Redding eye surgeon Michael Sumsion has announced the arrival of FDA-approved TECNIS Symfony intraocular lenses.
At his practice, Riverside EyeCare Professionals, Dr. Sumsion is now offering the latest addition to the TECNIS family of IOLs: the TECNIS® Symfony lens.
According to Dr. Sumsion, Symfony is the first ever extended depth of focus lens on the market. What sets Symfony IOLs apart, he explains, is that they deliver continuous high-quality vision at near, intermediate, and far distances for cataract surgery patients.
When describing the different IOL options that are available to cataract patients, Dr. Sumsion highlights the pros and cons of traditional monofocal lenses, multifocal lenses, and Symfony lenses.
Compared to conventional intraocular lens implants, he says, advanced Symfony® IOLs offer numerous benefits that can translate to superior vision improvement for patients who are good candidates. Advantages include:
- Correction for age-related farsightedness (presbyopia)
- Reduction in visual aberrations, such as halos and glare, which can be a concern with some types of traditional multifocal lenses.
- Clearer vision over an extended range of distances and at any time of day.
- Uninterrupted transition between focal points at various distances.
- Independence from or reduced reliance upon glasses.
He also points out that Symfony is available in a toric version for patients with astigmatism.
Symfony has proven to be a very popular option among those who have received the lenses during cataract surgery, says Dr. Sumsion.
Clinical studies have reported rates of satisfaction as high as 97%, with patients claiming they would choose to have the lens implanted again. He encourages individuals who are considering cataract surgery to explore all of their IOL options with their surgeon and ask about whether or not TECNIS® Symfony lenses may be right for them.