During cataract surgery, the eye’s clouded natural lens is replaced by an artificial intraocular lens or IOL. Originally, IOLs were all the same — simply designed to restore vision back to how it had appeared before the cataract. This is no longer the case.
Now, thanks to advancements in technology, IOLs don’t just restore vision, they can improve it.
At Tylock-George Laser Eye Care, we’re proud to offer our patients multiple IOL options, each satisfying different vision needs, and budgets. We’re especially excited to provide our patients with the Alcon AcrySof IQ PanOptix® Trifocal IOL, one of the most advanced IOLs available.
At Tylock-George Laser Eye Care, we’ve witnessed the powers of the PanOptix® Trifocal IOL for ourselves. In fact, our chief surgeon and medical director, Michael R. George, M.D., was the first cataract surgeon in Dallas to complete surgery using this lens, and with fantastic results.
Why Choose the PanOptix® IOL?
The PanOptix® Trifocal IOL is designed to replace the eye’s clouded natural lens and allow cataract patients to live a life without glasses after their surgery. Using ENLIGHTEN® Optical Technology, this lens optimizes intermediate sight while also maintaining both near and distance vision.
The benefits of the PanOptix® Trifocal that make this technology truly life-changing include:
Presbyopia and Astigmatism Correction
Presbyopia is a common, age-related eye condition that affects an estimated 112 million people. As we get older, many of us will lose the ability to clearly focus on close-up objects like cellphones, books, and computers. This can be corrected by wearing eyeglasses, contact lenses, refractive surgery, or with an IOL such as the PanOptix® Trifocal.
The PanOptix® Trifocal IOL comes in both spherical and toric designs, meaning that it can be used for a wide variety of eyes, even those with astigmatism — refractive error caused by misshapen corneas. Usually, suffering from astigmatism can mean a lifetime of wearing contacts or glasses, but fortunately, this condition can be addressed by the PanOptix® Trifocal toric IOL.
For those who are suffering from cataracts and have either presbyopia or astigmatism, choosing the PanOptix® Trifocal IOL can correct both conditions at once.
It’s an FDA-Approved Trifocal Lens
PanOptix® was already one of the leading presbyopia-correcting IOLs in over 70 countries before it received FDA approval in the U.S.
After several key studies, the Alcon AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal IOL became the first trifocal lens approved by the FDA for cataract surgery patients. Because the lens has met the high standards set by a national regulatory organization, you can rest assured that when you choose the PanOptix® IOL, you’re making the choice that’s right for your eyes.
Proven Success and Client Satisfaction
The PanOptix® Trifocal IOL was evaluated in 12 investigational studies, where it successfully provided exceptional, uninterrupted vision to patients. In addition, 99 percent of the patients who had chosen the PanOptix® IOL for their cataract surgery said that they would make the same choice again.
Dallas Cataract Surgery Using PanOptix®
Dr. George believes that it’s important to give the Alcon AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal IOL option to Tylock-George Laser Eye Care patients because of its potential to provide a full range of vision while reducing dependence on glasses.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Alcon AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal IOL and the benefits it can provide to you after your cataract surgery, contact us at (972) 258-6400.