Crystalens® is an accommodative intraocular lens, used to treat cataracts. Once it is surgically installed, it works with the eye’s natural focusing ability, to help patients recover both near and far vision.
An accommodative lens uses a different technique to allow patients to see better without eyeglasses. These interocular lenses (IOLs) have design features that allow the eye’s cilliary muscles to move the IOL either forward or backward in the eye.
This movement of the lens allows the focus to change from near to far or back again, providing good vision up close and far away.