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Refractive Lens Exchange: IOL Options


 

Multifocal Lens: (Tecnis Multifocal and AcrySof ReSTOR)

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A multifocal IOL works by creating different focal points, at near, intermediate and far distances, allowing for a wide range of vision.  The vast majority of multifocal IOL patients experience freedom from glasses when driving, watching TV, using their cell phone, tablet and computer, as well as shopping, participating in sports, and reading magazines, books, and menus.  If you would like as much freedom from eyeglasses as possible, a Tecnis or ReSTOR multifocal IOL might be the choice for you.
TECNIS Multifocal

Acrysof ReSTOR Multifocal IOL

More Information:;
     TECNIS Multifocal IOL Patient Handout 
     Acrysof ReSTOR Multifocal IOL Patient Handout
   

 


 

Symfony Lens: (Symfony & Symfony Toric)

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The recent FDA approval of the TECNIS® Symfony Intraocular Lens (IOL) is great news for people with cataracts and have trouble reading or focusing on close objects (presbyopia/far-sighted). The Symfony lens is the first extended range of vision IOL to correct presbyopia and improve vision in people with cataracts, as well as improving far, intermediate, and near vision, with the decreased need for glasses or contact lens after cataract surgery.

TECNIS® Symfony IOL is the first presbyopia-correcting extended range of vision IOL. It delivers a continuous full range of high quality vision with reduced incidence of halos and glare compared to a multifocal IOL.

The Symfony lens is implanted into the eye during a normal cataract operation. In most cases recovery time is minimal, with patients able to return to their usual routine just 24 hours after surgery. Unlike traditional multifocal lenses, there is a low incidence of glare or halos with the Symfony lens.

The Symfony lens is approved in more than 50 countries around the world, and has been widely studied, with data from numerous clinical studies involving over 2,000 eyes. In clinical studies, the Symfony lens:

  • Provided seamless, day-to-night vision. Patients could see objects sharply and clearly at near, intermediate and far away distances, and points in between.
  • Provided high-quality vision. Some IOLs may leave patients with an inability to focus clearly due to competing wavelengths of light passing through the lens at different angles (known as chromatic aberration), or with vision that is not completely focused because of the shape of the lens (known as spherical aberration). The Symfony lens has been engineered to correct these issues.
  • Demonstrated a low incidence of halo and glare, which may be perceived as rings or blurring around bright lights. Glare and halo can sometimes affect an individual’s ability to drive at night or to perform other visual tasks.

Symfony IOL

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More Information:
        Patient Handout

 

 

   

 


 

Accommodating Lens: (Crystalens and Trulign)

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Accommodating lenses are designed to mimic the movement of the natural or crystalline lens of the eye. This movement allows many patients to focus at multiple distances.  Like the multifocal IOLs, the goal of an accommodating IOL is to create a wide range of vision without the need for eyeglasses. If you would like as much freedom from glasses as possible, a Crystalens or Trulign* accommodating IOL might be the choice for you.

*The Trulign IOL is designed to help patients with visually significant amount of astigmatism achieve clearer vision at multiple distances.


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Trulign

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More Information:
     Crystalens Accommodating IOL Patient Handout 
     Trulign Toric IOL Patient Handout
   

 


 

Lenses for Astigmatism: (AcrySof Toric and Tecnis Toric)
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Toric IOLs are designed to correct astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery, allowing for clear distance vision while greatly reducing or eliminating the need for eyeglasses.   If you have significant astigmatism which makes distance vision activities such as driving, sports, shopping, movies and television difficult without eyeglasses, a toric IOL may help provide the spectacle freedom from glasses you have been seeking.   Note:  Toric IOLs provide correction for distance, but you will likely still require reading glasses.
AcrySof Toric

TECNIS Toric

More Information:;
     AcrySof Toric IOL Patient Handout 
     TECNIS Toric IOL Patient Handout
   

 


 

Basic Lens: (Monofocal IOL)

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A basic IOL is designed to help improve vision at a single distance after cataract surgery. Glasses will be needed for many everyday tasks.  If you have no desire to minimize or eliminate the need for eyeglasses, this might be the best choice for you.


Monofocal IOL

 

 


 

Next Steps
If you are interested in learning whether or not Refractive Lens Exchange is right for you, please contact us at 321-722-4443 with questions or to schedule a screening with Dr. Jason Darlington.