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Cataracts and CASA class one

Old 17th Jul 2022, 02:14
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Cataracts and CASA class one

I have been diagnosed with cataracts and so am investigating surgery.
My vision is affected long, intermediate and short range, in particular the intermediate causing problems that have been impossible to sort with glasses.
I have used bifocals for a couple of years which were fine until the intermediate started to go - tried vari focal but no joy despite a number of attempts.
So, as far as cataract surgery goes - I can see CASA do not like multifocal IOL's.
Can anyone advise as to whether they have dealt with CASA over the new extended depth of focus IOL's? From investigation so far these look like they would be a better option for me rather than having the monofocal option.

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I would carefully review the available information on EDOF (Extended Depth of Field) IOLs. There are advantages and disadvantages and a variety of EDOF IOLs.

Eyeglass prescriptions are easily changed - much less so for IOLs.

My optometrist has been gung ho for cataract surgery for the last couple years. My ophthalmologist notes I'm getting along just fine with daily activities and has a "don't fix what's not broken" attitude. The cataract surgeon expresses disappointment at my slow progression which still leaves me short of the criteria for an IOL.

Hint: AREDS2 vitamins and watch your fasting blood glucose.
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