In a young eye, accommodation is essentially instantaneous and effortless.As the eye ages, the lens becomes less flexible, causing the loss of near vision that is the hallmark sign of presbyopia in people over age 40.
Currently, Crystalens and Trulign Toric IOLs are the only FDA-approved presbyopia-correcting IOLs for cataract surgery that improve near vision by a focusing process called accommodation.
During cataract surgery, a circular opening is cut in the anterior part of the lens capsule so the surgeon can remove the eye's natural lens that has become cloudy. The peripheral and posterior portions of the lens capsule are left intact, forming a partially open "bag" that the intraocular lens is positioned within to restore focusing power to the eye.
All IOLs have a central optical zone, with peripheral "legs" (called haptics) that secure the lens implant inside the lens capsule.
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