lens implant


lens implant
noun
a clear plastic lens that is implanted in the eye; usually done when the natural lens has been removed in a cataract operation
Hypernyms: ↑implant

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • accommodating lens implant — noun a lens implant containing a hinge that allows for both near and far vision (thus mimicking the natural lens of a young person) • Syn: ↑accommodating IOL • Hypernyms: ↑lens implant, ↑interocular lens implant, ↑IOL …   Useful english dictionary

  • multifocal lens implant — noun a type of lens implant that contains several rings with a common center and adjusts for near or far vision; the eye is in focus for near and far vision simultaneously • Syn: ↑multifocal IOL • Hypernyms: ↑lens implant, ↑interocular lens… …   Useful english dictionary

  • monofocal lens implant — noun a lens with a single focus that is used after cataract surgery to provide clear distance vision • Syn: ↑monofocal IOL • Hypernyms: ↑lens implant, ↑interocular lens implant, ↑IOL …   Useful english dictionary

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  • implant — n. 1) a drug (such as a subcutaneous hormone implant), a prosthesis (such as an artificial hip, an intraocular lens implant (see cataract), a breast implant, a cochlear implant, or an artificial heart implant), or a radioactive source (such as… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Brain implant — Brain implants, often referred to as neural implants, are technological devices that connect directly to a biological subject s brain usually placed on the surface of the brain, or attached to the brain s cortex. A common purpose of modern brain… …   Wikipedia

  • Intraocular lens — An intraocular lens (IOL) is an implanted lens in the eye, usually replacing the existing crystalline lens because it has been clouded over by a cataract, or as a form of refractive surgery to change the eye s optical power. It usually consists… …   Wikipedia