Intraocular Lens Implant

Intraocular Lens Implant (IOLs) Surgery in Chicago, IL

At Kraff Eye Institute in Chicago, IL, your vision is our top priority. We specialize in intraocular lens implant (IOLs) surgery, a procedure that implants an artificial lens into the eye for vision correction. You can trust our skilled team to enhance your sight through this transformative intraocular lens surgery.

What Is Intraocular Lens (IOL)?

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are artificial lenses that are surgically implanted inside the eye to replace the eye's natural lens. They are commonly used to correct vision problems such as cataracts or refractive errors. The intraocular lens is designed to mimic the function of the natural lens, allowing light to properly focus on the retina for clear vision. These lenses are typically made from biocompatible materials and come in various types. Intraocular lens technology has made significant advances in recent years, offering improved visual outcomes and enhanced patient satisfaction.

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How Do IOL Implants Work?

During IOL surgery, the selection of an intraocular lens implant for vision correction is based on your current vision and your visual goals. This lens replaces the natural lens that has been removed and assumes the responsibility of receiving light entering the front of the eye and directing it precisely to the retina at the back of the eye. The retina then converts the incoming light rays into signals that travel through the optic nerve to the brain, where they are interpreted and translated into visual images. Through efficient light-focusing intraocular lens capabilities, intraocular lens technology can effectively address a wide range of vision problems, providing improvements for patients undergoing IOL surgery.

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Who Is a Candidate for IOLs?

Artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is used to treat various eye conditions, including cataracts, presbyopia, myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, providing significantly improved vision and reducing dependency on glasses or contact lenses. Candidates for IOLs (intraocular lenses) should have a stable eye prescription, good overall eye health, and realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure.

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Monofocal Intraocular Lens

Intraocular Lens Types

Monofocal Intraocular Lens

Monofocal intraocular lenses offer a single-focus lens implant, generally for distance vision.

Trifocal & Multifocal Intraocular Lens

These lenses offer multiple zones of vision, enhancing your sight at various distances.


Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) lenses provide an extended range of vision, improving both near and far sight.

Accommodating IOL

Accommodating IOLs are designed to shift focus, mimicking the eye's natural focusing and allowing for clearer vision at multiple distances.

Toric Intraocular Lens

Toric intraocular lenses are an astigmatism correction lens implant, specifically designed to correct this common refractive error.

What Are Advanced & Premium IOLs?

Advanced and premium lenses refer to a class of specialized custom lenses that offer enhanced vision correction beyond standard monofocal lenses. These lenses utilize advanced technology and are designed to provide improved visual outcomes and reduce the reliance on glasses or contact lenses. They are often considered an effective option for individuals undergoing cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange.

Here are some examples of premium IOL types:

  • Crystalens: This type of premium IOL is designed to mimic the natural focusing ability of the eye's crystalline lens. It provides a range of vision at various distances, allowing for improved near, intermediate, and distance vision.
  • AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal IOL: This multifocal IOL incorporates a unique optical design that allows for clear vision at multiple distances, reducing the need for glasses or contacts for near, intermediate, and distance vision.
  • TRULIGN™ Toric IOL: This toric IOL is specifically designed to address astigmatism, which is a common refractive error. It corrects both cataracts and astigmatism simultaneously, providing clear and crisp vision.

These advanced and premium IOL options provide patients with customized vision correction, tailored to their specific needs and visual requirements.

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IOL Treatment Process


Before having IOL surgery, the patient will undergo a comprehensive preoperative evaluation. This includes a detailed examination of the eyes, measurements of the eye's dimensions, and discussions about the procedure with the surgeon. The patient will receive instructions on any necessary preparations. Anesthesia options will be discussed, and the patient will have the opportunity to ask questions and address any concerns before proceeding with the surgery.

