Syncrony IOL for Reading

October 9, 2018 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Iol Trifocal Iol Laser Cataract Surgery Reading Lens Implants

Lens implants give cataract patients a new lease on life, helping improve vision and restore a
quality of life once dimmed by weak or failing eyesight. Accommodative intraocular lenses,
referred to as IOLs, are a means to this end. But there’s more to them than meets the eye!
What the Visiogen Synchrony IOL has going for it, is that it make huge strides when it comes to
enhancing near vision. While all lens implants can improve vision to different degrees, the Synchrony lens is designed to provide more independence from glasses than many of the other IOL's that are used during laser cataract surgery.

 

 

 

Should you get an IOL put in?


The Synchrony IOL from Visiogen was designed to closely mimic the natural lens of the human
eye. IOLs are an artificial replacement for your own lens which could be damaged in some way
or failing with age.
Left untended, a cataract, the dense cloudy area that forms on the lens of an eye usually with
age, could even lead to blindness. So it is vital that you get this relatively simple procedure done
at the earliest to avoid complications and bigger problems down the line.
Over 2 million people get a cataract surgery each year in the United States. So it is a fairly
routine task for a skilled eye surgeon.


What makes the Visiogen Synchrony IOL a good choice?


This is a single-piece dual-optic, silicone lens. Accommodating lenses may be single optic, dual
optic, or deformable optic IOLs. In general dual optic lenses are considered superior to single
optic lenses.
The two lenses in the IOL are kept apart by a spring-activated mechanism. When your eye
needs to focus, the lenses than either move closer together or further apart, enabling you to see
clearly. The arrangement of the lens allows for increased power for near tasks.
Clinically proven to be both safe and effective this accommodating intraocular lens is stable in
your eye. Studies have shown that can even achieve postoperative accommodative amplitude
of over 2.75 D at 18 months.


Getting The Lens Implant


Implanting the Visiogen Synchrony IOL is much the same as any laser cataract surgery. A standard
procedure, it requires the hands of a skilled surgeon who can ensure the procedure is carried
out properly. The lens is inserted via a tiny incision of a few mm using a special injector system
that allows the posterior optic to go in first, then the anterior optic.
After-care once you';re done with the lens implant is similar to a standard cataract surgery. You
will be prescribed some anti-inflammatory medication and aftercare tips to help the healing and
prevent infection.

This IOL is not availabel in the United States as of the time of publication.