Accommodating intraocular lenses cataract surgery
Providers should ensure that governance structures are in place to review, authorise and monitor the introduction of new devices and procedures.Commissioners and providers have a responsibility to promote an environmentally sustainable health and care system and should assess and reduce the environmental impact of implementing NICE recommendations wherever possible.Most patients choosing a monofocal lens choose to have good distance focus, and use reading glasses to help with near vision tasks.
With monofocal IOLs, the lens bends the light so that it will form a focus point on the retina of the eye.
The guidance does not override the individual responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer.
All problems (adverse events) related to a medicine or medical device used for treatment or in a procedure should be reported to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency using the Yellow Card Scheme.
By moving forward in the back of the eye on small hinges, the lens can change its power in the eye, similar to the process of accommodation of the eye’s natural lens.
An example of an accommodating lens is the Crystalens.