2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
13 Refractive Surgery
Chapter 8: Intraocular Refractive Surgery
Monofocal Intraocular Lenses
For some patients, the best IOL choice for implantation at the time of RLE is a monofocal IOL. There are a variety of IOL choices and styles available, and all are utilized in routine cataract surgery as well (see BCSC Section 11, Lens and Cataract, for more detail). Patients without significant corneal astigmatism who desire best distance vision only, or individuals who have tolerated monovision well in the past and want it re-created after cataract surgery, are generally the best candidates for monofocal IOL implantation.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 13 - Refractive Surgery. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.