Ophthalmology & Optometry/cataract

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Hello Dr. Kenneth

Could you please guide me which is the most simplest and basic form of IOL which can be implanted during a cataract surgery.

I have been advised cataract surgery of right eye.

I do not have any personal requirement to get rid of my spectacles. I was told by the doctor that I could go in for monofocal lens - which may eliminate the need for glasses for distance vision but would require glasses for reading.

But is there anything even simpler than this ? Something very close to the original crystalline lens ? I do not want an artificially induced power in the IOL. Are any IOL's available without 'power' ?

Thanks and Regards,
PC

Answer
Dear PC. If you request an IOL without power you will need very thick lenses to correct your vision and that would be a mistake. The power of the IOL must replace the
Power of the crystalline lens that is being removed .  You do not need to get a multi focal  lens if you do
Not wish to, but that means you will need glasses for all close work i.e. Reading, computer.  Additionally ,laser assistance is more accurate than the conventional cataract surgery without laser  hope this helps. Dr Berger  

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DR. KENNETH BERGER

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Any and all questions with regard to ocular ailments, eye diseases as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc , eye and visual sympomatology, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low or subnormal vision, pediatric vision conditions,and special and unique ailments will be discussed.

Experience

36 years of clinical experience in opticianry and therapeutic optometry. Still in private practice with special interests in vision conditions, diagnosing and treating ocular ailments, prescibing treatment plans which include medicine, eyeglasses, and contact lenses primarily. Although surgery is not within the realm of my area of expertise, I co-manage many pre and post -op surgical cases which include Lasik and PRK procedures.

Organizations
New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians American Optometric Association

Education/Credentials
B.A.,1968, Hunter College of the City University of New York B.S.,1970, Pennsylvania College of Optometry O.D.,1973, Pennsylvania College of Optometry Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Administration Certification, New Jersey 1992

Awards and Honors
Clinical Efficiency Award, 1973, Pennsylvaania College of Optometry

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