After receiving the approval for use, AcrySof IQ ReSTOR have managed to change the face of vision treatments. These multifocal lens implants developed for the sole purpose of sufficiently distributing light to distance, and to near and halfway distance, based on the ambient light. This is the reason, the image quality in all lighting conditions improved significantly.
All the people who struggled with glasses or bifocals can now breathe easy. The latest technology, AcrySof IQ ReSTOR IOL makes it possible to kiss the glasses goodbye. This FDA approved procedure is quickly becoming an alternative to Lasik for many patients, giving clear vision at all distances.
How does it work?
The Acrysof IQ ReSTOR IOL implant into the eyes while replacing natural lens through cataract surgery. Lens become clouded due to the development of cataracts. The new lens will improve the vision quality and provide full vision range. As a result, the patients can enjoy independence from their glasses as well as the bifocals.
When we look at objects at different distances, our eye transition to focus on them. Regardless of the activity, be it reading, sitting in front of the laptop or driving, our eyes are able to focus on these at varied distances quickly. However, with age this ability to autofocus weakens that leads to the need for bifocals. Thanks to the combined strength of apodized refractive and diffractive technology, ReSTOR is able to provide quality vision at near, intermediate, and far distances.
Benefits of Using ReSTOR Technology
The most commonly known benefit of ReSTOR IOL is, obviously, benefit of freedom from glasses. Patients who were treated with ReSTOR technology said that they did not require glasses after they underwent the surgery. If you are still required to use glasses after the surgery, they will have a different rating from your old ones and you will need them less often than before.
With ReSTOR, you have the option of mixing multifocal IOLs, if required. Since every person has individual needs, an experienced cataract surgeon, such as Sugarland Eye & Laser Center in Houston, will be able to recommend the best combination of lens implants that can suit your needs.
Do you make a good candidate for multifocal IOLs?
Multifocal IOLs, especially ReSTOR, are gaining a lot of traction. However, what is it that decides if the person is an ideal candidate or not? Just like Laser eye surgery, doctors have to examine each patient individually to determine if they qualify for multifocal IOL procedure or not. The most important factors that impacts the decision becomes the doctor’s expertise, patient personality, the patient’s lifestyle, and how they use their eyes.
The patients most suitable for ReSTOR procedure do not want glasses, have presbyopia or myopia, and have no prior refractive surgery. If the patients have crispness of vision in mind, they may have to forgo this surgery as they may have to compromise in the distance vision acuity. The patients need to have realistic expectations from the procedure. The best candidates are the ones whose job/tasks are related to reading with little to no dependence on intermediate vision and have no job requirements such as commercial pilots, night drivers etc.
Sugarland Eye & Laser Center 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 Sugar Land Eye & Laser Center, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478.
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