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Crystalens

WHAT IS THE CRYSTALENS?

[Crystalens] The only FDA approved accommodating intraocular lens. The only lens that provides a single focal point throughout a continuous range of vision from far to near. The Crystalens HD is a fourth generation intraocular lens engineered with a hinge designed to allow the optic, or part of the lens that you see through, to move back and forth as you constantly change focus on images around you.

Crystalens HD

HOW DOES THE CRYSTALENS ACCOMMODATING IOL WORK?

Most people's vision remains stable until their late 40's. At that time, the eye's natural crystalline lens begins to gradually enlarge and harden. This is followed by the eventual formation of a cataract. Overtime, it becomes difficult for the muscle in the eye to automatically focus your lens on the people and things in your life that matter most. This is known as loss of accommodation, or presbyopia, and its earliest symptom is difficulty seeing things close-up.

The Crystalens is the first intraocular lens, or IOL, for cataracts that also provides accommodation. How? All other IOL's are fixed and stationary within the eye. Their particular design prevents them from accommodating, or moving to focus. The Crystalens is unique because it actually accommodates to reconnect you continuously and effortlessly to everything in your day, no matter the distance.

The Crystalens functions quite differently than the ReSTOR and ReZoom lenses. The Crystalens moves and flexes within the eye allowing it to change power or accommodate. This lens allows clear vision at distance and intermediate, but objects at near distances may still be somewhat out of focus. The advantage of this lens is less night glare, and sharper contrast. But most patients still will need reading glasses for small print or if objects are close up.


Trulign Toric

The Trulign™ Intraocular Lens is a premium lens which provides a broad range of vision. Trulign™ is one of the latest advancements in the IOL field; instead of using a standard monofocal IOL which delivers improved vision at only one distance, the Trulign™ offers clear vision at multiple distances. After cataract surgery, not only will you be able to see clearly at a distance, but you will also be able to read up close and see at an intermediate field view.

How Long is the Procedure and When Should I Expect to See Results?

The results from Trulign™ are designed to be permanent. As an outpatient procedure, the surgery lasts approximately 15-20 minutes. Vision improvement is experienced almost immediately by all patients where functional activities such as driving, computer use, sports activities, reading, and watching television are all enhanced with clearer vision.

Trulign™ gives you greater freedom from glasses, minimizes halos and glare, provides a safer sight during night time driving, and gives you overall sharper vision with near and far activities. The Trulign™ lens is also beneficial for patients with or without presbyopia who desire clearer vision with their astigmatism. The physicians at Solomon Eye Associates can help you determine if the Trulign™ Intraocular Lens is the right option for you.

Trulign™ Clinical Results

99.2% of patients reported no significant visual disturbances following the procedure
97.8% of patients experienced excellent distance vision post-surgery

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ReSTOR / Tecnis / Toric

There are different IOL options available for the treatment of both cataracts and presbyopia –monofocal and multifocal lenses. Multifocal lenses are designed for presbyopia and cataracts.

Cataract surgery Maryland patients who have a strong desire for clear vision at all distances and greater independence from glasses or contacts. Monofocal lenses, on the other hand, offer very good vision at a single focal point, which means most patients may require reading glasses or bifocals to have a full range of vision.

At Solomon Eye Physicians and Surgeons, we are proud to offer our cataract surgery patients premium multifocal lenses for a full range of vision and freedom from corrective eyewear. Please read the paragraphs below to learn about ReSTOR and Tecnis Multifocal IOLs.

RESTORE YOUR VISION WITH ACRYSOF RESTOR MULTIFOCAL LENS

The AcrySof ReSTOR Apodized Diffractive Optic Posterior Intraocular Lens is a permanent artificial lens. The ReSTOR lens is convex on both sides and made of a soft plastic. It is folded and inserted into the eye through a tiny incision smaller than the optic diameter of the lens. After insertion, the lens gently unfolds to ReSTOR vision. The supporting arms of the lens maintain proper positioning within the eye.

The AcrySof ReSTOR Intraocular Lens is used in adult patients with and without presbyopia who desire near, intermediate and distance vision with increased independence from glasses and contact lenses. It is FDA approved for use after cataract surgery.

AcrySof ReSTOR design

AcrySof ReSTOR

The AcrySof ReSTOR IOL has a patented optic design using apodization, diffraction and refraction technologies. The apodized diffractive optic design gives it the ability to focus light correctly on the retina for images at various distances without mechanical movement of the lens.

Apodization is a gradual reduction or blending of the diffractive step heights.
This unique technology optimally manages light energy delivered to the retina because it distributes the appropriate amount of light to near and distant focal points, regardless of the lighting situation.
Apodized diffractive optics are designed to improve image quality while minimizing visual disturbances. The result is an increased range of quality vision that delivers a high level of spectacle freedom.

When is ReSTOR® used?

The AcrySof ReSTOR® Intraocular Lens is used in adult patients with and without presbyopia, who desire near, intermediate and distance vision with increased independence from glasses and contact lenses. It is FDA approved for use after cataract surgery.

What will ReSTOR® be able to accomplish?

The AcrySof ReSTOR® Intraocular Lens has been shown in a clinical study to provide quality near, intermediate and distance vision with increased independence from glasses.

When should ReSTOR® not be used?

There are no known contraindications. However, based on the FDA clinical trials, Alcon, the lens manufacturer, has indicated the following types of patients possibly should not have the AcrySof ReSTOR® Apodized Diffractive Intraocular Lens:

Who is a good candidate for the ReSTOR® Intraocular Lens?

