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Your ophthalmologist offers modern intraocular lenses (IOLs) in various optical designs for cataract treatment.
Monofocal intraocular lenses (standard IOLs) are the most common standard way of treating cataracts. They are generally covered in full by statutory health insurance (please note coverage may vary by region).
Generally, a standard cataract operation will correct short-sightedness and long-sightedness, so you will no longer need distance glasses.
If you have other visual disorders alongside cataracts, it may make sense to have a lens with additional functions implanted as part of your cataract surgery: e.g. a comfort lens with depth of field or a lens that can also correct astigmatism and/or presbyopia.
Which lens is best suited to you as part of your cataract surgery depends on the condition of your eyes, your individual situation (e.g. whether you have an active lifestyle and exercise a lot) and your budget. Your ophthalmologist will be happy to advise you.