Dick (2005) stated that the potential clinical benefits of accommodative IOL technology for both cataract patients and refractive patients may place accommodative IOLs in a competitive position with multi-focal IOL technology.
Cataracts may result in progressive loss of vision.
Slit-lamp examination provides more details about the character, location, and extent of the opacity.
One specialized ophthalmologic service is frequently needed prior to cataract surgery in routine cases.
Aetna considers aspheric monofocal posterior chamber IOLs medically necessary for aphakia (e.g., Acry Sof IQ IOL (Alcon Surgical, Fort Worth, TX), Alcon CZ70BD, SN6CWS, Tecnis (Z9000, Z9001, Z9002, ZA9003, Abbott Medical Optics, Santa Ana, CA), Sof Port AO IOL (Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, NY), Sofport LI61AO, Akreos AO Aspheric IOL (Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, NY), Akreos SA 060, Hoya PY-60AD (Hoya Surgical Optics Gmb H, Frankfurt, Germany), Abbott ZLB00, Tecnis AMO Aspheric IOL ZCB00 (Abbott Medical Optics, Santa Ana, CA), and Acrysof IQ SN60WS (Alcon Surgical, Fort Worth, TX)).