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Lens-Based Refractive Surgery

For some people who are not candidates for laser refractive surgery of the cornea (LASIK and PRK), often lens-based refractive surgery is available and performed by the doctors at Maida CustomVision. the most common type of this procedure is modern cataract surgery, where one’s cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). This procedure can also be performed prior to cataract formation and is called refractive lens exchange (RLE). Depending on which intraocular lens (IOL) is used, RLE can be used to treat myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia.

Premium Lens Implants

Standard monofocal IOLs deliver improved vision at just one distance, usually far. After cataract surgery with a standard monofocal lens, you will probably need to wear glasses for near and intermediate vision, even if you didn’t need glasses before surgery. At Florida Eye Specialists, we have many premium lens implant options so you can enjoy a better range of vision after your cataract surgery. Crystalens is an artificial lens implant that, unlike a standard IOL, can treat both a person’s cataracts and presbyopia—loss of near and intermediate vision.


You probably noticed in your forties that you started to lose some of your up-close vision and had to start wearing reading glasses. Crystalens not only treats your cataracts (a clouding or hardening of your lens); many patients hardly if ever wear glasses after surgery. It does so by recreating accommodation similar to your eye’s natural lens. The unique Crystalens is designed to allow you to enjoy a fuller, more natural range of vision for most activities, including: reading a book, working on the computer, and driving a car.

Crystalens was modeled after the human eye. Like the natural lens, it is a lens implant that uses the eye muscle to flex and accommodate in order to focus on objects in the environment at all distances. Crystalens dynamically adjusts to your visual needs.

TRULIGN™ Toric IOL is a premium IOL that can treat not only your cataracts, but your astigmatism, too. TRULIGN™ Toric IOL is designed to provide you with a broader range of vision. Custom-selected for your degree of astigmatism, TRULIGN Toric IOL may be the ideal choice to improve your vision. Be sure to discuss with your doctor the many benefits that patients like yourself are enjoying with the new TRULIGN Toric IOL lens.

AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal IOLs are an innovative cataract treatment because of a patented optical technology called apodization.

AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal IOLs’ apodized diffractive is designed to improve image quality and reduce visual disturbances by optimally distributing light to near and distance focal points, based on ambient lighting. In brightly lit conditions, light waves are sent simultaneously to near, distant and intermediate focal points, providing a full range of quality vision. In low-light conditions, light is gradually distributed to distant focal points as the pupil enlarges, achieving improved distance vision and reduced visual disturbances. That means, for example, improved vision of the road during nighttime drives. The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® family of IOLs also reduces spherical aberration, enhancing clarity and image quality for recipients.

The proven performance of AcrySof® IQ Toric IOLs can allow your astigmatic cataract patients to meet their vision goals with less dependence on glasses or contacts for distance vision. More than nine out of ten cataract patients achieve distance vision of 20/40 or better. More options mean you can treat more astigmatic cataract patients at the time of surgery, enabling them to attain crisp, clear distance vision with reduced dependence on glasses. To find out if you’re premium IOL candidate, your doctor will perform a thorough exam.

How Cataracts Develop

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. This lens, located behind the pupil works in similar fashion to the lens of a camera – it focuses light rays onto the retina.

When the human lens becomes clouded, it blocks and distorts light rays going to the retina. In most patients, this clouding is related to the aging process. Cataracts are treated by removing the lens and replacing it with a special implant.

Laser Cataract Surgery

Advantages of LenSx Laser for Cataract Surgery – Cataract Technology Advances.

We are proud to introduce the concept of laser cataract surgery available to the patients of Maida CustomVision. Our Jacksonville laser cataract surgery experts are board certified ophthalmologists dedicated to bringing the latest advancements to our patients. Laser cataract surgery is the newest innovation in the removal of cataracts. The surgery is designed to provide the most precision, safety, and accuracy for your cataract surgery.LenSx Laser

  • Blade-free procedure.
  • Incomparable level of accuracy and reproducibility, far better than the human hand.
  • More precise incisions – resulting in better visual results.

The LenSx laser reduces the energy, fluid and time used during cataract surgery and, with less manipulation of the eye, results in a gentler procedure. Perfectly centered and precisely shaped lens opening for accurate intraocular lens positioning, enhancing visual outcomes.

Laser-created reduction of astigmatism.

The LenSx FDA-approved Femtosecond laser brings an incomparable level of accuracy and reproducibility to cataract surgery, with each and every incision mapped using the on-board computer. The computer allows eye surgeons to design the surgery, enabling them to graph incisions and customise fragmentation patterns for the lens removal, resulting in a smoother preparation stage and subsequent surgery steps. The computer also features real-time video imaging with integrated Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT), providing 3D visualisation of the front section of the eye during setup, planning and procedure.

The added benefit for the patient is a more comfortable, gentler procedure with a more securely set eye for the initial stages. A small, disposable cup called the ‘patient interface’ sits over the eye, applying gentle suction to hold the eye comfortably in place during the initial stages of the procedure. Patient safety is improved further by reducing the time spent operating inside the eye and reducing energy usage during phacoemulsification, resulting in less damage to the endothelium, less swelling of the cornea from the ultrasound and therefore more efficient healing and a faster recovery after cataract surgery.

Overall, the laser cataract surgery optimizes surgical accuracy and most importantly, patient safety, comfort and recovery. Call us today for more information regarding Jacksonville laser cataract surgery.

What is Presbyopia?

When you reach your forties, you may notice that you have to hold a book or newspaper farther away to read it. Most people use reading glasses or bifocals to compensate for this aging of the eyes. This condition affects everyone including those that have had perfect vision all of their lives.

The introduction of the ReSTOR Implant and Crystalens marks a significant advance in cataract surgery since the days of your parents. No longer is the objective to simply restore your vision. Today, the goal is to enhance your vision with an IOL that will not only improve distance, but also reduce your dependence on any glasses for the computer or reading. This will reduce your dependence on reading glasses or bifocals.

The Safest and Most Successful Procedure

Cataract surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure. Your eyes will be treated with an anesthetic prior to the procedure so you will feel little discomfort. The cataract is removed with a small instrument and the lens implant inserted. This implant remains in position and will restore distance and near vision if a PCIOL is inserted.

Learn More About PCIOLs

Patients who suffer from cataracts can see a tremendous in their vision through the use of PCIOLs. If you are interested in learning if intraocular lenses, including the Acrysof® ReSTOR are right for you, contact Maida CustomVision today. Our friendly staff will be happy to present more detailed information about the procedure.

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Maida Custom Vision - Mandarin Office
11945 San Jose Blvd Ste 102
Jacksonville, Florida 32223

Phone: (904) 268-3937

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