What is the Symphony lens?
The first in a new category of intraocular lenses (IOLs), the Tecnis Symfony lenses are the only lenses in the United States that provide a full range of continuous high-quality vision following cataract surgery, while also mitigating the effects of presbyopia by helping people focus on near objects.
Can a person with cataracts get a Symfony?
Most people will experience changes to their vision as the years go by, but some conditions are more serious and require removal of the eye’s natural lens. People who have developed cataracts may get an IOL to replace the natural lens they have lost, making them eligible for a Symfony or other type of IOL. ( Learn More)
Can a Symfony lens be used for distance vision?
There are a number of great IOL technologies out there that your eye doctor can discuss with you, but my interest is admittedly piqued by the Symfony lens. Traditional IOLs are effective, but only correct near or distance vision. (Most people opt for correction of distance vision and use reading glasses to see things up close.)
Can a symphony lens be replaced after cataract surgery?
5.Uneasy to replace:Symphony lenses are implanted to last for longer periods after cataract surgery. Once destroyed, it is not easy to replace them. 6.High risk during cataract surgery: Operating an eye is a risky operation.
What’s the difference between monofocal and Symfony lenses?
A monofocal lens has one distinct focal point at distance or near, while a multifocal lens has two distinct foci at distance and near. The Symfony lens has one elongated focal point to allow distance, mid-range, and some near.
What is the best lens for Your Cataract surgery?
A monofocal lens is the most common type of lens used in cataract surgery, according to AAO. This type of lens is designed to give you crisp, clear vision at one particular distance.
How much does a symphony lens cost?
The cost of the Tecnis Symfony ® lens. The cost of the Tecnis Symfony® lens greatly depends on your eye doctor, your geographical location, the technology they use and your insurance, if you were to have coverage. Based on the estimates online, the costs, including the surgery, can range anywhere from $2,800 to $3,600 per eye.
What are some problems with toric lens implants?
The implant lens must be positioned exactly for your astigmatism. One of the problems with any toric lens is that they might shift position in the early days after surgery, reducing the desired effect. Sometimes the cataract incision changes the astigmatism from the preoperative measurements,…