Implant Choice

When the natural lens is removed during refractive lens exchange it must be replaced with an artificial intraocular lens. Intraocular lenses are technologically advanced lenses that can be injected into the eye through keyhole small incisions. The choice of lens depends on the patient’s individual prescription and visual needs.

There is the option for lenses that correct only distance vision or near vision (monofocal), lenses that help with distance and near vision (trifocals/multifocal/extended depth of focus ), and lenses that correct astigmatism (toric). Mr Maurino will discuss these options with you and help you decide the best choice of lens for your needs. You can be reassured that only the highest quality lenses from established companies are used by us.

Conventional IOLs – monofocal

Conventional lenses have a uniform focus and provide excellent image quality but have a limited range of focus. It is very useful to be able to see clearly at a range of distances after surgery, and surgeons using conventional lenses commonly aim for a spread of focus between the two eyes so that the two eyes, working together, have a greater depth of focus. This strategy is called blended monovision. Typically, for patients with good vision in both eyes, the aim is to achieve a clear focus for one eye in the distance and the other at arm’s length. This helps to minimise spectacle dependence for most activities. However, reading glasses are normally still useful for prolonged reading or very fine print, and a distance prescription may be preferred for some activities – especially in low lighting conditions (e.g. theatre, cinema, night driving).

PREMIUM LENSES: Trifocals-Multifocal-Extended depth of Focus (EDoF) and Toric IOLs (presbyopia-correcting IOLs)

These lens implants are well tolerated and provide enhanced spectacle independence, allowing good unaided vision for both distance, computer and reading. However, whilst premium IOLs produce a greater depth of focus than conventional lenses, there can be a compromise on image quality. Some patients can be troubled by dysphothopsia – light scatter symptoms  (e.g. glare and haloes) and therefore premium IOLs may not be the right choice if you do a lot of night driving. At your consultation, Mr Maurino who has published extensively in the fields of premium lenses  will be in  an unique position to advice you on  IOLs choice. 

Toric IOLs (for the correction of astigmatism)

Toric IOLs are used to correct astigmatism on the cornea. Toric IOLs are inserted at a specific position within the eye and are very effective at correcting up to 8 dioptres of astigmatism. Mr Maurino uses Toric IOL routinely and has published extensively on the subject. Best results are achieved in patients with at least 1.5 D of corneal astigmatism.

Why to choose Mr Maurino at Moorfields Eye Hospital

At Moorfields Eye Hospital you have access to the most advanced cataract surgery technology and lens technology for your cataract surgery.

Mr Maurino is the Director of the Cataract Service and a Seniors Consultant Eye Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital where he specialises in cornea, cataract and laser eye surgery. Mr Maurino has performed more than thirty thousand cataract procedures and he is able to offer a unique expertise and experience coupled by a comprehensive approach to deliver excellent results.

Having your cataract surgery privately with Mr Maurino at Moorfields Eye Hospital gives you the peace of mind that your surgery will be carried out to give you the best chance of having a superb result.

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