Does the NuLens IOL Represent a Breakthrough in Cataract Surgery?
August 28, 2010
One our contributors, Dr. David Richardson of San Gabriel Valley Eye Associates, recently wrote up a review of the NuLens® IOL from Israel on his blog entitled “NuLens IOL is No Optical Illusion.”
Dr. Richardson states that the NuLens IOL promises to allow cataract surgery patients to achieve a return to the same vision they enjoyed as teenagers. Dr. Richardson explains that unlike existing IOL’s on the market such as Crystalens, NuLens is made of a flexible silicon gel that uses the eye’s own muscles to push against the lens. Because the NuLens® is a truly flexible lens, it has the ability to produce a wider focusing capacity compared to other rigid and flat intraocular lens, and offers the prospect of better contrast, fewer aberrations and ghost images, and a better range of vision from intermediate (for activities such as cell phone dialing) to near focus (for activities such as reading the phone book) without negatively affecting distant vision (as with driving or watching TV).
Read Dr. Richardson’s full review.
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