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Our skilled surgeons at Ohio Eye Alliance perform small incision cataract surgery that enables patients to have almost immediate recovery after surgery. We offer premium lens implants that reduce dependence on glasses after surgery for both far and near vision.
Ohio Eye Alliance is proud to offer the latest, state-of-the-art intraocular lens implants (IOLs) to their patients who undergo cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange (RLE). These lenses include Panoptix, Tecnis Symfony, ReSTOR, Tecnis Multifocal, and Toric Monofocal Lenses. When implanted during cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange, these lenses provide patients with improved vision, thus reducing or eliminating their need for corrective eyewear such as eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Now the new advanced designs offer opportunities for glasses-free vision, and the many of these advanced lenses even correct for astigmatism. The disadvantage of the multifocal lens is a possible slight decrease of clarity in low contrast, or haloes with night driving, compared to single vision implants. There is an additional charge that is not covered by Medicare or Insurance, for election of one of these packages.
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Cataract surgery is performed when the patient’s natural lens has become clouded with protein deposits to the extent that vision is severely impaired. During the surgery, the natural lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens, thus removing the vision-impairing cataracts. The new lens implant can help to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia, the loss of reading vision that occurs with age.
Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is performed in patients who are free of cataracts or have early cataracts and elect to have their natural lenses removed and replaced with intraocular lenses in order to correct their refractive errors. RLE can also be performed in patients who are not good candidates for laser vision correction, such as LASIK and PRK. RLE can be performed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or presbyopia.
Ohio Eye Alliance offers several types of IOLs, each of which has distinct features to meet the specific needs of each patient. After careful examination and discussion of your visual needs, your doctor will help you select the best implant for you.
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PanOptix is an aspheric multifocal lens. This is the first trifocal lens implant approved in the USA. It has concentric rings that work by providing alternating near, mid and far focus zones. In this way, it allows patients to see clearly both near, mid and far. It can also be used for presbyopia correction. Astigmatism correction can be achieved with this lens as well.
Tecnis Symfony is also an aspheric multifocal IOL. Traditional monofocal lenses have a spherical shape. However, research has shown that aspheric lenses such as Tecnis Symfony more closely approximate the eye’s natural lens, thereby producing clearer vision. Tecnis Symfony is considered especially effective for patients who prefer to read on computers, tablets or phones. Astigmatism correction can be achieved with this lens as well.
ReSTOR is an aspheric multifocal lens. ReSTOR has concentric rings that work by providing alternating near and far focus zones. In this way, it allows patients to see clearly both near and far. It can also be used for presbyopia correction.
Tecnis Multifocal is also an aspheric multifocal IOL. Traditional monofocal lenses have a spherical shape. However, research has shown that aspheric lenses such as Tecnis Multifocal more closely approximate the eye’s natural lens, thereby producing clearer vision. Tecnis Multifocal is considered especially effective at improving night vision.
Toric is an astigmatism-correcting IOL. Astigmatism occurs when the cornea’s curvature is different in one meridian compared to another. Standard monofocal IOLs do not correct astigmatism. Research has shown that patients with astigmatism who receive Toric lenses experience greater vision improvement results without glasses compared to those who receive traditional IOLs.
If you are considering cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange, please contact Ohio Eye Alliance and schedule a thorough eye exam with one of our cataract surgeons to discuss your goals and concerns. Depending on your eye health and other factors, your surgeon will determine your candidacy for surgery and recommend the best intraocular lens to meet your individual needs.
By receiving implantable lenses such as Panoptix, Tecnis Symfony, ReSTOR, or Tecnis Multifocal, you may be able to experience vastly improved vision at all distances with decreased dependence on glasses, allowing you to drive more safely at night, see street signs, follow the golf ball as well as work the crossword puzzle without glasses.