In Most Accurate Cataract Surgery (MACS), a surgeon called an ophthalmologist removes your cloudy lenses and replaces them with clear artificial ones, called intraocular lenses, or IOLs. There are many lenses on the market, so it can be very confusing to know which is best for you. You and your doctor will determine which best fits your lifestyle and vision needs. Then your doctor will outline all the associated costs and what is covered by your insurance.
Following are the replacement lenses used by MACS surgeons to provide the highest quality visual outcomes:
It’s a mouthfull to say, but this lens offers several advanced technologies that give you enhanced vision:
HD — a high-definition lens, like an HD TV, provides a higher definition of image clarity. This is largely due to its bi-aspheric technology:
Bi-Aspheric — an aspheric lens improves image quality by reducing the distortion that naturally occurs with a curved lens. This distortion, called spherical aberration, is a major cause of night vision problems, including reduced contrast, halos, glare and the resulting reduced reaction times.
Bi-aspheric takes the improvement a step further because it adjusts the optics on both the front and back surfaces of the lens. This helps improve depth of field, as the illustration below demonstrates.
Quarter-Diopter — this means the lens comes in quarter-size increments of power vs. the half-size increments of power available with basic lenses. Think of it like buying shoes. The more size options you have, the better the lens will fit your specific eye shape and size. In fact, studies show that a quarter-diopter lens is 3 times more accurate than a traditional replacement lens.1