lens incorporates different vision capabilities in specific zones of the lens to correct the different refractive errors associated with astigmatism.

Accommodative IOL

An accommodative intraocular lens is a type of monofocal lens that corrects vision at different distances by changing its position or shape inside the eye.

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