Cataract Surgery Types

Cataract Surgery improves quality of life greatly. At Optegra, we offer a range of intraocular lenses and want our patients to make an informed choice when undergoing cataract surgery. It’s important that you know what to expect when having cataract surgery, so we’ve outlined the different processes for you here.

What Are The Different Types Of Cataract Surgery?

There are three different types of intraocular lens forms offered by Optegra.

The three variations are:

1. Standard Cataract Surgery
2. Enhanced Cataract Surgery
3. Advanced Cataract surgery


What Is Standard Cataract Surgery?

Standard surgery involves implanting a monofocal intraocular lens. This lens is designed to focus for one distance, either near or far. The patient will then require spectacles for reading if they choose to get their far-sight corrected, or distance if they choose to get their near sight corrected.


What Is Enhanced Cataract Surgery?

Enhanced surgery is used to correct astigmatism. Astigmatism occurs when the eye is not completely spherical so light scatters as it enters the eye. Enhanced surgery uses a toric intraocular lens to correct the astigmatism so that light focuses in the correct place on the retina. A standard monofocal toric intraocular lens will correct either distance or near and astigmatism, whereas a toric multifocal intraocular lens will correct all distances and astigmatism.


What is Advanced Cataract Surgery?

Refractive surgery is more advanced than the standard procedure: this procedure replaces the natural lens with an advanced multi-focal intraocular lens. The multi-focal intraocular lens enables the patients to see more clearly at all distances (distance, intermediate (computer vision and near) and offers patients the opportunity to have the freedom from spectacles that they desire.

Book your free consultation or request a call back today to talk to one of our surgeons about which surgery would be best for you!

The differences between standard, enhanced and advanced cataract surgery
By Optegra

By Author: Amir Hamid

Mr. Amir Hamid is our Medical Director for Vision Correction and an expert refractive surgeon, based in London.