NASHVILLE, TN (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
Loden Vision Centers, Tennessee’s innovator in eye care, is the first ophthalmology practice in Tennessee and one of the first in the entire United States to offer cataract patients FDA-approved TECNIS® Toric Intraocular Lens. This 1-Piece intraocular lens (IOL) has received FDA approval for treatment of cataract patients with pre-existing corneal astigmatism.
Corneal astigmatism is a condition where the curvature of the cornea is uneven, preventing light rays from focusing clearly on the retina, resulting in blurred vision. Intraocular lenses are implanted in a patient’s eye after the removal of the natural lens that has become clouded by a cataract. Unlike conventional IOL’s, the TECNIS Toric 1-Piece IOL can correct a patient’s loss of focus due to pre-existing corneal astigmatism of one diopter (a unit of measurement of the refractive power of a lens) or greater.
The average age for the cataract surgery patient in the U.S. is approximately 68 years with more than 3.5 million procedures performed annually. As the population continues to age, the number of cataract surgeries is expected to grow nearly 3 percent each year, increasing patient demand for improved, precise visual outcomes and independence from glasses.
The TECNIS Toric 1-Piece IOL represents the latest advancement in cataract technology allowing Loden Vision Centers to provide patients another option with cataract surgery,” said Dr. James Loden. “Advanced IOL’s, coupled with our Bladeless iCataract Surgery™, give our patients a more customized treatment that can not only relieve them of cataracts, but provide increased independence from glasses and contacts with excellent visual results. We are pleased to be at the forefront of this new technology.”
Along with delivering precise visual outcomes for patients, rotational stability is an important attribute of a toric IOL. The TECNIS Toric 1-Piece IOL remains stable once inserted into the eye, and meets new standard for toric IOL rotational stability, as approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
In addition to providing astigmatism correction, the TECNIS Toric 1-Piece lens minimizes imprecise light focusing (spherical aberration) to provide sharper distance vision for the patient.
About Loden Vision Centers
Specializing in Bladeless LASIK and Bladeless iCataract Surgery™, Loden Vision Centers has 5 convenient locations serving patients in Tennessee. For more information, visit http://www.lodenvision.com or contact Hank McBride at (615) 347-5173.