Cataract Surgery in Boston- Premium IOLs
Dr. Ernest Kornmehl

What is a Cataract?

Catarct Surgery in Boston, MA

A cataract is a clouding of the lens behind the iris and the pupil that develops due to aging. Many Boston cataracts patients experience glare, blurred vision and/or sensitivity to light when they first develop a cataract. If left untreated, the condition could lead to vision loss as the clouding worsens. The time to have cataract surgery is when your vision gets to the level where it is affecting your quality of life. This level of vision loss varies from patient to patient and is best determined by both you and Dr. Kornmehl, a renowned Boston cataract surgery specialist. Patients who believe they may have a cataract should contact Dr. Kornmehl of Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates to receive an evaluation and determine if they are a good candidate for the procedure. Cataract surgery is one of the most successful surgical procedures performed in the United States, with more than 90 percent of patients regaining 20/20 vision post-operation.

What are Premium IOLs?

Dr. Kornmehl has years of experience performing cataract surgery, and offers cataracts Boston patients the option of undergoing the procedure with premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs).

Patients can choose to undergo surgery with traditional or premium IOLs. Traditional IOLs, also referred to as monofocal IOLs, correct vision for one distance only. Patients can improve near, intermediate, or distance vision. Cataract surgery patients who receive a monofocal IOL may still need to wear corrective eyewear to see at certain distances. Premium IOLs allow patients to see at all distances, without corrective eyewear. In addition, these intraocular lenses, can improve other vision conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia and astigmatism.

The team at Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates offers three of the leading IOLs, including:


Crystalens is the first and only FDA-approved monofocal IOL that improves a patient’s vision at a variety of distances. Unlike traditional IOLs, Crystalens moves with the eye's muscles to improve eyesight and seamlessly transition focus from objects near to far, and vice versa. The Crystalens IOL has also been used successfully to significantly improve reading vision.

ReStor Lens

The ReStor lens is a multifocal lens approved by the FDA that improves vision in a variety of distances. It significantly improves reading vision as well as distance vision.


Patients who struggle with cataracts and astigmatism can greatly improve their vision with Toric IOLs, one of the only premium IOLs available that successfully treats astigmatism. The Toric lens’ aspheric design makes it possible to reduce corneal astigmatism, as well as enhance distance vision with this one lens.

The Cataract Surgery Experience with Dr. Kornmehl

Dr. Ernest Kornmehl is a leading refractive surgeon and has tremendous experience in treating cataracts patients. Dr. Kornmehl is proud to offer the most advanced premium IOLs to his patients, and is dedicated to restoring their vision safely and comfortably. Under his compassionate care, countless cataract surgery Boston patients have been successfully treated and achieved excellent vision.

To learn more about cataract surgery in Boston with Dr. Kornmehl, please contact his office at (877) 870-2010 to schedule a consultation.

In addition to being regarded as a leading cataract surgeon in Boston and the metropolitan area, Dr. Kornmehl is frequently sought after by patients suffering from refractive vision errors such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. He has helped thousands of LASIK patients eliminate their dependency on prescription vision correction. He is also frequently sought after to help patients with dry eye problems.

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