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FDA Approves the Tecnis Symfony® IOLs, the First and Only Extended Depth of Focus Lenses for People with Cataracts

– APPROVAL INCLUDES TORIC VERSION OF SYMFONY IOL FOR PEOPLE WITH ASTIGMATISM – LENSES PROVIDE HIGH-QUALITY CONTINUOUS VISION SO PATIENTS CAN SEE CLEARLY AT NEAR, INTERMEDIATE AND FAR-AWAY DISTANCES, AND POINTS IN BETWEEN, WHILE WEARING GLASSES LESS ABBOTT PARK, Ill., July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Abbott announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lenses for the treatment of cataracts. 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 … Read more…

Improve Visual Results For Cataract Surgery Patients

Peninsula Laser Eye Medical Group Introduces Revolutionary Technology To Help Improve Visual Results For Cataract Surgery Patients Peninsula Laser Eye Medical Group is now offering the ORA System, a new intraoperative device that provides real-time measurements of the eye during cataract surgery. Using this system, Dr. Dan Beers and Dr. Jeffrey Liu can evaluate the optical conditions in your eye after the cataract (or natural lens) has been removed. The ORA System guides the surgeon to determine the most accurate intraocular lens (IOL) power to correct refractive error and astigmatism, resulting in the clearest possible vision after cataract surgery. The … Read more…

No More “Wait & See” Cataract Surgery

Peninsula Laser Eye Medical Group First in Mountain View to Offer the ORA System® with VerifEye™ for LASIK-Like Cataract Surgery Results ORA-Guided Cataract Surgery is a Major Advancement Now Available to Local Patients Mountain View, CA – (2013) – Peninsula Laser Eye Medical Group in Mountain View, CA is proud to offer a breakthrough cataract procedure technology that enables surgeons to provide LASIK-like visual quality to area patients. The ORA System® with VerifEye™ is a revolutionary new way to analyze the eye during premium cataract surgery, enabling our doctors to tailor treatment specifically to each patient’s eye. “We’re extremely … Read more…

New techniques for cataract surgery

  • Posted by lasik2020 on August 22, 2001 in Cataracts

Just 50 years ago, having cataract surgery meant general anesthesia, a five-day stay in the hospital, a high risk of infection and wearing thick corrective glasses for the rest of your life. That’s not the case today. Cataract surgery has undergone revolutionary changes since then, especially in the past decade. It’s now an outpatient procedure, taking just 20 minutes, done without stitches, usually with just a topical anesthetic. Doctors implant the corrective lens within the eye. The modern lens implant actually can improve vision by correcting a patient’s nearsightedness, farsightedness and even astigmatism – blurry vision resulting from an irregularly … Read more…

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