All about Premium Intraocular lenses – IOL
At Bay Area Eye Institute, we offer the most modern premium intraocular lenses (IOL’s) as an option during your cataract surgery.
Traditional IOLs are set to generally focus at one distance — typically either “near” or “far” — but not both. “Premium” IOLs, or multifocal IOLs, provide the ability to see at various distances without the need for correction. This full range of vision will decrease your dependency on glasses.
Lenstec Softec HD
The world’s most accurate aspheric IOL, Lenstec’s Softec HD implant was designed to meet these higher patient expectations in a micro-incision lens that requires no instrumentation or skill changes by the surgeon and offers the added benefit of Precision Series labeling for consistently improved outcomes.
The Softec HD addresses the issue of spherical aberration inherent in conventional monofocal spherical IOLs by adjusting the optic with a patented design on both the anterior and posterior surfaces. The curvature of the lens element is calculated and shaped to achieve the ideal single point of focus. This enhanced aspheric optic has minimal spherical aberrations and results in sharper vision for the patient.This precision manufacturing allows the surgeon to consistently improve patient outcomes with reduced refractive error… by 300% in some cases. All this comes at NO extra cost to the patient.
AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL
Referred to as “the emerging standard” and a “triumphant moment in cataract surgery,” the AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL corrects for cataracts with pre-existing astigmatism simultaneously by delivering more precise, predictable outcomes and quality distance vision—without the need for glasses following surgery.
The AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL may also eliminate, in many cases, the need for limbal relaxing incisions, a technique in which incisions are made at the edge of the cornea to cause it to heal in a more spherical shape.
AcrySof ® IQ ReSTOR ® IOL
The first multifocal IOL of its kind, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL draws upon decades of expertise and technology for an intraocular lens that truly helps cataract patients see it all—near, far, and everything in between—without the need for reading glasses or bifocals after surgery.
In a clinical trial, after having the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL implanted in both eyes, at 6 months post-op, 78 percent of patients reported not needing glasses.
Bausch & Lomb Trulign Toric©
TRULIGN Toric offers vision correction for our astigmatic cataract patients.
Today’s advances in medical technology allow eye surgeons to correct both cataracts and astigmatism at the same time. TRULIGN Toric is an intraocular lens (IOL) that replaces the eye’s natural lens after cataracts have been removed. Unlike a standard toric IOL, it is designed to both correct your cataracts and give you back a broader range of vision. In many cases, the TRULIGN Toric IOL is designed to reduce your dependence on glasses after cataract surgery.
Be sure to speak with Dr. Berger about which treatment option is best for you.
Bausch & Lomb Crystalens©
Crystalens© is a revolutionary “accommodative” IOL implant that actually works with your natural eye muscles to allow for accommodation, which will enable you to focus from near to far. This will reduce and quite possibly eliminate your need for glasses.
This unique lens implant has hinges that allow the lens to flex as the natural focusing muscles in the eye contract. This lens flexibility creates accommodation – the ability to focus to and from near and distant objects.
The advantages of Crystalens© over multifocal IOLs is that they allow for a lower incidence of IOL induced glare and typically provide clearer intermediate distance vision.
FDA studies concluded that 92% of Crystalens© patients had 20/25 or better distance vision following cataract surgery. 73% could read comfortably without the need for glasses.