In similar fashion to LASIK, femtosecond laser technology is bringing new levels of safety, accuracy, and predictability to cataract surgery.
It is exciting to offer the level of precision and care to refractive cataract patients that LASIK patients have benefitted from for years.
While traditional cataract surgery is one of the most routinely performed surgeries and has a generally safe and effective outcome when performed by a skilled surgeon, it still requires the use of a hand-held blade to make multiplanar incisions in the cornea.
In traditional cataract surgery, incisions in the cornea are made using handheld blades to access the cataract. Your surgeon will then use a surgical instrument to manually create an opening in the lens capsule that holds the cataract. The goal of these surgical steps is to make the corneal incisions precise and the opening in the lens capsule as circular as possible in the right location, and sized to fit the replacement lens.
Lens Implant Types:
Monofocal lens for vision at one distance.
Multifocal or accommodating lens for near, intermediate and far vision.
Toric lens for correcting astigmatism.
We provide a full range of options when it comes to treating cataracts:
Treat Cataracts and Presbyopia with one Dynamic Lens
Crystalens® was modeled after the human eye. Like the natural lens, it is a lens implant that uses the eye muscle to flex and accommodate in order to focus on objects in the environment at all distances. Crystalens® dynamically adjusts to your visual needs.
Crystalens® is an artificial lens implant that, unlike a standard IOL, can treat both a person’s cataracts and presbyopia—loss of near and intermediate vision. You probably noticed in your forties that you started to lose some of your up-close vision and had to start wearing reading glasses. Crystalens® not only treats your cataracts, many patients hardly if ever wear glasses after surgery.
AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR®
Fight Cataracts AND Rid Yourself of Glasses
Designed to deliver excellent visual quality and acuity over a range of distances, AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOLs could reduce your dependence on spectacles for life’s everyday activities. While some lenses only let you clearly at one visual range, AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® lets you see near, far, and everywhere in between. It’s a revolutionary multifocal lens that improves vision in a range of distances, so you can see the whole picture clearly, usually without glasses.
More info at www.myalcon.com
A Cataract Solution Customized for Your Needs
The TECNIS® Multifocal Family of IOLs are the only multifocal IOLs capable of providing high- quality vision (20/25) throughout the full range of vision: distance, intermediate, and near. We know that no two patients are alike, but TECNIS® Multifocal provides outcomes distinctly suited to your lifestyle.
Each lens delivers a full range of the sharpest vision, enhanced functionality, and long-term sustainability. The lenses are optimized for peak performance at one of three strategic distances based on varying visual demands.
More info at www.tecnisiol.com