What is Crystalens™?

crystalen1.jpgCrystalens, a single-focus lens, is the result of Dr. Cumming’s discovery and effort. Made from a proprietary and specially formulated solid silicone Biosil™, Crystalens is a cataract replacement lens that works naturally with your eyes’ muscles to give you the quality of vision you enjoyed when you were younger.

The revolutionary design element that makes Crystalens the state-of-the-art replacement lens are “hinges” which are designed to allow the lens to move, or accommodate to focus on objects near, far and all distances in-between seamlessly.

Unlike old-style fixed focal lenses, which didn’t move, Crystalens has the ability to move, thus focusing as your eye’s natural lens did when you were younger. Dr. Shultz will take precise measurements to ensure the correct lens power selection for your eye.

The Crystalens Procedure

The medical procedure to implant the Crystalens is the same safe, proven cataract surgery performed annually on over 7 million eyes globally. Over 65 million procedures have been done in the US in the last 25 years.

Typically performed in an outpatient surgical facility, the actual surgery takes less than twenty minutes. In a pain free procedure, Dr. Shultz will place a few drops in your eye, then use an ultrasonic probe to remove the cloudy lens from your eye. The Crystalens is then gently placed where your original lens used to be. Once surgery is complete, Dr. Shultz will place additional drops in your eye to prevent infection and decrease inflammation. Because the opening into the eye is so small, it heals quickly on its own, without any need for stitches.

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What makes you a good candidate for the Crystalens™?

The best way to find out is have Dr. Shultz or Dr. Chang perform a thorough examination and advise you of a customized treatment plan for effectively correcting your vision.

Virtually everyone who has cataracts and is in good general health is a candidate for implant surgery, but people with chronic infections, uncontrolled diabetes, or other health problems may have to wait until these conditions are under control prior to surgery.

People who have had prior corneal refractive surgery are acceptable candidates for Crystalens implantation as long as their eye is in good health. Dr. Shultz and Dr. Chang can tell you more.

If you’ve already had cataract surgery, you’re not a candidate for the Crystalens procedure.

The Crystalens™ Experience

The Crystalens experience brings the details of your life into focus with the clarity of youth. Crystalens allows you to not lose sight of the things that are most important in your life, by giving you back the precision you had when you were younger. Start living life in the details. See the world the way you want to be seen.

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