Are there any drawbacks to the Multi-focal implants?
One disadvantage is that you may require a slight refractive adjustment with a laser to improve your vision after the cataract surgery. There cannot be any residual near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism after the cataract surgery for the lenses to work optimally.
Another disadvantage is cost. While the fees associated with your actual cataract surgery are probably covered by your insurance or Medicare, the up-grade to a Multi-focal implant would not be. These extra fees are for the additional testing necessary before surgery, the added cost of the implant itself and any refractive adjustments required to optimize your vision after surgery. The added fees are about $2000 per eye. But if you really dislike glasses, wouldn't it be worth it to be able to read and drive without them?
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