What are Intra-Ocular Contact Lenses?

Most people are not strange to contact lens which is a corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic lens usually placed on the cornea of the eye. However, do you know what the intra-ocular contact lens is. Intra-ocular contact lens is a medical jargon, and it, as its name suggests, is a lens implanted inside the eye, usually replacing the existing crystalline lens, which will be clouded over by a cataract as people age. Therefore, when people get their 40s when the natural inborn lens becomes opaque, they can remove their damaged lens by replacing a prosthetic lens placed in their eyes. This is what American elders usually do. However, the problem is that those intra-ocular contact lenses have some shortages that with the deterioration of muscles, it will be easy for them to be out of shape by a loss of nervous control or a malfunction within muscles.

The good news is that new models of intra-ocular contact lenses have come into being, which can not only be applied to help cataract patients get a clear vision of objects both close-by and in the distance, but also be used to correct eyesight problems of nearsightedness and farsightedness.

Then you may have the question how the surgery process. Usually the surgeon removes the eye’s lens with a small slit and implants a newly shaped and transparent lens to replace the pervious lens. Since the surgery is a minimal invasion into eyes, the surgeon should be highly qualified and operate extremely carefully. In normal conditions, a patient who has had such a surgery is able to recover within a week.

Anyhow, detriment is inevitable for having intra-ocular contact lens. Thus those who want to get rid of eyeglasses would more preferable to a LASIK procedure, but one thing noteworthy is that patients with severe deformities of the lens are not suitable to choose a LASIK procedure, for their lenses are difficult to get reshaped any more, so on the contrary implanting intra-ocular contact lens is advisable.

All in all, no matter what kind of procedure you decide to have, you’d better to consult your eye doctor in advance.