With U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, the techniques of Crystalens, and the Trulign give you the best of both worlds in correcting vision. For years, patients with astigmatism and cataracts were corrected individually, but they had to choose which condition since both conditions could not be corrected in one patient. Crystalens and Trulign approval changed all that by expanding presbyopia-correcting technology to include astigmatism.
Crystalens treats intermediate and near loss of vision. Designed as an artificial lens implant, it mimics the natural range of vision before the issues occurred. Modeled after the human eye itself, the lens implant uses the muscles of the eye to flex and accommodate. Termed an accommodating intraocular lens, it’s the first and only FDA approved lens of that type. Termed a cataract correction IOL (intraocular lens), it offers a single concentration point along the whole range of a person’s vision. Its effectiveness came in at 88.4% with patients reporting they could see better at all distances. A sub study of patients also showed excellent visual outcomes sustained for 7 years in most cases. At the present time there exists more than 200,000 Crystalens intraocular lens giving plenty of feedback on its effectiveness.
Trulign uses a silicone lens to correct vision. Approved by the FDA at the 3 cylinder powers for astigmatism originally, surgeons continue to explore other applications. It corrects a range of visions as compared to previous procedures where a patient got a single focus correction usually for distance and wore glasses for intermediate and close vision. Also classified as an accommodating IOL, it works on the accommodation portion of the vision process. Accommodation defines as the eyes ability to change focus when switching distances. In the journal Review of Ophthalmology, 97.8% patients measured 20/40 or better at intermediate and distances vision. At 20/40 uncorrected near vision came in at 70%. The lens has done much to improve the quality of life for patients.
Having a knowledgeable surgeon such as Dr. Amjad Khokhar makes a huge difference. Knowing which axis to cut first gives better overall vision scores or the subtle differences between beginning on the vertical or the horizontal plane gives the best patient outcome. With Crystalens the capsulotomy size has to have proper positioning to be stable and that is determined by a doctor. With these procedures the aspiration of the cataract and the cleanup of the cortical makes a difference. Again an expert surgical team is a must to get optimum results. How a surgeon sutures the wound or lasers the wound makes a difference as well. You want a clinic like Sugarland Eye and Laser Center with a staff that counsels and doctors who give consultations. You want someone that can explain the intimacies of the surgery so you understand the risks you are taking.
The advantages of using Trulign and Crystalens is it reduces the number of procedures. Any time you reduce the number of procedures you reduce the risk of surgery. If the initial surgery is successful, then the surgery remains stable. That helps patient health and sustainability makes the surgery cost effective. Taking care of two things at once also contributes to patient wellbeing and keeps cost low.
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