• Can I get IOLs with prism correction?


    Question:

    I am 70 years old and have had prescription glasses with prisms for double vision for almost 50 years. I have very slight cataracts that do not require surgery now. However, could I have lens replacement surgery with lenses that have prisms?


    Answer:

    Unfortunately, there are no intraocular lenses (IOLs) that have prism in them. Depending on how much prism you have, eye muscle surgery can eliminate the need for prism in some cases.