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Getting to Know IOL Implants

In Cataracts by Anthony Farah, M.D.

IOL stands for intraocular lens. These clear lenses are implanted inside the eye to replace the eye’s natural lens when it becomes cloudy due to cataracts. IOLs were introduced in the 1940’s as the first device ever implanted in the human body, and today IOL implants are a standard component of cataracts surgery. IOL Surgery Candidates An IOL is most …