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Glued IOL

When the capsular support is not present, the intraocular lens is placed in the normal anatomical position using glue, restoring the optics of the eye.


What are the symptoms of Glued IOL?

Traumatic Cataract, Aphakia, any complications during Cataract surgery, Subluxated Cataracts, Subluxated or Dislocated IOLs.

An Overview of the Different Types of Intraocular Lenses.

IOLs, or intraocular lenses, are artificial lenses that replace your natural lens to create a uniform curve from the center of your eye to the margins or periphery of your vision. There are three kinds of IOLs available: monofocal, multifocal, and toric.

The best IOL for you is determined by the level of focus required for your specific treatment. We have provided a brief overview of four IOL lens types used in IOL surgery below:


  1. Monofocal IOLs

One of the most commonly used options for correcting poor vision is monofocal intraocular lenses. These lenses only sharpen one focal point (near, far, or intermediate). It is not, however, used to treat astigmatism.

Most monofocal IOLs are used to improve distance vision. Near-sighted vision tasks may still require the use of “reader” glasses in such cases. Monofocal IOLs, on the other hand, may be a good choice for people who have:

  • Cataracts in both the eyes
  • These IOLs can be used for macular degeneration, which is an eye condition that creates blurry vision.
  • A limited budget which is mostly covered by the insurance plan.


  1. Multifocal

Because they correct close, intermediate, and distance focus at the same time, multifocal intraocular lenses are thought to be the most useful of all lenses. Most multifocal IOLs require an adequate adjustment period because the brain must be optimally trained to pick up on the required vision information for either near or distant objects.

Many people choose multifocal lenses, which have two distinct settings for each eye (near and distant). The brain frequently combines and modifies both fields of vision to create a single image. Because each eye must function independently, this option is not suitable for everyone.

If you’re looking for a solution to any of the following issues, multifocal lenses may be the way to go:

  • If you are suffering from age-related farsightedness or presbyopia.
  • If you want to free yourself of contact lenses and glasses.
  • If both your eyes have the good visual capability.
  • This setting, however, may cause issues like depth perception and problems with night vision.

2. Toric

Toric lenses can aid in the treatment of astigmatism and distance focus. Astigmatism is caused by an unevenly shaped cornea, and it frequently results in blurred vision. To put it simply, toric IOLs are specifically designed to correct the asymmetry caused by astigmatism.

Toric lenses differ from multifocal and monofocal lenses in the following ways:

  • Toric lenses contain specific peripheral indicators that help with accurate astigmatism correction.
  • Toric lenses do not raise the risk of complications that arise from cataract surgery (such as eye inflammation or light sensitivity)
  • On the other hand, it is imperative to keep in mind that a misaligned toric IOL can result in hazy vision that is difficult to rectify with glasses.

3. Phakic Lenses

To put it simply, phakic lenses are ICLs rather than IOLs. Phakic ICLs leave the natural lens undisturbed and intact. A phakic ICL is a clear lens that is surgically inserted behind the iris in front of the natural lens to correct severe to moderate near-sightedness.

This implant allows light to focus precisely on the retina without the need for additional corrective eyewear. People who are too nearsighted for LASIK or photorefractive keratectomy should consider a phakic ICL.

What are the benefits of Glued IOL?

  • The IOL is placed in the normal anatomical position 
  • The stability of the IOL is good
  • This procedure brings the eye back to 90% normal 

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