Whitsett Vision Group is proud to offer the latest in advanced intraocular lenses for the treatment of cataracts: The Tecnis Symfony® IOL. The Symfony lens provides high quality vision at all distances, meaning 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. The Toric version of the Symfony® Lens – the Tecnis Symfony® Toric IOL – corrects astigmatism in patients that have it.
The Symfony® IOLs were specifically designed to improve both the range and quality of vision, putting them in an entirely 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. Symfony® patients were also less likely to need corrective lenses after surgery.
Your surgeon will make a tiny incision, less than 1/8 of an inch wide, and use gentle vacuum suction to remove the natural lens from your eye. Next, through the same micro-incision, your Symfony® multifocal IOL will be inserted, unfolded, and placed into the proper position. The incision is “self-healing” and usually requires no stitches — it heals quickly and provides a much more comfortable recuperation. The whole procedure usually takes between 15-30 minutes.
If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, and wish to reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses after cataract surgery, you may be a good candidate for a Symfony® Multifocal IOL. Our doctors and staff will perform diagnostic testing, and discuss your lifestyle and visual goals to determine if this lens is a good fit for you. The best way to find out if you are a candidate is to schedule a cataract consultation.