The Crystalens belongs to a select category of high tech intraocular lenses commonly called 'multifocual intraocular lenses'.
Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are medical devices that are implanted inside the eye to replace the eye's natural lens when it is removed during cataract surgery.
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Crystalens and Trulign Toric are premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) that correct presbyopia as well as common refractive errors, enabling an expanded range of clear vision and a decreased need for eyeglasses after cataract surgery, compared with surgery performed with conventional monofocal IOLs.
C75.1 Insertion of prosthetic replacement for lens NEC Note: A supplementary OPCS-4 code is used to identify the method of concurrent extraction of lens (C71-C74) It is not possible to capture the type of lens using OPCS-4.
This guidance represents the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available.
During your preoperative exam and consultation, your cataract surgeon can help you choose the best IOL for your needs, as well as additional cataract surgery costs involved if you choose one of the following premium lens implants.
This lens is termed an accommodating lens because it changes its position with the action of the eye muscles to give sharp vision at different distance ranges, much like the eye's natural lens would.
When the ciliary muscle of the eye contracts it causes the lens to move forward and the patient can focus on objects that are near.
The ciliary muscle, ciliary zonules and lens capsule keep the lens suspended in its proper position inside the eye for clear vision.
In a normal eye (without presbyopia or cataracts), this dynamic process of accommodation adjusts the focusing power of the eye by changing the thickness of the eye's natural lens.
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