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Symfony Intraocular Lens

Our doctors are excited about a new Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) option to improve patient’s vision after cataract surgery — now available in the US.  The Symfony IOL is the first in a new category of IOLs called Extended Range of Focus IOLs.  These lenses are implanted at the time of cataract surgery and provide a more full range of focused vision than traditional monofocal lens implants which are designed to focus at only one distance.

Symfony offers excellent correction of distance vision plus a broad range of near vision in contrast to traditional multifocal lens implants that split vision between two distinct points at distance and near. The severity of unwanted glare and halo around lights at night is also less with the Symfony IOL than with multifocal IOLs.  There is also an astigmatism correcting version of this IOL.  In the past those with significant astigmatism had to undergo corneal refractive surgery to correct their astigmatism 4-6 months following cataract surgery with a multifocal IOL. These lenses have been studied for years in more than 50 countries and have been proven to be well tolerated in most individuals.  Multifocal IOLs and Extended Range IOLs do not work well in individuals with significant eye disease, so ask your eye doctor if these lenses are right for you!

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