Approved on March 21st, 2005 by the U.S food and drug administration (FDA), AcrySof® ReSTOR® is the first and only IOL that uses apodized diffractive tecnology to provide cataract patients with and without presbyopia a quality range of vision.This new installed lens, gives patients the ability to see near and far and have "ReSTORed" vision. In clinical trials, 80 % of patients reported "never" wearing reading glasses or bifocals following billateral surgery.The vas majority of patients who undergo cataract surgery today receive traditional IOLs, which tipically require patients to use reading glasses or bifocals for near vision following surgery. Recently, Medicare approved to cover a portion of this procedure for its patients.
This procedure was designed for patients who; are motivated to reduce their dependency on glasses,See the big picture without missing the details. cataract patients with or without presbyopia, cataract patients who want the ability to see near and far. ReSTOR®is an innovative lens designed with steps of 1.3 to 0.2 microns giving the patient the ability to see near and far. AcrySof® other predecessors ro ReSTOR® offered monofocal vision while the ReSTOR® lens offers patients a full range of vision resulting in the highest level of spectacle freedom demonstrated in IOL clinical trials.
The Technology behind the AcrySof® Toric IOL offers precise astigmatic correction that reduces or eliminates corneal astigmatism and delivers significantlly improved distance-vision without glasses or contact lenses for cataract patients with pre-existing astigmatism.Quality Distance Vision in Just One Step With the AcrySof® Toric lens, your distance vision can be clear and vibrant.
Untin now, the most common lens implants offered only correnction for near-sightedness or far-sightedness. This means, after the natural lens is extracted and the new acrylic lens is implanted, a patient with astigmatism is still reliant upon spectacles to see clearly.
Using principles similar to Toric contact lenses, Alcon Laboratories has developed the AcrySof® Toric Intraocular lens to provide individuals with distance vision and astigmatic correnction after cataract surgery or lens replacement surgery. This type of IOL enables many patients with corneal astigmatism to function adequately without glasses or contact lenses for distance vision.
The Tecnis® multifocal lens has been engineered to return a complete range of vision after cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange with complete independence of corrective eyewear or contact lenses. Tecnis® also has been designed to provide a sharper vision at night and dim lit areas as well as bright, well lit rooms and areas. The Tecnis® multifocal IOL allows refractive surgery patients with or with out presbyopia to enjoy their Distance, near and intermidiate vision in all lighting conditions.
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The first and only FDA approved accommodating intraocular lens that mimics the focusing ability of the natural lens by flexing on hinges to accommodate to a broad range of vision.
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The first and only FDA approved accommodating intraocular lens that mimics the focusing ability on the natural lens and also corrects astigmatism.
The Tecnis Toric lens corrects astigmatism.
Compare the following images, the first image demonstrates what you might see with a standard implantable lens. Although distance vision is clear, notice how the coffee cup and dashboard are blurry.
Now, compare that to the second image, which demonstrates vision with an advanced near and far lens.