Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are a medical apparatus embed inside the eye to supersede the eye’s natural lens when removed during cataract surgery. IOLs also are used for a type of eyesight correction surgery called refractive lens exchange.

FDA-approved IOLs have been available since early 80’s. Prior to IOL’s, people who had cataracts removed were required to wear very thick eyeglasses or, special contact lenses in order to see after cataract surgery.

With today’s latest technologies there are a variety of IOLs to choose from. The IOL you choose depends on many factors which includes your lifestyle or, the specific visual necessities you are seeking. The following is an overview of FDA approved IOLs you just reviewed. With Dr Segal, and with your understanding of IOL’s, together you will choose the right IOL for your cataract surgery.