What is the Tecnis Multifocal IOL?
Dr. Sondheimer is a leading Chicago eye surgeon who is adept at performing a range of vision correction procedures utilizing the latest technologies. His commitment to providing his cataract surgery patients with the most optimal vision correction results has motivated him to offer high-quality intraocular lens implants (IOLs) to serve the unique vision needs of each individual who seeks his services. Among several other advanced intraocular lens implants, Dr. Sondheimer offers the Tecnis Multifocal premium lens implant.
The Tecnis IOL was developed by Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (AMO) using wavefront analysis of human corneas. It was specifically engineered to cater to patients who wish to obtain improved vision acuity at multiple distances following cataract surgery. Tecnis first gained FDA-approval in early 2009 as a new IOL that gives cataract surgery patients, with or without presbyopia, superior near and reading vision. In addition, Tecnis is also known to improve intermediate and distance vision, often without the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
the tecnis multifocal iol procedure
Tecnis Multifocal is inserted into the eye during small-incision, phacoemulsification cataract surgery or laser cataract surgery, during which the eye’s natural lens is extracted. The Tecnis lens is made of flexible materials, which allows Dr. Sondheimer to fold the lens prior to insertion and place it inside the eye using the same small incision created to remove the natural lens. After the insertion, the new lens gently unfolds within the eye, and its supporting arms (haptics) allow for proper positioning. In addition to providing Chicago IOL patients with improved multi-distance vision, Tecnis Multifocal also incorporates “intelligent asphericity” to correct most corneal spherical aberrations.
tecnis multifocal iol results
According to AMO clinical trials of Tecnis, participants reported the following benefits:
- 88 percent of patients who received Tecnis Multifocal IOLs were completely independent of glasses and contact lenses four to six months following surgery.
- 97 percent of patients had uncorrected visual acuity of 20/40 or better within four to six months after receiving Tecnis lenses.
- 12 months after surgery, 95 percent of patients said they would choose Tecnis again over any other lens implant.
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Dr. Sondheimer, who has earned a reputation at a leading Chicago AcrySof ReSTOR provider, has helped many patients achieve optimal vision correction results using a range highly sophisticated lens implants. In addition to Tecnis Multifocal and ReSTOR, Dr. Sondheimer also offers Crystalens, the only FDA-approved accommodating lens implant. He is also a skilled LASIK surgeon and glaucoma surgeon.
To learn more about Tecnis Multifocal and find out if you are a good candidate for this IOL, please schedule a one-on-one consultation with ophthalmologist Dr. Sondheimer by calling his full-service eye care practice serving patients in Skokie, Deerfield and Park Ridge, IL, at (847) 677-2794.