HyperDic: lens_implant

English > 1 sense of the expression lens implant:
NOUNartifactlens implant, interocular lens implant, IOLa clear plastic lens that is implanted in the eye
English > lens implant: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA clear plastic lens that is implanted in the eye; usually done when the natural lens has been removed in a cataract operation.
Synonymsinterocular lens implant, IOL
Narroweraccommodating lens implant, accommodating IOLA lens implant containing a hinge that allows for both near and far vision (thus mimicking the natural lens of a young person)
monofocal lens implant, monofocal IOLA lens with a single focus that is used after cataract surgery to provide clear distance vision
multifocal lens implant, multifocal IOLA type of lens implant that contains several rings with a common center and adjusts for near or far vision
BroaderimplantA prosthesis placed permanently in tissue

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