Cataract Surgery - Toronto Eye Surgery Centre

Toronto Eye Surgery Centre

Toronto Eye Surgery Centre
2345 Yonge Street, Suite 212, Edison Building
Toronto , Ontario , M4P 2E5 Canada
Fax: 416-545-0049


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Cataract Surgery & Services

Lenses Used: Intraocular Lens (AcrySOF Restore / ReZoom / Tecnis)

Lens Used for Cataract (CAT) Surgery
Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are small silicone or plastic lenses used to replace the clouded lens removed during cataract surgery. IOLs are about 5-6 mm in diameter, and are either foldable or non-foldable. For non-foldable lenses, the surgeon will make a long incision along the side of the eye and insert the lens. For foldable lenses, a smaller incision will be made, and the lens will be inserted and unfolded inside the eye. At our Toronto centre, we use only foldable lenses, as these result in a much quicker healing time with less astigmatism.

You can choose to have your natural lens replaced with a monofocal IOL, which corrects your vision at one distance (near, intermediate, or far), a toric lens, which corrects for astigmatism, or a multifocal IOL, which corrects your vision at all distances simultaneously.

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) and Correction of Presbyopia
In Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) surgery, the natural lens of your eye is removed, even before you develop a cataract, and replaced with a multifocal intraocular lens. This type of lens corrects your vision at near, intermediate, and far distances simultaneously, restoring your ability to change focus from one distance to another without corrective eyewear.

Lens Used in Cataract Surgery and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are small silicone or plastic lenses used to replace the natural lens of your eye. IOLs are about 5-6 mm in diameter, and can be foldable or non-foldable, though non-foldable lenses are rarely used. IOL's can be used to correct farsightedness, nearsightedness, and presbyopia and lessen the need for glasses after surgery.

Multifocal Intraocular Lens
The natural lens of your eye can be replaced with a multifocal IOL which allows you to see clearly at near, intermediate, and far distances simultaneously without having to rely on glasses or contacts for more tasks. There are a variety of multifocal lenses available and are described below; consult your eye doctor for the one that is best for you.

Alcon ReSTOR® Intraocular Lens


The Alcon ReSTOR® intraocular lens is an exciting alternative to monfocal lenses. This bifocal IOL reduces the need for eyewear such as bifocals or reading glasses.

  Cataract Surgery Lenses

Intraocular Lens Treatment
A Monofocal lens as
it appears in an eye


The Alcon ReSTOR® IOL contains lighting technology that leaves natural colors unaltered and quality of vision unaffected in any light. The mild yellow tint on the lens will filter out short-wavelength blue light, believed to be protective against aging changes of the retina. Other advantages include restoration of a full range of vision and the ability to easily read small type.

Click here to view the ReSTOR® brochure


AMO ReZoom Intra-ocular Lens

This lens is a multifocal lens. This means that it will restore close up, intermediate and distance vision. The lens is excellent for people who need mid and long distance vision.


AMO Tecnis Multifocal lens
Similar to the ReSTOR lens, it is also a bifocal lens, excellent for close up and distance vision

This is an excellent choice for people with astigmatism. It is very accurate at correcting this and can result in excellent vision without glasses for distance.

Discuss the advantages and risks of the above IOL’s with your doctor to determine if this lens is right for you.