Virtually everyone who has cataracts and is in good general health may be candidate for implant surgery, but people with chronic infections, uncontrolled diabetes, or other health problems may have to wait until these conditions are under control prior to surgery.

People who have had prior laser eye surgery including LASIK, Custom LASIK, PRK, LASEK, Epi LASIK or any other corneal Laser Eye Surgery may be acceptable candidates for ReSTOR® implantation as long as their eyes are in good health. After a thorough examination and consultation, your surgeon will be able to better advise you if you qualify for the ReSTOR® implant.


SEE CLEARLY NEAR, INTERMEDIATE AND FAR WITH TECNIS MULTIFOCAL

Tecnis Multifocal

Tecnis Multifocal is a uniquely engineered lens implant that provides postoperative Maryland cataract surgery patients with clear vision at multiple distances. In fact, many cataract surgery patients who receive a multifocal IOL, such as Tecnis, are able to see well enough without having to wear glasses or contact lenses. In clinical trials, 88 percent of patients reported never needing to wear glasses or contacts six months after receiving the Tecnis IOL.

Tecnis Multifocal design

The Tecnis Multifocal lens has an aspheric front surface and a multifocal surface located on the back of the lens. Each surface consists of several concentric rings designed to create focusing zones that bend light differently for multifocal correction. In addition, Tecnis Multifocal is available in two materials — silicone and soft acrylic — both of which are flexible and can be folded for surgical placement through a small, self-sealing incision.

Drs. Solomon of Solomon Eye Physicians and Surgeons can help you decide whether Tecnis is right for you based on your unique vision correction needs.

Who is a candidate for multifocal IOLs?

Virtually everyone who has cataracts and is in good general health may be candidate for implant surgery, but people with chronic infections, uncontrolled diabetes, or other health problems may have to wait until these conditions are under control prior to surgery.

People who have had prior laser eye surgery, including LASIK, Custom LASIK, PRK, LASEK, Epi LASIK or any other corneal Laser Eye Surgery, may be acceptable candidates for multifocal lenses as long as their eyes are in good health. After a thorough examination and consultation, your surgeon will be able to better advise you if you qualify for any of the multifocal IOLs offered at Solomon Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lens

The Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lens is a multifocal lens that provides high-quality vision following cataract surgery. Dr. Solomon is offering the latest proven technology for his patients with decreased near vision. He was the first refractive surgeon in Prince George’s County, MD to implant the Tecnis Symfony® /Symfony® Toric Intraocular lens. This is the first and only extended depth of focus implant that has been proven to achieve high-definition near, intermediate and distance vision after cataract surgery.

What is Symfony®?

Symfony® is a technologically-advanced multifocal intraocular lens. The purpose is to improve visual acuity at any distance while simultaneously decreasing the effects of presbyopia, which is blurry-near vision that is a common occurrence after cataract procedures. During the procedure, the natural lens of the eye is removed and the Symfony® IOL is inserted into the eye. The procedure is similar to a typical cataract surgery, where in most cases recovery time is minimal, with patients able to return to their usual routine just 24 hours after surgery.

What Are the Benefits of Symfony®?

Symfony® provides smooth day-to-night vision, with patients being able to see clearly at night at all distances. Vision is high-quality regardless of distance, and any light issues related to glare or the “halo” effect, which are regarded as rings or blurring around bright lights, are corrected with these lenses.

Contact us today to see if Symfony® is right for you!

 


ACHIEVE CLEAR VISION AND TREAT ASTIGMATISM WITH ACRYSOF TORIC

If freedom from eyeglasses for distance vision is important to you, you now have a better option. The unique design of the AcrySof® Toric lens provides significantly improved distance vision and may reduce the need for corrective lenses. The AcrySof® Toric lens is a foldable, single piece lens that an eye surgeon implants during cataract surgery to replace the clouded lens. The unique design of the AcrySof® Toric IOL makes it possible to reduce or eliminate corneal astigmatism and significantly improve uncorrected distance vision. AcrySof® Toric lens provides QUALITY distance vision, independent of eyeglasses and contact lenses. The AcrySof® Toric lens is made of the same biocompatible lens material already successfully implanted in more than 25 million eyes since 1991.

If you rely on your eyeglasses, you may have experienced the inconvenience of not being able to find your glasses when you really need them. Eyeglasses are easily lost or damaged, expensive to replace, and inconvenient to clean and maintain. The more active you are, the more eyeglasses interfere with your lifestyle by complicating your participation in daily and recreational activities.

Many people do not like the "look" of glasses and prefer another type of vision correction, such as contact lenses."Toric" contact lenses designed to correct astigmatism are an option; however, some users find them uncomfortable and experience difficulty in adjusting to wearing them. There are several surgical options your surgeon may choose to treat astigmatism, such as LASIK laser vision correction, astigmatic keratotomy (AK), or limbal relaxing incisions (LRI). However, if you are planning to have surgery to remove a cataract, you now have an additional option...an implantable lens that makes it possible to treat the cataract and correct the corneal astigmatism at the same time. Your eye doctor will recommend the option that is best for you Surgery to treat cataracts is an outpatient procedure where an eye surgeon removes the clouded natural lens and replaces it with an artificial lens. Traditionally, the surgeon implants a monofocal artificial lens, commonly called an"intraocular lens" (IOL). If you have astigmatism, however, you may still experience blurred and distorted vision because a standard IOL cannot correct corneal astigmatism. To achieve quality distance vision with a standard IOL, you may still require eyeglasses, contact lenses, or further surgery.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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