Is Crystalens Right for Me?

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Can the Crystalens surgery help treat my presbyopia?

Is Crystalens Right for Me?

Crystalens is a treatment for cataracts, which often occur with presbyopia. While crystalens is not specifically approved to treat presbyopia alone, the Crystalens is designed to address the chief problem of presbyopic people -- the inability to change the focus of the eye at different distances.

Crystalens is different from other intraocular implants because, its makers say, it revives the eye's ability to focus at short, middle, and long distances.

If you are on Medicare, you should know that a 2005 ruling allows cataract patients to receive the Crystalens, but makes them pay the difference in cost between the Crystalens and more traditional treatment.

   

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