Cataract Surgery in Wilmington – Premium IOLs
Premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs) are placed in the eye during cataract surgery to replace the eye’s natural crystalline lens, which is extracted during the procedure. IOLs allow Wilmington cataract surgery patients to achieve clear postoperative vision at multiple distances, thereby greatly reducing their need for glasses or contact lenses.
Delaware Eye Surgeons offers a variety of sophisticated IOLs, including:
- Tecnis Multifocal
- AcrySof ReSTOR
- AcrySof Toric
Because everyone’s focusing ability is different, Dr. Smith and his eye care team meticulously evaluate each patient’s vision prior to cataract surgery to determine which IOL is best for his or her unique vision needs.
The following paragraphs give a brief overview of each IOL we offer.
Tecnis Symfony® Extended Range of Vision IOL &
Tecnis Symfony® TORIC Extended Range of Vision IOL (for astigmatism)
The FDA approved Tecnis Symfony® Intracular Lens (IOL) is the first and only Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) Presbyopia-Correcting IOL that provides continuous, high-quality vision at any distance – from near to far and points in between – and may reduce frequency of wearing glasses.
.Extended Range of Vision IOL is available in both a Non-Toric version and a Toric version for patients with astigmatism.
Tecnis Multifocal by Advanced Medical Optics gained FDA approval in 2009. Its unique multifocal optic design allows postoperative cataract patients to see clearly at near and far distances. During clinical trials, 95 percent of patients said they would choose the Tecnis Multifocal again.
Tecnis Multifocal is generally administered to patients who present the need for improved distance and near vision.
Tecnis Multifocal should not be used in patients who have astigmatism.
AcrySof ReSTOR received FDA-approval in 2005 and is marketed by Alcon Inc. Like Tecnis Multifocal, AcrySof ReSTOR provides clear vision at multiple distances. AcrySof ReSTOR is made of a flexible acrylic material, which allows the lens to be folded and placed into the eye through a very small incision. In clinical trials, 94 percent of patients said they would select AcrySof ReSTOR again.
AcrySof ReSTOR is generally offered to cataract patients who need correction for distance, intermediate and near vision.
AcrySof Toric is an astigmatism-correcting IOL that received FDA approval in 2005. It is uniquely designed to address the vision correction needs of cataract surgery patients with pre-existing astigmatism, a condition that causes distorted vision due to an irregularly shaped eye. During clinical trials, 95 percent of patients achieved 20/20 distance vision six months after receiving AcrySof Toric IOLs.
While AcrySof Toric does not provide adjustable focus from one distance to another, this IOL offers sharper distance vision and sharper near with OTC readers for patients with astigmatism.
Crystalens, the only FDA-approved accommodating IOL, was originally designed for presbyopia correction. Unlike multifocal IOLs, which contain different focusing zones, an accommodating IOL moves slightly forward within the eye in response to its focusing effort, thereby allowing patients to focus on objects at multiple distances. The flexible movement of the accommodating IOL is made possible by legs (haptics) that are positioned within the capsule of the eye’s natural lens.
Crystalens is manufactured by Bausch & Lomb and became available in 2008. In clinical trials, more than 80 percent of cataract patients who received Crystalens achieved 20/20 or better vision within six months of surgery. This lens offers good distance and near vision and may require some correction for reading.
Crystalens Trulign Toric
Trulign is an accommodating intraocular lens that allows the correction of cataracts and astigmatism (up to 2.75D) at the same time. This intraocular lens provides you with a larger range of vision and less dependency on glasses. The Trulign allows your eyes to focus on objects of varied distances with minimal halos and glare.
Premium IOLs Complications
IOL implantation has an extremely high success rate. However, just like any other medical treatment, cataract surgery with IOLs carries some risk of complications. As the author of a book on IOL complications and management, Dr. Smith is highly skilled at preventing such complications and minimizing their adverse consequences in the rare event that they occur.
Please contact our practice at (302) 993-1300 or use our online appointment request form to schedule your vision correction consultation with our highly experienced cataracts, cornealtransplant surgery Wilmington, glaucoma, LASIK and PRK Delaware surgeons.