IN THIS VIDEO, PROF MOHAMMED MUHTASEB EXPLAINS THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF MULTIFOCAL LENS IMPLANTS
What are the advantages and disadvantages of multifocal lens implants?
There are a lot of benefits to multifocal lenses, as they significantly reduce the dependence on glasses.
Multifocal lens implants give patients the ability to see distance, as well as the ability to read up close without glasses, and sometimes middle distance, therefore, using the computer without the need for glasses.
Patients must have an understanding of the potential visual effects that they would have to be able to accept as a possible side effect of the multifocal lens. These are particularly halos or glare around light sources. For example, when patients are out in the evening driving or as passengers in a car, the lights of other cars can sometimes have a halo around them or can be glary and have streaks coming out of them. This occurs in a minority of patients and is mild to moderate and not particularly intrusive. It wouldn’t stop patients from driving at night or choosing to have the surgery done again.