Galveston and Houston Cataract Surgeons from The Eye Clinic of Texas commented on Monovision Cataract Surgery. “This is a technique that is used to help patients increase their range of clear vision after a Cataract operation”, relayed Dr. Da-Thuy Van. The technique of monovision has been used for many years by contact lens wearers as well as patients with presbyopia having Laser Vision Correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. The monovision technique is simply adjusting the optical correction in each eye so that the dominant eye is corrected for clear distance vision and the non-dominant eye is corrected for improving near or intermediate range vision. For patients who have been wearing monovision contact lenses successfully or who have had monovision LASIK and are pleased with their vision, taking the step into monovision Cataract Surgery is a natural progression. For others, they must consider the possible benefits as compared to those provided by near vision presbyopia correcting multifocal lens implants as some 30% of monovision patients fail to adapt adequately to the “blended” vision.

“We have had years of experience working with LASIK patients who wanted monovision, and agree with the researchers in the May 2011 Journal of Refractive Surgery who concluded that  the prescription range of 1.00 D to 2.00 D of monovision correction was the maximum range and that the optimal prescription for monovision Cataract Surgery was 1.5 D,” commented Bernard Milstein, M.D. of The Eye Clinic of Texas. While this is useful information, patients should understand that a 1.5 D near correction may very well be insufficient for them to perform their daily tasks comfortably without needing readers or bifocals. The only reliable way for you or someone you know with a Cataract to find out if you are candidates for monovision Cataract Surgery or near vision presbyopia correcting lens implants after Cataract Surgery is to schedule a Cataract and Lens Implant evaluation at The Eye Clinic of Texas by calling us at 800-423-3937.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area that provides all aspects of general, medical, surgical, laser and optical eye care services. Our Board Certified Ophthalmologists perform Laser Eye Surgery such as LASIK, Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants using advanced technology IOLs to correct complex problems such as astigmatism and near vision focusing problems including presbyopia, diagnosis and management of glaucoma, diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy, diagnosis and management of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Pediatric Ophthalmology. Texas EyeWear at The Eye Clinic of Texas provides personalized consultation and fitting of eyeglasses and eyeglass lenses for greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area patients.


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