The cataract will not return, as the lens has been removed.
The disadvantage is that the eye's ability to change focus (accommodate) has generally been reduced or eliminated, depending on the kind of lens implanted.
Ask your doctor about standard monofocal IOLs, multifocal IOLs, and Crystalens accommodating IOLs to see which is right for you.
During CLEAR, the crystalline lens is extracted and an IOL replaces it in a process that is very similar to cataract surgery: both involve lens replacement, local anesthesia, last approximately 30 minutes, and require making a small incision in the eye for lens insertion.
People recover from CLEAR surgery 1–7 days after the operation.
Surgeons annually implant more than 6 million lenses.
The procedure can be done under local anesthesia with the patient awake throughout the operation.
During this time, they should avoid strenuous exercise or anything else that significantly raises blood pressure.
They should visit their ophthalmologists regularly for several months to monitor the IOL implants.First, they are an alternative to LASIK, a form of eye surgery that does not work for people with serious vision problems.Effective IOL implants also entirely eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses post-surgery for most patients.The pseudophakic IOL provides the same light focusing function as the natural crystalline lens.The second type of IOL, more commonly known as a phakic intraocular lens (PIOL), is a lens which is placed over the existing natural lens and is used in refractive surgery to change the eye's optical power as a treatment for myopia (nearsightedness).This is to ensure that eye growth, which disrupts IOL lenses, will not occur post-surgery.