Multifocal Intraocular Lens TECNIS(R) gets FDA green signal : reports Advanced Medical Optics

Be it near, be it faraway or in between. Patients no longer have to settle for monofocal lenses. Now  multifocal lenses with multifocal zones,  provide good vision across the spectrum of varying distances and light conditions. So you can see well anywhere and anytime.

An intraocular lens (IOL) is an implanted lens in the eye, usually replacing the existing crystalline lens because it has been clouded over by a cataract, or as a form of refractive surgery to change the eye's optical power.

Advanced Medical Optics, Inc., the global leader in advanced refractive technologies for eye care professionals and patients, announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the TECNIS® Multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) for cataract patients. It is designed to provide cataract patients high-quality near and distance vision in a range of light conditions.

The TECNIS® Multifocal IOL's unique design gives patients –

Superior near vision and reading speed compared to other presbyopia-correcting IOLs,

High-quality vision for near, far and intermediate distances, day or night;

It gives exceptionally high spectacle independence, with nearly 9 out of 10 patients reporting that they never wear glasses after surgery. The U.S. clinical study shows that more than 94 percent of patients function comfortably without glasses for all distances, including intermediate.

95 percent patient satisfaction - the highest of any presbyopia-correcting IOL.

TECNIS(R) Multifocal IOLs is expected for U.S. surgeons in early 2009.

Source: Advamced Medical Optics [ir.amo-inc.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=131956&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1245671&highlight=]

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  1. David D. Richardson, M.D Says:

    As a cataract surgeon, I’ve been waiting for this IOL to be available in the US for two years. Looking forward to offering my patients this advanced technology.

    Sincerely,

    David D. Richardson, M.D.
    Medical Director

    San Gabriel Valley Eye Associates, Inc.
    207 S. Santa Anita Street, Suite P-25
    San Gabriel, CA 91776
    626.289.7856

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