Insurance considers cataract surgery medically necessary and will provide coverage for surgery on visually significant cataracts with an implantation of a monofocal (single focus) intraocular lens (IOL) implant. Now there are lens options available that can provide more range of focus from distance to near (reading). These “elective” lens implant options are in addition to what insurance will cover with a traditional cataract removal surgery and typically have out-of-pocket fees associated with them.

Dr. Chu was the first in the Twin Cities area and Minnesota to offer Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery with the VICTUS Femtosecond Laser. He is an international leader in cataract surgery with a focus on personalized patient experience. For more than 20 years, he has been performing cataract surgery in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding areas.  


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Crystalens IOL

The Crystalens® accommodating intraocular lens (IOL) is designed to correct a wider range of vision following cataract surgery. More About Crystalens IOL Procedures

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Tecnis Symfony IOL

The Tecnis® Symfony Extended Range intraocular lens (IOL) is the first and only Extended Depth of Focus presbyopia-correcting IOL that provides continuous, high-quality vision at any distance following cataract removal surgery. More About Tecnis Symfony IOL Procedures


AcrySof Toric IOL

At the time of cataract surgery, the surgeon typically implants a monofocal (single focus) intraocular lens (IOL). Patients with astigmatism… More About AcrySof Toric IOL Procedures

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Tecnis Multifocal IOL

The Tecnis® Multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) is designed to provide patients with a range of focus at near and far to lessen spectacle dependence following cataract removal surgery. More About Tecnis Multifocal IOL Procedures

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AcrySof ReSTOR IOL

The AcrySof® ReSTOR® multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) is designed to help patients see in multiple ranges of vision from close to distance following cataract surgery. More About AcrySof ReSTOR IOL Procedures

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