LALs are a good surgical tool for the surgeon as well as patients to have in case of inaccurate preoperative measurements (specially in specific groups of patients whose calculations may be prone to errors). However, with the new advanced and accurate measurements tools such as Lenstar® and IOL-Master-7® available at our surgical centers, LALs are becoming increasingly redundant.
Although light-adjustable lenses have numerous advantages, they may not be appropriate for all patients. LALs may not be appropriate for patients with certain eye problems, such as severe glaucoma or retinal damage. LALs may also be more costly than typical monofocal lenses and are not always covered by insurance.