Advanced Cataract Surgery
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A wide range of replacement lenses are available to cataract patients, each offering different advantages for post-surgery vision. The most effective lens to use depends on the patient’s individual preferences and goals for their vision. The lenses eliminate the need for glasses or contacts after cataract surgery, providing most patients with convenient, effective results for their specific vision conditions.
IOL: Premium Lens – Overview
How do you pick the right IOLs?
There are several factors that we consider when helping patients choose the most appropriate IOL for their needs. Some of the common guidelines to consider as you make your choice include:
Some insurance companies only cover certain lenses, such as the monofocal IOL. While insurance does not entirely dictate which lens you choose, some patients do prefer to stay within their parameters.
There are several lifestyle factors one may wish to consider as they choose their IOL. These include:
- Use of digital devices that requires vision to be crisp, clear, and adaptable.
- Preference regarding eyeglasses. An IOL may reduce the need for eyeglasses up close or for distance vision. A patient may need to decide how much they want to rely on additional eyewear.
- Night driving. Some IOL options may have a higher instance of halos or glares around lights. This can be disruptive for the person who often drives in dim light or at night.
Advances have brought more options in lens replacement. Today, people with astigmatism have a greater chance of reducing or eliminating their need for eyeglasses with the right IOL. Astigmatism is the structural condition in which the front surface of the eye is oddly curved rather than perfectly round. The toric IOL is made to correct this.
When do you need a lens replacement?
What are IOLs made of?
Benefits Of The Tecnis Multifocal
Technis multifocal was designed to provide cataract surgery patients with a high-quality vision similar to that of a younger person. The Technis IOL is meant to improve functional vision – the ability to see objects in varying light conditions – especially at night and twilight and in rain, snow and fog. This means improved night vision and reduction of spherical aberrations, an undesirable scattering of light that is a common side effect of cataract surgery.
Unlike other multifocal IOLs, Technis multifocal provides the following benefits:
- Excellent vision at all distances
- Excellent vision at all light levels
- 90 percent of Tecnis Multifocal IOL patients do not require reading glasses
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The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL is an intraocular lens that provides good near, intermediate and distance vision for patients who want to significantly decrease their dependence on glasses or contacts after undergoing cataract surgery.
Benefits Of The ReSTOR IOL
The biconvex optic of the ReSTOR IOL is shaped during a process known as apodized diffraction. Apodized diffraction provides the patient with an increased depth of focus.
Unlike other IOLs that are made of silicone or hard plastic, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL is a soft, foldable acrylic lens.
There is no need for stitches because a smaller incision is made in the eye.
The ReSTOR IOL corrects for both cataracts and presbyopia.
The implant filters blue light without affecting the quality of vision.
Intraocular lenses are used during cataract surgery to replace the damaged lens of the eye with an implant that clears up and corrects vision, oftentimes leaving patients with little to no dependence on glasses.
Up until now, patients with astigmatism did not have the same opportunities that other cataract patients have had in correcting their condition with the types of lenses that were available. Typically, the astigmatic patient would need an additional surgical procedure, such as refractive surgery or LASIK, to correct their vision after the procedure. If the patient did not want to undergo another surgical procedure, the only option for correction would be the use of either contact lenses or glasses to address their astigmatism.
Toric Lenses are able to accommodate for the condition of astigmatism. Toric Lenses are specially designed to correct astigmatism along with overall vision during cataract surgery, offering complete vision correction.
IOL: Toric Lens – Overview
Symfony & Symfony Toric Lens
First and only presbyopia-correcting extended range of vision IOL. It delivers a continuos, full range of high quality vision with incidence of halos and glare comparable to a monofocal IOL. It is available in both Non-toric version and a Toric version for patients with antigmatism.
Benefits Of Symfony & Symfony Toric IOL
The Proprietary diffractive echelette design feature introduces a novel pattern of light diffraction that elongates the focus of the eye resulting in an extended range of vision.
The proprietary achromatic technology corrects chromatic aberration for enhanced contrast sensitivity. Correction of corneal chromatic aberration results in a sharper focus of light. When combined with correction of spherical aberration, it increases retinal image quality, without negatively affecting depth of focus.