What is intraocular lens replacement?

An intraocular lens is a tiny, artificial lens that bends (refracts) light rays that enter the eye, helping you see. An intraocular lens is what replaces the eye's natural lens, which is removed during cataract surgery.

Is intraocular lens replacement safe?

Yes, intraocular lens replacement is completely safe if it’s performed by an experienced surgeon in the appropriate surgery environment. Most patients can even see well the next day, but vision does tend to fluctuate for several weeks.

Is intraocular lens replacement the same as cataract surgery?

Technically, it is the exact same surgical procedure. However, cataract surgery occurs when your lens is no longer healthy, meaning the lens is dense and cloudy, impairing your vision. Lens replacement surgery implies that your lens is still healthy, but you have opted for it to be replaced in lieu of another vision correction procedure, such as LASIK.