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Berkeley Eye Center is thrilled to introduce the latest breakthrough in advanced intraocular lenses for the treatment of cataracts: The Tecnis Symfony® IOL. The Symfony lens is the first lens that provides patients with high quality vision at all distances to be approved by the FDA. This means that patients can now improve their distance vision, while also correcting their presbyopia, which before surgery, may have hindered their ability to focus at near. There is also a Toric version of the Symfony Lens – the Tecnis Symfony Toric IOL – which will correct astigmatism in patients that have it.
According to AMO, the new Symfony IOLs were specially developed with features to improve both the range and quality of vision and is being classified as a new category of cataract lenses. In a clinical study, patients with the Symfony IOL were compared with patients with the standard monofocal IOL, and the study showed the patients with the Symfony IOL had greater improvements to their intermediate and near range vision, all while maintaining similar distance vision. The Symfony patients were also less likely to need corrective lenses after surgery, and had higher visual perception in any lighting condtions.
The natural lens in your eye is removed through a tiny incision in the surface of the cornea. The Tecnis Symfony® lens is then inserted to permanently replace the cataract-impaired lens. The procedure takes approximately 15-45 minutes, and most patients notice improved vision immediately.
If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, you may be a candidate for the Tecnis Symfony® IOL. Whether you choose the Tennis Symfony® Lens or another multifocal lens depends on your personal preference, lifestyle and the health of your eyes. The best way to find out if you are a candidate is to schedule a consultation.