Femto Laser-Assisted Surgery
Laser-assisted cataract surgery uses a computer to map your lens’s location, size, and depth for the incision. This surgery replaces many of the steps during cataract surgery that requires a scalpel by softening the cataract and allowing for easier and much smoother removal. The laser also corrects mild astigmatism by relaxing the cornea at a precise depth, length, and orientation in a more precise and effective manner compared to manual, hand-made incisions. It can also improve the quality of vision by reducing some visual aberrations.
To put it simply, IOLs are available in toric and multifocal lenses. Multifocal lenses contain multiple prescriptions at different zones and provide distance and near focus. Toric lenses are an excellent option for those with astigmatism. This IOL is designed to correct an uneven curve in your natural lens.
However, there are many different IOL options and they all have unique differences between them.
- The TECNIS® Monofocal Toric IOL delivers the sharpest vision, best low-light performance, and long-term sustainability for patients with astigmatism.
- The TECNIS® Symfony IOL is an extended depth of focus IOL intended to mitigate the effects of presbyopia so you can empower your patients to see clearly across the full range of vision.
- The AcrySof IQ Vivity IOL delivers excellent monofocal-quality distance and intermediate and functional near vision. Vivity IOL uses proprietary X-Wave technology that allows patients to see at all distances. And also provide protection from the sun’s UV rays and filters blue light from everyday devices.
- The PanOptix Trifocal IOL is a type of multifocal IOL used to focus images clearly onto the back of your eye (retina) to allow clear vision after the cataract removal. In addition, the center of the PanOptix Trifocal IOL allows for better near (reading) vision and intermediate (computer work) vision versus what a monofocal lens would provide. It is also well suited for patients with large astigmatism and presbyopia.
Please talk to your ophthalmologist about which IOL lens is best for you and your eye.