Definitions of IOL
  1. noun
    a clear plastic lens that is implanted in the eye; usually done when the natural lens has been removed in a cataract operation
    synonyms: interocular lens implant, lens implant
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    accommodating IOL, accommodating lens implant
    a lens implant containing a hinge that allows for both near and far vision (thus mimicking the natural lens of a young person)
    monofocal IOL, monofocal lens implant
    a lens with a single focus that is used after cataract surgery to provide clear distance vision
    multifocal IOL, multifocal lens implant
    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
    type of:
    a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
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