Cataract patients have a new lens replacement option available to them that can help them see more clearly up close and far away. The Eye Center’s Dr. R. Brian Huff became the first doctor in South Carolina to implant the new TECNIS Symfony IOL. This advanced intraocular lens (IOL) offers an extended range of vision when compared with other IOLs.
The TECNIS Symfony IOL is a relatively new development in lens replacement technology. It is designed to provide outstanding distance vision while also offering a continuous range of quality vision up close. The new lenses also present no increase in nighttime halos when compared with standard IOLs.
“The most exciting aspect of this new technology is we are now able to provide the high quality distance and near vision that the TECNIS Multifocal family of lenses achieves to patients with astigmatism,” says Dr. Huff. “This opens up a whole new frontier in our ability to give patients the best vision possible.”
Lens replacement using IOLs goes hand-in-hand with modern cataract removal procedures. When an eye’s damaged lens is removed to clear the field of vision after cataract development, a synthetic replacement must be used to protect the eye. While IOLs have long been available to correct vision concerns after cataract surgery, many patients found they still required prescriptive lenses for reading and other up close tasks.
“Thanks to this advancement, cataract patients have an option that can help them avoid the need for glasses after surgery,” says Dr. Huff. “Being able to help patients enjoy the best vision possible after cataract surgery is a goal this new technology is making attainable.”
To find out more about cataract removal and the new TECNIS Symfony IOL, consult with the doctors at The Eye Center or visit the practice online at TheEyeCenterSC.com.
About The Eye Center
The Eye Center is the leading refractive practice in South Carolina, providing full service eye care and specializing in Refractive Surgery – Lasik, AST, PRK, PRELEX, as well as Corneal Transplant and Cataract Surgery.