But virtually everyone gets vision good enough after binocular implantation to read newspaper print.” There is currently no perfect, one-size-fits-all lens and because each lens has its own specific characteristics, surgeons still say that careful patient needs assessments are important to find the right lens for each patient. Slade has financial interests with eyeonics (Aliso Viejo, Calif.). Horn has financial interests with Alcon (Fort Worth, Texas). Dougherty has financial interests with Alcon and Lenstec (St.
Anna felt her lip begin to quiver as tears welled up in her eyes.
The Crystalens gives the best quality vision at distance and it gives very good intermediate vision, he added. Horn agrees that the Crystalens gives good quality vision, he said, “The problem with the Crystalens is that it’s not as predictable in terms of the refractive outcome and you can aim for a certain refractive power and end up with something that’s different.
Though the original Crystalens 4.5 did have some predictability issues, Dr.
“The advantage to the accommodating lens and the reason why we wind up doing mostly Crystalens (eyeonics, Aliso Viejo, Calif.) [in my practice] is that I don’t see a downside to the Crystalens compared to a normal IOL.” Dr. And you may get a good percentage of people who will get a reduced dependence upon glasses.” Although multifocals offer a good chance of patients not needing to wear glasses, Dr.
Slade said, “You might wind up with some quality of vision issues that you would not wind up with the monofocal.” He conceded, however, that the Re STOR Aspheric seems to be designed to address that quality of vision issue and results from his practice as well as others’ seems to be better than the regular multifocals, he said.
“So basically it is identical distance-wise to a monofocal lens with the benefit of intermediate and reading,” he said. Dougherty said is the variable accommodation of the lens, “I find everyone gets the intermediate and most patients get near but it’s variable in terms of axial length, so I do occasionally have patients who need reading glasses particularly for low lighting and low-contrast print.
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The patient was a minister who needed to have excellent intermediate vision because he stands at a podium to speak and is on the computer often. Horn described, “I noticed when I was sitting talking to him that he was reading a list of questions but the questions were on his lap. And I saw that he was reading them with his Re STOR eye that I had just operated on because his other eye was still hyperopic so he couldn’t have been reading it with that eye.
“So I just made the decision in him to just go ahead and put in the Re STOR bilaterally and he is absolutely ecstatic he’s never worn glasses since and he can see everything.” What Dr.