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I’m 64, have the start of cataracts but want to loose my mulitfocals. What’s best for me?

Q: I’m 64 years old and wish to be free of my multifocal glasses. I’ve been told I have the start of cataracts. What is my best option to achieve this? – Sandra

A: The appropriate intervention is a cataract extraction. I would aim to implant a Restor Intraocular Lens that will allow you to have both eyes corrected for distance and to still read with both eyes together without glasses. This solution offers terrific vision and allows you to retain your fine depth perception. It is a permanent fix which would remain stable over time.


  1. David Lim

    Posted on: Sunday, 10 October 2011 at 7:30 am

    Hello James? I have right cobjunctivitis – I think – and am treating with Ciloxan. Pain better after half a day but visual acuity is dowb on the right. What shall I do?

    • drgenge

      Posted on: Friday, 10 October 2011 at 1:09 pm

      Hi David,
      A multifocal intraocular lens will give you both eyes for distance and both for near without glasses which allows you to maintain fine depth perception. It can also correct for astigmatism. This is a permanent correction.
      kind regards

  2. Christine

    Posted on: Monday, 07 July 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Dear Dr James,
    I am a 58 year old female. Virtually the same prescription for the past 40 years for short sightedness. I am wearing multi focal glasses which I remove when reading my mobile, a book, or hand sewing (as I find this more comfortable and with more clarity). I do need my glasses for the computer. I have started wearing hearing aids and find that the “on off” action of my glasses interferes with my hearing aids, dislodging them and thus causing them to fall off. I think I am too old for laser correction and may be too young for cataract removal? Thank you in advance. regards, Christine

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