Tecnis Symfony Cataract Lens Dallas
Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people above the age of 40. The American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates that about 24.4 million Americans aged 40 and above are affected by cataracts, and that about 50% of the population has cataracts by the time they hit 75. As people get older, there’s a high chance of developing one or more cataracts. Do you fall in any of these statistics? If so, consider getting Tecnis Symfony implants in Dallas Texas.
It’s no surprise that the approval of this new and ground-breaking treatment for cataracts would make big news in the world of ophthalmology. The Tecnis Symfony lens is basically an intraocular (IOL) lens that can be implanted into the eye during cataract surgery. This lens was approved by FDA in 2016, becoming the first and only presbyopia-correcting extended range of vision IOL.
Tecnis Symfony Lens Vs Standard Monofocal Lenses
Before multifocal intraocular lenses were developed, the aim of IOL surgery with monofocal lenses was to restore vision for simple tasks such as driving, watching TV, or other distance related tasks. The introduction of standard IOLs made improvements in clarity, though wearing contact lenses and glasses was still necessary for reading or close work. All this changed with the introduction of the Multifocal Cataract Lenses. Here are some of the things that set Tecnis Symfony Lens apart from traditional IOLs:
- While traditional IOLs are effective, they only correct near or distance vision. In contrast, Tecnis Symfony lens delivers a continuous full range of high-quality vision, which means no compromise in distance vision.
- Unlike traditional IOLs, Symfony lens has reduced incidence of halos or glares.
- With Symfony lens, there’s no reduction in contrast sensitivity, which is a common problem with other multifocal lenses.
- Symfony lens also has a special diffraction grating.
- In contrast with monofocal IOLs, there are no reports of typical lens-related side effects with Symfony lens.
Added Benefits of Tecnis Symfony Lens
Your decision to have Tecnis Symfony Lens implants in Dallas Texas will bring about various benefits. One significant advantage is that this type of lens is much more forgiving with any ocular pathology you may have. If you have mild macular degeneration or severe dry eyes, the Tecnis Symfony lens is more likely to perform equally or much better than a standard multifocal lens.
If you have astigmatism, you can benefit greatly from a version of Symfony lens known as Tecnis Symfony Toric lens, which is designed to correct the problem. The fact that the recovery time after having Tecnis Symfony lens implants is minimal is also a big advantage. Patients can be able to resume their usual routine just 24hrs after surgery. We use a laser to perform laser cataract surgery with further improved refractive and visual outcomes that greatly reduces or eliminates the need for glasses and contacts.
Are you a Good Candidate for the Tecnis Symfony Lens?
Just like with other surgical procedures, those who want to have Tecnis Symfony Lens implants have to be evaluated to determine their suitability for the procedure. Before getting the implants, you will undergo tests that will help determine whether your eyes are healthy enough.
People with normal eyes and most people who have undergone LASIK surgery are considered to be good candidates for the Tecnis Symfony lens. On the other hand, people with unhealthy eyes, i.e. those with retina problems, scarring of the cornea and macular degeneration are not a fit for the procedure.
Schedule your cataract consult in Dallas Texas
You should note that there are currently 4 multifocal lens implants offered in Dallas Texas, including Acrysof IQ ReSTOR Cataract IOL, Acrysof Toric Intraocular Cataract Lens, Crystalens Implant and Tecnis Symfony IOL. With these four choices, it becomes possible for you to choose an IOL that will correct your vision at all distances; near, far and everything in between. Please call 214.574.9600 to schedule a free consult to see if you have cataracts and discuss which lens is best for your lifestyle. We have 3 office locations in Dallas Fort Worth.