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.
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.
The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Toric IOL
AcrySof® IQ IOLS are the most widely used lenses in the world, with over 100 million used. The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Toric IOL +2.5 D Multifocal Toric with ACTIVEFOCUSTM optical design IOLs are the only lenses that are 100 percent dedicated to crisp, sharp distance vision.
AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® +3.0 D Multifocal Toric IOLs provide excellent distance vision but are also designed to provide near distance vision.
Tecnis Symfony® IOL
The TECNIS Symfony® IOL mitigates the effects of presbyopia so we can
empower our patients to see clearly across the full range of vision. Delivering excellent uncorrected visual acuity (VA) at all distances, the TECNIS Symfony® IOL allows our patients to see clearly across a full range of vision.
This high-tech IOL delivers the visual quality that allows our patients with and without astigmatism to see clearly in any lighting condition. Patients enjoy high-quality distance vision in the presence of astigmatism. This IOL’s pupil-independent performance enables optimal performance in any lighting condition.
Tecnis Symfony® Toric IOL
The TECNIS Symfony® Toric IOL is designed to give patients vivid, seamless vision, the TECNIS Symfony® Toric Extended Depth of Focus IOL addresses both presbyopia and astigmatism while delivering a full range of continuous vision. This IOL gives patients seamless brilliance across the full range of vision. The TECNIS Symfony® Toric IOL delivers excellent uncorrected visual acuity at all distances.
The TECNIS Symfony® Toric IOL delivers the same range of continuous vision as the TECNIS Symfony® IOL.
Rather than splitting light into distinct focal points, the TECNIS Symfony® Toric IOL elongates focus, resulting in an increased depth of field. This empowers Dr. Berger to deliver a full range of continuous vision while maintaining high image contrast.
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.