I’m really excited about the Tecnis Symfony Lens. It’s the first multifocal lens specifically designed to improve the full range of vision that can allow patients to reach their ultimate goal in reducing or eliminating their need for reading glasses.
Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) September 01, 2016
Dr. Kent Wellish, Medical Director of the nationally recognized Wellish Vision Institute in Las Vegas, continues to make headway with improving patients vision after undergoing cataract surgery. Dr. Wellish has successfully implanted the first Tecnis Symfony Lens in several patients. This state-of-the-art intraocular lens was recently approved by the FDA, and has been used successfully in Europe and Canada for several years. The Tecnis Symfony Lens is manufactured by Abbott Medical Optics and is the first multifocal IOL that is specifically designed to allow for an extended range of vision at near, intermediate and distance. This produces less post-operative glare and halos at night when compared to other premium intraocular lenses. This leap forward in lens implant technology may allow patients undergoing cataract surgery to reduce or eliminate their need for reading glasses or bifocals following the procedure.
The Tecnis Symfony Lens is placed within the eye during cataract surgery, which is one of the most commonly performed procedures today. Over the years, the technology and techniques for performing cataract surgery have improved by leaps and bounds. Today, cataract surgery can be performed at an outpatient surgery center and often takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Most patients don’t require any sutures following the procedure and have a fast recovery time.
The first multifocal lens implant was approved in the late 90’s, enabling some patients to have a full range of vision. However, many patients had issues with glare and halos at night and didn’t have consistent clear vision at multiple ranges. Over the years, multifocal lens technology has dramatically improved. During clinical trials, the Tecnis Symfony Lens had a very low occurrence of nighttime glare and halos and allowed an extended range of vision for near, intermediate and distance vision. During the FDA studies, 97% of patients said they would choose to have the lens implanted again.
“I’m really excited about the Tecnis Symfony Lens. It’s the first multifocal lens specifically designed to improve the full range of vision that can allow patients to reach their ultimate goal in reducing or eliminating their need for reading glasses or bifocals. In addition, it has a low occurrence of nighttime glare and halos, which is typically associated with premium lenses. With the Tecnis Symfony Lens, the majority of patients will be able to do most things, most of the time with glasses. It’s very exciting!” says Dr. Wellish.
About Wellish Vision Institute
Since 1994, Wellish Vision Institute has been at the forefront of advanced vision correction, offering Las Vegas LASIK that is second to none at one of the most complete eye care centers in Nevada. Our commitment to patient care has led us to create a practice where our patients receive individualized treatment for LASIK refractive surgery, cataract surgery, and more with the latest technologies.
Wellish Vision Institute is a permanent on-site All-Laser iLASIK center in Las Vegas owned and operated by a Las Vegas “Top Doc,” an honor bestowed upon Dr. Wellish by peer physicians on multiple occasions. Dr. Wellish, Nevada’s First Laser Vision Surgeon Since 1994, has also been nationally recognized by Premier Surgeon Magazine for his work in cataract surgery. Additionally, Wellish Vision Institute has been nationally recognized as a Dry Eye Center of Excellence, offering Las Vegas residents state-of-the-art treatments for moderate to severe dry eye. Wellish Vision is currently part of three FDA Studies regarding some of the latest treatments for Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma and Dry Eye.
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