Lens Comparison Chart – Austin Eye

Comparison Chart of Presbyopia-correcting Lens Implants

INTRAOCULAR LENS (IOL) TYPE tecnis-mfiol-sm
BASIC MONOFOCAL LENS
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ASTIGMATISM CORRECTING LENS
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CRYSTALENS AO
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RESTOR
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TECNIS MULTIFOCAL LENS
PRESBYOPIA CORRECTION No No Yes Yes Yes
ZONES OF BEST VISION WITHOUT GLASSES PROVIDED BY EACH LENS IMPLANT. THERE ARE 3 ZONES OF VISION: 1.) Far (TV, Driving), 2.) Mid-Range (computer, desk-work), 3) Near (reading documents up-close, sewing). Far OR Near (not both). Vision may still be out of focus without glasses near and far because or residual uncorrected astigmatism. Far OR Near (noth both) Generally clearer long-disctance vision without glasses than a basic lens. Far and Mid-range Far and Near Far and Near
ASTIGMATISM CORRECTION WITH LENS No Yes No No No
SUCCESS RATE ACHIEVING SPECTACLE INDEPENDENCE WITH LENSES IN BOTH EYES 5-10% 5-10% Approx 50% 80% of patients “Never” need to wear glasses Nearly 90% of patients do not require glasses
STRENGTHS AND BENEFITS OF THE LENS IMPLANT Excellent vision through bifocal glasses. Many individuals see relatively well far away without glasses. Lens cost covered by medical insurance. Excellent vision far away without glasses Excellent night vision, far and computer vision. Very little night glare or haloes. Astigmatism corrected with the Lensx laser. Excellent far and reading vision. Good computer vision (mid-range). Astigmatism corrected with the Lensx laser. Excellent far and near vision. Ability to read small print in all lighting environments. Astigmatism corrected with the Lensx laser.
WEAKNESSES OR SIDE-EFFECTS OF THE LENS IMPLANT Most patients (90% or more) will use glasses after surgery for most activities (Eg. Bifocals).Does not correct astigmatism. No ability to refocus mid-range (computer) or near (reading printed documents). Patients will definitely use glasses to see computer and reading distances. Most patients will need +1.50 over-the-counter reading glasses to read printed documents up-close. Most patients will need a “Yag capsulotomy procedure” within one year after implantation. May need over-the-counter (+1.25) glasses to see the computer or mid-range. Some patients see a halo effect around lights at night. Reading in low light may require glasses. Lens reflection may be seen cosmetically at times. May need over-the-counter (+1.25) glasses to see the computer or mid-range. Some patients see a halo effect around lights at night.
NIGHTTIMEGLARE AND HALO Minimal Minimal Minimal Moderate Moderate
COST OF IOL COVERED BY MEDICAL INSURANCE AND/OR MEDICARE Yes No No No No
METHOD OF CATARACT SURGERY REMOVAL Manual surgery – bladed incisions Laser cataract surgery Laser cataract surgery Laser cataract surgery Laser cataract surgery

 

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