IOL Surgery

During the IOL surgery, several steps are involved in the intraocular lens implant procedure:

  1. The patient is typically given local anesthesia to numb the eye and ensure comfort during the procedure.
  2. A small incision is made in the cornea, providing access to the lens capsule.
  3. The natural lens is carefully removed, creating space for intraocular lens insertion.
  4. The selected intraocular lens is inserted and positioned inside the eye.
  5. The incision is usually self-sealing, eliminating the need for stitches.
  6. The IOL implantation procedure typically takes less than an hour to complete, ensuring minimal disruption to the patient's schedule.
Lens Implant Recovery

Intraocular Lens Implant Recovery & Results

Following the IOL surgery, the patient can expect a period of recovery and adjustment. During this time:

  • Some mild discomfort or blurred vision may be experienced initially, but should gradually improve.
  • The surgeon will provide specific instructions on post-operative care, including the use of prescribed eye drops or medications to aid healing and prevent infection.
  • Regular follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor the healing process and ensure optimal results.

Over time, the patient will notice a significant improvement in their vision, with enhanced clarity and reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The full effects of the IOL implants will become more apparent as the eyes continue to heal and adjust.

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Don't wait any longer to improve your vision. Contact our skilled IOL surgeons in Chicago today and take the first step toward a brighter future!

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Why Choose Kraff Eye Institute for IOL Surgery in Chicago?

Modern Technologies

At Kraff Eye Institute, we utilize state-of-the-art technologies during IOL surgery to ensure the highest level of precision and optimize visual outcomes. From advanced diagnostic tools to innovative surgical techniques, our commitment to staying at the forefront of intraocular lens technology allows us to provide our patients with the latest advancements in vision correction.

Experienced Surgeon

When it comes to your vision, experience matters. Our team of skilled and experienced surgeons at Kraff Eye Institute have performed numerous IOL surgeries with great success. With their expertise and specialized training in ophthalmic procedures, you can trust that you are in capable hands. Rest assured, our surgeons will guide you through every step of the process, prioritizing your safety and satisfaction.

Convenient Location

Located in Chicago, Kraff Eye Institute offers the convenience of a central location for your IOL surgery needs. We understand the importance of accessibility, and our easily accessible facility ensures that you can receive exceptional eye care without having to travel long distances. Experience the convenience of receiving top-notch IOL surgery right here in the heart of the Chicago Loop.

Our IOL Surgeon

Specializing In Refractive Eye Surgeries For Over 25 Years

Dr. Colman Kraff has been at the forefront of eye surgery, he is one of the most experienced and reputable eye surgeons in the Midwest. Dr. Kraffs commitment to advancements in technology, personally participating in many FDA clinical trials, has allowed him to deliver superior results, while maintaining the highest levels of safety.

Dr. Kraff is a Chicago native, he enjoys running and photography. He is happiest when spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

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Intraocular Lens Implant Cost & Financing

The cost of intraocular lens implant surgery can vary depending on several factors, including the type of lens chosen and the location where the procedure is performed. On average, the cost of the surgery can range from $2,500 to $5,000 per eye. Factors such as surgeon's fees, facility charges, pre-operative evaluations, post-operative care, and any additional tests or medications can also contribute to the overall cost. It's recommended to consult with an ophthalmologist or eye care specialist to obtain a more accurate estimate and explore financing options, such as insurance coverage or payment plans, to help manage the cost of intraocular lens implantation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the IOL implantation painful?

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During IOL implantation, local anesthesia is typically administered, ensuring a painless procedure. Some patients may experience minor discomfort or pressure, but it is generally well-tolerated.

How long do multifocal lenses last?

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Multifocal lenses have a durable design and can last for many years. However, the longevity of the lens may vary for each individual, depending on factors such as eye health, lifestyle, and any age-related changes that may occur over time.

Are there risks and side effects from IOL implantation?

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While IOL implantation is generally safe, some common side effects may include temporary blurry vision, dry eyes, glare, or halos around lights. These effects usually resolve as the eyes adjust and heal. Serious complications are rare but can include infection, inflammation, or problems with the lens position.

Can each eye have a different multifocal IOL?

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Yes, it is possible to have different multifocal IOLs implanted in each eye. This approach, known as monovision, can provide a customized solution to address varying visual needs, such as correcting near vision in one eye and distance vision in the other.

What happens if I need my multifocal lens removed?

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In some cases, if a multifocal lens needs to be removed due to complications or patient dissatisfaction, it can be replaced with a different type of lens or a monofocal lens. Your eye doctor will evaluate your specific situation and discuss the available options for lens replacement, if necessary.