Vision can be considered the most important of the five senses - without it, our perception of the world around us is completely skewed. Even slight changes in vision can have a significant impact on daily life, affecting our ability to read a book, use a computer, or drive a car. While changes to the eye are common with aging, it is important to respond accordingly to maintain optimal vision. Dr. Steven Koenig is experienced in treating the most common vision problems, including cataracts, and offers AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® intraocular lenses to Milwaukee, Wisconsin patients who experience complications related to the eye’s natural lens. If you are looking for a solution to cataracts, contact Dr. Steven Koenig to learn more about multifocal lenses, including AcrySof® ReSTOR®.
What is the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL?
AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® is an artificial, multifocal lens that is surgically implanted in the eye to replace a natural lens that has been compromised by cataracts. Cataracts are best described as a clouding of the eye’s lens, and are one of the most common vision problems associated with aging. The ReSTOR® intraocular lens (IOL) is among the most advanced lenses currently available, and is made of a soft, acrylic material as opposed to a hard plastic like its earlier counterparts. This makes insertion of the lens easy for Dr. Koenig, and provides lasting comfort to the patient.
Like other IOLs, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® lens works by properly reflecting light onto the back of the eye. This particular lens, however, divides light so that patients are able to see clearly at multiple distances. According to the makers of the ReSTOR® lens, Alcon, 4 out of 5 patients who had the IOL placed did not need to wear glasses or contacts after surgery. The ReSTOR® IOL is most commonly recommended to Dr. Koenig’s Milwaukee patients who suffer from presbyopia, or nearsightedness.
Benefits of the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL
The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL offers a number of benefits to patients who suffer from cataracts. The most significant benefit is that patients who have the ReSTOR® IOL placed are able to enjoy a full range of vision, without the need for eyeglasses or contacts. This translates into a number of lifestyle benefits including increased comfort, as well as the ability to read, drive, and perform other daily activities uninhibited. Some other benefits include:
- Soft, acrylic material makes implantation possible with minimal incisions
- Corrects cataracts and presbyopia simultaneously
- Fast recovery time, with almost immediate results
- Contains filters to protect against damage from UV rays and artificial light
- High success rate for procedure
Contact Dr. Steven Koenig Today
Dr. Koenig understands how important your vision is, and works with you to determine your best options for treatment. Understanding the different types of intraocular lenses and how they will work with your lifestyle is essential to finding success in the procedure. If you suffer from cataracts and would like to learn more about the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL, contact Milwaukee eye specialist Dr. Koenig today to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Koenig is extremely pleasant, good natured, and has a wonderful beside manner. He was available and willing to answer any questions I had and even rang me back.Jacqueline M.