Cataract Lens Implants
The Panoptix Cataract Lens Implant
The First ‘Tri-Focal’ Cataract Lens of Its Kind
Designed for Near, Intermediate & Distance
The AcrySof IQ Panoptix Trifocal Lens (IOL) is the first trifocal cataract lens approved by the Food & Drug Administration for U.S. patients undergoing cataract surgery. It delivers an exceptional combination of near, intermediate and distance vision to patients while significantly reducing the need for prescription glasses after surgery.
Designed For Active Lifestyles
The Panoptix IOL is designed for today’s active lifestyles, from viewing mobile devices and computer screens to high-quality distance vision in a wide range of lighting conditions. This lens uses ENLIGHTEN Optical Technology, a proprietary design that optimizes intermediate vision without compromising near and distance vision.
Our multi-focal Panoptix lens implants are specially designed with features to improve both your range of vision & your quality of vision. It is a landmark advance not only in cataract lens implant technology, but also in the quality of visual outcome for our patients, especially those with presbyopia.
The Vivity Cataract Lens Implant
Providing Patients A Continuous Range of High Quality Vision.
For An Extended Depth of Focus
The Vivity is the first ‘Extended-Depth-of-Focus’ IOL with non-diffractive X-WAVE™
technology. This remarkable technology offers patients a more seamless range of vision
without splitting light into different sectors of the lens. This allows the Vivity lens to
deliver the same high quality of vision and contrast of a monofocal – or single focus –
IOL, but with the added benefit of excellent intermediate (at arm’s length) and functional
near vision (up close).
Vivity Also Treats Astigmatism
The Vivity IOL is also available in ‘Toric’ designs for patients with Astigmatism. The
family of Vivity lenses are ideal for patients who are interested in restoring their visual
performance at all times – in all conditions – and improving their lifestyle. Most patients
report a low incidence of severe or very bothersome glare and halos at night.
Multi-Focal Cataract Lenses Give Patients A Broader Range of Vision
Multifocal Lens vs Monofocal Lens
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside your eye. This lens, located behind the iris, works just like the lens of a camera – focusing light images on the retina, which sends images to the brain. The lens can become so clouded that it keeps light and images from reaching the retina.
A cataract can be the reason sharp images become blurred, bright colors become dull, or seeing at night is more difficult. It may also be the reason glasses no longer seem to help. Vision with cataracts has been described as seeing through old, cloudy film. But a cataract is not a “film” over the eyes, but simply the aging of the body’s natural lens. Eye injury, certain diseases, or even some medications can also cause a cataract. A cataract is treated by removing the old cloudy lens and replacing it with a new artificial lens to restore your vision. This lens is called an Intraocular Lens Implant (IOL).
Once it is determined that you have cataracts and that they must be removed, there are several options for the type of lens implant that is used to restore your vision. Until recently, cataract patients received monofocal lens implants that only had a single power. With a monovision implant, you have a choice of correction for either near or far vision, but not both. The FDA has now approved multifocal lens implants for use by certified ophthalmologists. The multifocal lens can increase your chances for a life free of dependence on glasses or contacts after cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is an opportunity to minimize or eliminate the hassle of glasses and contacts from your life. The implantation process is the same for either type of lens. The main point of differentiation between the lens implants is the type of vision they provide.
- Corrects vision for far, near, and intermediate.
- Minimizes or eliminates glasses.
- Partial coverage by Medicare or other insurance.
- Provides good vision at one distance (typically far vision).
- Requires reading glasses after surgery.
- Covered by Medicare or private insurance.
Toric Intraocular Lens
Another exciting lens implant option is the new Toric Intraocular Lens from Alcon. Eye Physicians and Surgeons was the first in Augusta, and still one of the only, practices to offer this new technology. Astigmatism is a condition where the cornea has an irregular shape. Until recently, patients with astigmatism still required glasses after cataract surgery while patients without astigmatism enjoyed significantly less dependence on glasses. Astigmatism can be treated with glasses, contacts, and laser surgery. Since cataract surgery involves the lens inside the eye, any existing astigmatism from the cornea is still present after surgery. Fortunately, there is now a lens implant that can not only correct the cataract, but also greatly decrease astigmatism caused by an irregular cornea. Once the astigmatism is also corrected, your dependence on distance glasses will be greatly decreased or eliminated.