Recently, there have been great advances in artificial lens technology. The Acrysof IQ Intraocular Lens (IOL) is an example. All currently available artificial lenses filter ultraviolet (UV) light, which is harmful to the retina in the eye. The Acrysof IQ IOL filters both UV light and high-energy blue light. Clinical studies have shown that high-energy blue light causes oxidative damage to the retina and may be a risk factor for developing macular degeneration.
The Acysof IQ lens incorporates a patented chromophore that blocks harmful blue light and UV light in much the same way as our natural lens does prior to developing cataracts. The FDA clinical studies showed no adverse side effects on color vision or quality of vision. The Acrysof IQ IOL inserts through a micro-incision that requires no stitches, and it is designed to conform to the natural shape of the lens capsule. This helps it stay stable and centered in the eye. But what makes the Acrysof IQ IOL unique is its ability to filter blue light.
The Acrysof IQ (Blue-Blocker) IOL enhances the benefits of advanced cataract surgery by filtering out harmful blue light and, thus providing a replacement lens that protects the retina more like your natural lens. Additionally, this lens is designed with wavefront-guided, aspheric optics that help improve contrast sensitivity and overall visual quality.
The Acrysof Restor lens is a pseudo-accomodative intraocular lens implant that utilizes apodized, diffractive technology to allow patients to see clearly at both distance and near without glasses. This lens can be implanted inside of the eye during cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange surgery.
This lens also incorporates advanced “blue-blocker” technology for improved retina protection, and “wavefront-guided, aspheric” technology that improves contrast sensitivity and overall visual quality.
The Acysof Toric lens implant is a specially designed intraocular lens implant that is used to reduce or eliminate astigmatism during cataract surgery. Astigmatism refers to corneal curvature that is elongated or flatter in one axis, and shortened or steeper in the opposite axis. This causes distortion and blurring of images. With presice measurements and marking of the eye prior to cataract surgery, this lens can be implanted and carefully positioned inside the eye to correct pre-existing astigmatism and improve visual outcomes. Many patients who choose this technology for their cataract surgery find they don’t need to wear distance glasses after surgery. This lens also incorporates advanced “blue-blocker” technology for improved retina protection, and “wavefront-guided, aspheric” technology that improves contrast sensitivity and overall visual quality.
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