Carolina Eye Associates one of the first practices in the Carolinas to implant the Symfony IOL for cataract surgery

November 22nd, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Carolina Eye Associates is pleased to announce the introduction of the Tecnis Symfony intraocular lens (IOL) to its collection of lens replacement options for cataract surgery.

The is the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved IOL that provides cataract patients with an extended depth-of-focus, which helps improve their clarity or sharpness of vision at near, intermediate and far distances. With patients able to see clearly at all distances, this IOL may reduce the need for patients to wear contact lenses or glasses after cataract surgery.  The doctors at Carolina Eye Associates are among the first surgeons to implant this lens in North Carolina.

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that can make it harder to see. More than half of Americans age 65 and older have cataracts. In cataract surgery, the cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with an IOL. The IOL most commonly used in cataract surgery is a monofocal lens, which only allows the person to see at a distance, with closer objects being out of focus. In contrast, the Symfony lens was specifically developed with features to improve both the range and quality of vision.

Many people with cataracts also have other problems with their vision, such as presbyopia and astigmatism, which the Symfony lenses also address. Presbyopia, which affects most people over age 40, is the gradual loss of your eyes’ ability to focus on nearby objects. Astigmatism is an imperfection in the curvature of your eye that can cause blurred vision.

The addition of this extended range of vision intraocular lens keeps Carolina Eye on the cutting edge of cataract surgery.

Established in 1977, Carolina Eye Associates is one of the largest eye care facilities in the Southeast.  The practice provides a full range of quality medical and surgical eye care services.  For appointment inquires or for more information on the Symfony lens, cataract surgery or the services offered by Carolina Eye, call (910) 295-2100 or (800) 733-5357.

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