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Exciting ADVANCEMENTS in Intraocular Lens Implants may greatly reduce dependancy on eyeglasses for many patients after cataract surgery.
Innovative advancements in ophthalmology are now available to patients
being evaluated for cataract
surgery. If cataract surgery
is the best treatment for you, there are now premium lens implant
options that offer your best possible visual result - depending on the physical limitations and potential of your individual eye. East Valley
Ophthalmology uses the latest technology for each patient's assessment
in order to provide the most precise data possible, facilitating
optimal vision correction — customizing solutions
to suit your specific eye care needs.
More than any other consideration, we focus on what is most appropriate for you as an individual. As no two eyes are the same, there is no one solution to everyone's vision after cataract surgery. Prior to your
appointment, we invite you to research some of the choices below and
call our office with any questions:
Premium Single-Focal Lens Implants
These lenses are the
ideal for many cataract patients.
The single-focus lens implants give patients the best possible
clarity at one distance, either for far away, intermediate or up
close. Glasses will be necessary for some activities.
Alcon AcrySof IQ Lens Implant
Lens Implant, for patients without astigmatism, gives
the best potential for quality vision, typically for distance
only. The AcrySof IQ lens is a single-piece
yellow acrylic IOL with a patented surface modification that treats
spherical aberration and cataracts. These lenses are
more difficult to manufacture, but their optics are better. Plus, while
all currently available artificial lenses filter UV light, the AcrySof
IQ lens implant filters both UV and blue light, which more closely mimics
the abilities of a natural youthful lens.
Alcon AcrySof Toric Lens Implant
Lens Implant, for cataract patients with
astigmatism, corrects both conditions simultaneously. The
lens incorporates an optical design that corrects for pre-existing
astigmatism in cataract patients, resulting in significantly improved
distance visual outcomes. East Valley Ophthalmology was one of
the clinical investigators in the original FDA study for this lens.
The ability to precisely correct a given patient's astigmatic
error with the Toric IOL was apparent after the first patient!
See our Toric Lens Implant Testimonials.
Multifocal Lens Implants
Traditional lens implants are monofocal of single-focal lenses, meaning
they offer vision at one distance only (far, intermediate, or near).
The new multifocal and accommodating lens implants offer the possibility
of seeing well at more than one distance, with less dependence
on glasses than the standard mono-focal lens implant.
These premium lens implants are available for select patients who
meet specific criterion set by East Valley Ophthalmology physicians.
Alcon AcrySof ReStor Lens Implant
The ReStor Lens Implant uses
apodized diffractive technology — a design that responds to
how wide or small the eye's pupil might be — to best provide
near and distance vision, but objects at intermediate distances
may still be somewhat out of focus. No lens can promise you perfect
vision or that you will never have to wear glasses ever again.
But in FDA studies with this lens, 80% of patients reported that
they never wore glasses after the procedure. When patients did need
to wear glasses, most often it was for intermediate distance, for
example: piano music, computers that sit further away, top shelves
at the supermarket.
Personalized Attention to Your Particular Needs
Each of these advanced technology implantable
lenses uses a slightly different optical design to help you achieve
your goal of clear vision. The best way to determine which lens
is the best choice for you can only be determined during a complete eye exam by a qualified ophthalmologist.
Once our doctors have measured and examined your eyes, we can discuss
your lifestyle and vision needs, and which procedure
will help you see your best. Your surgeon at East Valley Ophthalmology
will make his recommendation for you based on your specific physiology
The eye surgeons of East Valley Ophthalmology perform the full scope
of advanced technology diagnostic testing and treatment, as well as taking the time necessary to provide each patient with information needed to understand their condition and to achieve the best possible outcomes. If you or a family member
or friend are interested in learning more about premium lens
implants, please take a moment to Request an Appointment.