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Crystalens AO™ Accommodating Lens Implant–Correction of Presbyopia–The “final frontier” in cataract surgery and really ophthalmology in general is the surgical correction of the loss of focusing ability of the human crystalline lens. Crystalens AO™ addresses this issue by giving us the first focusing lens implant in the world. We can now correct the cataract blurring by removing the cloudy lens, the nearsightedness or farsightedness by adjusting the IOL power, the astigmatism by performing LRI, and presbyopia now by implanting Crystalens AO™. This lens implant has a proven but limited amount of focusing ability, so we often correct one eye more for distance and the other eye slightly more for near. This is termed “blended vision” and does not have the same difficulties with adaptation as we see in the full monovision method (one eye set for distance, the other set for moderate nearsightedness). This is because the power difference is much less. Often less than the patient had naturally prior to surgery. This method allows us to achieve a better range of vision and produces the highest patient satisfaction possible.
The upgrade to Crystalens AO™ implantation is not covered by health insurance as it is considered a non-medically necessary procedure. If limbal relaxing incisions (LRI) are needed to correct astigmatism, they are included in the upgrade fee to Crystalens AO™. We do offer commercial medical financing to help our patients afford these life changing procedures. Learn more about Crystalens AO™ at crystalens.com.