Cataracts define as a clouding of the lens related to aging. About half of 80-year-old Americans have cataracts in the making or had to have cataract surgery. The lens in the eye has a transparency that lets the light shine through to concentrate on the retina. It allows nerve signals to process properly to the brain and make sharp clear images. As a lens becomes blurry the images also blur that the brain receives. Diseases such as diabetes, lifestyle habits such as alcohol or smoking, or prolonged exposure to ultraviolet sunlight can create cataracts as well. In the USA at least 20 million people older than 40 have the condition. Many treatments have been designed to alleviate the cataract and Acrysof IQ Restor as of March 2017 lists as the latest.
Acrysof IQ Restor
The AcrySof IQ ReStor has a multifocal toric intraocular lens explicitly designed to address patients with presbyopia and astigmatism. Presbyopia happens when the lens becomes less flexible and it happens to most people as they age. Astigmatism causes the eye to not concentrate light properly on the retina because of an imperfect curving of the cornea. Before the AcrySof IQ ReStor laser eye surgery experts could treat one or the other condition but not both conditions at the same time. Torics have different powers in different meridians of the lens while multifocal adds magnification in the meridians. This design has the central portion 100% dedicated to distance vision. Built on the well-known AcrySof IQ IOL platform, its stability has been well established with 2.5 times less likely outcome of rotation as compared to other IQ IOL platforms. One of the significant features of the Acrysof system remains the preoperative educational program. Patients like the six-step three per eye program performed over a year.
The innovative technology has several products. Fundamental design differences exist between the AcrySof ReStor +2.5 and +3.0. Patients must be chosen carefully for each product since the specifications remain tailored made for a specific lens. Laser eye surgery for extremely active patients who drive, or golf fits the AcrySof IQ ReStor +2.5. Active lifestyles use intermediate vision more. Personal preferences come into play with the product line as the most appropriate lens becomes the one that lets a person do the activities they wish to do.
What matters most
As products become more specific to a patient’s physical needs and lifestyle, the knowledge of the doctor and staff becomes ever more important. The Houston Lasik staff and doctor have a recommended process to help patients make decisions about which surgery would work for their needs. The team offers information in counseling sessions, so a patient becomes knowledgeable about the possible product and procedure for their condition. The doctors offer a consultation once a patient becomes ready to talk about laser eye surgery. The details help determine which product works best. Acrysoft IQ ReStor breakthrough of addressing presbyopia and astigmatism with one surgical procedure takes care of many patients that had to choose which issue to address. Call the Houston Lasik clinic and have some conversations about your eyesight today.
Houston Lasik leads in providing premium LASIK technologies to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The center’s award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Houston Lasik, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478.