Ophthalmology Services in Las Vegas, NV

Multi-Focal IOLs

The Multifocal IOL is a breakthrough in lens implant surgery. Over five million lens implant procedures are performed worldwide each year. Until recently, most of these procedures have involved the exchange of the natural lens inside the eye for a single vision [monofocal] lens. In the past few years, hundreds of thousands of people who are candidates for the Multifocal IOL have enjoyed a full range of vision with independence from glasses.

The Multifocal IOL was designed to provide a full range of vision with independence from glasses in most situations. While distance vision with the Multifocal IOL is similar to that of a single vision monofocal lens, near vision is usually much better and about 19 in 20 people with Multifocal IOL report wearing glasses only occasionally or never.

Single Vision Monofocal Lenses

With traditional single vision monofocal lenses, most people experience very good vision after surgery at a single focal point – either near or at a distance. In most cases, surgeons calculate the power of the monofocal lens to provide good distance vision for driving, walking and everyday activities. However, most people receiving single vision monofocal lenses require reading glasses or bifocals to provide a full range of vision.

Cataract Symptoms and Signs

A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. The lens works much like a camera lens, focusing light onto the retina at the back of the eye. The lens also adjusts the eye's focus, letting us see things clearly up close and far away.

A cataract starts out small, and at first has little affect on your vision. You may notice that your vision is blurred a little, like looking through a cloudy piece of glass or viewing an impressionist painting. A cataract may make light from the sun or a lamp seem too bright or glaring. Or you may notice when you drive at night that the oncoming headlights cause more glare than before. Colors may not appear as bright as they once did. Hazy or blurred vision may also indicate a cataract.

Cataract Treatment

If your cataracts have progressed enough to seriously impair your vision, you should consider surgery. Cataract surgery is a simple, relatively painless procedure to regain vision.

Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States, with over 1.5 milion cataract surgeries done each year. Nine out of 10 people who have cataract surgery regain very good vision, somewhere between 20/20 and 20/40.

As a Board Certified Ophthalmologist with over 25 years of serving the vision needs of Las Vegas, Dr. Tyree Carr has performed thousands of cataract procedures using the most advanced medically approved methods. His no stitch topical anesthetic method is an effective procedure that can be completed in about 15 minutes.

Dr. Tyree Carr will be happy to answer any questions and discuss the cataract treatments that can greatly improve your vision.