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IMPLANT COMPARISON CHART
Thank you for considering cataract surgery with Dr. Scott Jaben. As you know, there are two choices of intraocular lens implants: monofocal and multifocal. We hope this comparison chart is helpful as you decide which lens is right for you.
MONOFOCAL
TYPE
MULTIFOCAL
(ReSTOR / ReZOOM)
Traditional implant choice with most cataract surgery; may be used with monovision
SUMMARY
Technology invented for patients interested in eliminating or decreasing dependence on glasses
At least 90% need glasses
for near; variable need
for distance
POSTOPERATIVE
GLASSES
At least 80% are completely spectacle independent for both distance and near
moderate 5%
severe 2%
GLARE / HALOS AT NIGHT
moderate 20%
severe 5%
NO
REQUIRES BOTH
EYES TO WORK
YES
minimal more with monovision
BRAIN
ADAPTATION
YES up to 90 days
90 days
POSTOPERATIVE
CARE COVERED
90 days
Coverage as usual as long
as criteria met for
individual plan; no extra charges for implant
INSURANCE
COVERAGES
Surgery covered as usual for surgical services but "deluxe" device implant
not fully covered
OPTIONS if vision without glasses remains blurry after surgery:
(1) Glasses (2) Contact lenses (3) Implant exchange surgery (4) Laser Vision Correction surgery (LASIK)

*** none of the above covered by original implant surgery fees

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