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  In August, the cataract surgery team at Whitsett Vision Group began performing cataract surgery with the use of Tecnis Symfony, a newly FDA-approved lens implant. This new lens represents a major advance in lens implant technology, and an exciting new option for cataract and lens exchange patients who desire good reading as well as…

In a modern cataract surgery, the patient’s natural lens, which has become cloudy, is removed and replaced with an artificial lens, known as an intraocular lens implant or IOL. Before this can take place, a surgical plan is created. The cataract surgeon selects the IOL type, and its refractive power, in order to provide the…

One of the most important developments in the history of cataract surgery, as well as one of the most significant for patients, was the introduction of the intraocular lens implant, or IOL. First invented in the 1940s, but gaining widespread acceptance only since the late 1970s, an IOL is an artificial lens placed into the…

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