E. Joseph Nadji, MD
Ophthalmologist & Cornea Specialist located in Santa Monica, CA
Dr. Nadji is a top-rated ophthalmologist in Southern California, providing premium lenses, specifically Multiforic/ Toric lenses, to men and women undergoing cataract surgery so they can enjoy the best possible vision once their surgery is complete.
Multifocal / Toric Lens Implant
What are Multifocal / Toric lens implants?
Lens implants are also known as intraocular lenses, or IOLs, and they're the lenses that are used to replace your cloudy natural lens following cataract surgery. Monofocal lenses provide clear vision at one distance only, meaning patients must wear glasses to achieve the full range of vision. Multifocal premium lenses are FDA approved and indicated for patients wishing to correct near, intermediate, and distance vision after cataract surgery, giving increased spectacle independence. These lenses today are personalized to your lifestyle, whether you are an avid reader, a computer and smartphone user, or looking for your golf ball on the fairway. These premium lenses require a full ophthalmic examination checking for astigmatism along the health of the retina. Dr. Nadji will discuss these lenses in detail with you, going over the different options available along with alternatives.
What is astigmatism and can premium Toric IOLs address it?
When the cornea has an irregular shape, it is called corneal astigmatism. Dr. Nadji will measure your astigmatism in the office with a machine called a corneal topographer. As a result of astigmatism, your vision for both near and far objects appears blurry or distorted.
People can be born with astigmatism — in fact, most people probably are born with some degree of astigmatism. Astigmatism can be corrected at the time of cataract surgery through different options. The first option is with glasses postoperatively. Option 2 includes incisions at the time of cataract surgery either manually or with the use of a precise laser. The final option for patients with astigmatism is the use of a Toric premium intraocular lens. This lens adds no time to the cataract procedure and increases your chance for spectacle independence at distance. Dr. Nadji will discuss your astigmatism and go over all the possible options.
What if I have cataracts in both eyes?
When it comes to lens selection, each eye will be evaluated separately and together to ensure the lenses you receive are the best for your needs. Surgery is performed in one eye at a time usually 2-3 weeks apart.
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Words from our patients
"Dr. N displayed fantastic bedside manner & answered all my questions. Surgery was quick & painless. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking laser vision correction."
"Dr. Nadji was very professional and welcoming, and made time to listen to me. I recommend this physician if you are looking for a kind and knowledgable ophthalmologist!"