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Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL

Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL

Tecnis The Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL is a premium intraocular lens that is specifically designed to offer both distance and near vision. This lens is typically implanted at the time of cataract removal. It is also sometimes used during an elective “refractive lens exchange” procedure when better distance and/or near vision is desired. The goal in choosing the Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL is to achieve less dependence on glasses or contact lenses.

The Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL brings objects at varying distances into focus using a technology called diffraction. A series of rings on the entire inner surface of the Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL focuses the light from objects in our vision at varying distances. This allows for a smooth transition of focus between distant, intermediate and near targets. This lens is a good option for patients who do not like the concept of monovision (one eye focused for distance and the other for near) and who want to reduce the likelihood of needing distance, reading or computer glasses after surgery.

“Refractive lens exchange” refers to the removal of the natural lens of the eye and replacing it with an intraocular lens when a cataract does not exist. If you are interested in refractive surgery but have been told you are not an ideal patient for LASIK, the Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL might be a good option for you. Individuals over the age of 50 are typically the best candidates for refractive lens exchange with the Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL. If you have both distance and reading issues or you require bifocals, this might be a better complete vision solution than the much-respected laser vision correction procedure.

 

The clinical studies supporting the FDA approval of the Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL indicate that:

  • After surgery nearly 9 out of 10 patients did not require glasses for any activity. 93.8% of bilaterally implanted patients stated that they functioned comfortably without glasses at all distances—near, intermediate, and far—at 1 year. 88% of bilaterally implanted patients reported never wearing glasses.
  • Most patients achieved excellent image quality at all distances, under any lighting condition.
  • Over 94% of study patients would choose TECNIS Multifocal IOL again.

If you would like to know more about the Tecnis® Multi-Focal IOL or refractive lens exchange surgery, please feel free to fill out one of our contact forms and a staff member will discuss this option with you. The doctors at Milwaukee Eye Care will thoroughly examine the health of your eyes and then educate you on all of your surgical options prior to making any decisions.

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