Monofocal Intraocular Lenses

Monofocal intraocular lenses are the standard quality routine in cataract surgery

monofocal lenses implanted at Dr Khalil eye clinic in Cairo give best quality eyesight at one distance either near or far

Standard Monofocal lenses

are used in the majority of cataract procedures. Monofocal intraocular lenses have the advantage of excellent quality distance vision under a variety of lighting conditions. Since these lenses have a fixed focal point which is generally set for distance vision, reading glasses are typically required for good near vision. For patients willing to use reading glasses for near tasks, Dr Khalil recommends Monofocal intraocular lenses as an excellent choice.

Several million such lenses have been used for decades with excellent outcomes and safety record. Recent refinements in the optical quality of these lenses have allowed an even higher quality of vision than previously achievable. Monofocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) allow patients to see at distance, but not at near.:

  • Allows for excellent distance vision

  • Does not correct for near (reading) and may not correct for intermediate (computer) vision

  • You will most likely need glasses for reading and computer


In certain individuals, the brain can tolerate a difference of one-two degrees between both eyes:

  • Standard lenses are used in both eyes
  • The non-dominant eye is made to be near-sighted so reading and potentially computer vision (or vice versa) can be accomplished without glasses
  • One eye is clear for distance and the other eye is blurry for distance
  • Does not have significant side effects of glare and halo
  • May require an adjustment period as the brain learns how to use the two eyes with separate functions

Messages from patients of Dr Khalil Eye Clinic

Messages from some of Dr Khalil Eye Clinic friends, who had their eye operations done by Dr Ahmad Khalil