Multifocal ReStor Intraocular
The ReStor Multi-Focal Intraocular Lens Implant for Cataract Surgery
The innovative AcrySof ReSTOR lens was developed to help combat problems with cataracts, astigmatism and presbyopia in patients. These lenses can help some patients reduce or eliminate their need for reading glasses. Clinical studies have shown that the convex ReSTOR lens has been successful in improving near, distant and intermediate vision and has curtailed the necessity for eyeglasses, contacts, bifocals and other types of lenses.
The difference between ReSTOR surgery and Cataract surgery done in the traditional manner lies in the difference between the monofocal lens and the ReSTOR lens. The replacement lens used in cataract surgery improves the vision caused by the cloudiness in the eye’s natural lens but often the patient must still wear glasses to read. ReSTOR uses an apodized diffractive technology that distributes the light according to the patient’s focusing attempts and increases the depth of focus.
Patients with cataracts who have the desire to reduce or eliminate their need for reading glasses should consult with Dr. Perlman to learn if they are a good candidate for a multifocal lens implant.
While the ReSTOR lens implant may be a breakthrough solution for some patients desiring spectacle independence, it cannot be performed for patients who have already had cataract surgery.
Dr. Perlman will discuss your best options for cataract surgery.