Cataract Surgery | Lens Implant Options | Philadelphia

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed procedure today. It is safe and proven treatment for cataracts.

During the cataract procedure Dr. Richmond will first remove your clouded, aging natural crystalline lens. Then an intraocular lens, also called an IOL, will be placed in your eye. An intraocular lens or IOL is a lens that is surgically implanted to replace the lens of the eye, following cataract extraction.

Below are some of the lens choices that are available to you.

Monofocal LensesMonofocal lenses help improve distance vision after cataract surgery but patients still need glasses or contact lenses for near vision activities.

If you have any further questions regarding Cataract surgery lens implant options, please feel free to call our office at 215.824.1717 or click here to schedule an appointment for a cataract evaluation with Dr. Richmond.

Acrysof Toric Lens Implant helps you to enjoy quality distance vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Toric IOL | OpthalmologySometimes, the surface of the cornea is curved more like a football, with both flatter and steeper curves. When the surface of the cornea has an uneven curvature, vision becomes distorted. This common irregularity, called a “corneal astigmatism”, causes blurred or distorted vision because light rays are not focused at one spot to provide clear vision. A Person who has both a cataract and a corneal astigmatism will not regain high quality distance vision after surgery to remove the cataract unless the astigmatism is also corrected.

Please visit regarding further details on the Acrysof Toric lens.