When choosing intraocular lenses (IOLs), patient expectations and patient selection are the primary components in achieving satisfactory visual outcomes after cataract surgery.
Because of advances in IOL technology and cataract surgery, patients are more demanding regarding the visual outcomes. However, those expectations should be handled during discussions with the patient regarding their ocular status and the type of IOL (i.e., standard or premium IOL) that best satisfies their visual needs.
Rosa Braga-Mele, MD, FRCSC, addressed the important considerations when discussing potential IOL implantation with her patients. Dr. Braga-Mele is professor of ophthalmology, University of Toronto; director of cataract surgery, Kensington Eye Institute; and director of professionalism and bio-medical ethics, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Toronto.