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The eye care specialists at DelMar Surgical and Cosmetic Treatment Center offer Advanced IOLs for patients located in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware; Elkton and North East, Maryland and surrounding areas in Delaware, Maryland and southeast Pennsylvania.
What is IOL?
IOL stands for Intraocular lens, which is an implanted lens in the eye. Intraocular lens come in a variety of materials and designs.
What Are My Choices For Intraocular Lens?
Your surgeon generally chooses a lens made of a material that is best suited to your individual situation. All intraocular lenses used in our practice have UV filters. Some lenses are yellow in color. These lenses are theoretically better at blocking the light rays in the blue spectrum which are thought to be related to the development of macular degeneration in some patients.
Some intraocular lenses are designed to be multifocal, which enable patients to see both at distance and near without the aid of spectacles. It is important for patients to realize that while cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation frequently results in a reduced dependency on eye glasses it is never guaranteed to eliminate this need totally.
What is the ReSTOR Lens?
FDA Clinical Trials Show 80% of Patients Are Spectacle FREE after surgery with the ReSTOR multifocal lens implant.
The AcrySof ReSTOR lens is a foldable IOL that represents breakthrough technology because of its unique, patented optic design, which allows patients to experience the highest level of freedom from glasses ever achieved in IOL clinical trials.
The AcrySof ReSTOR IOL uses a combination of three complementary technologies: apodization, diffraction and refraction, to allow patients to experience a full range of high-quality vision without the need for reading glasses or bifocals. This range of vision without glasses is achieved through the optical properties of the IOL.
What Are the Benefits of ReSTOR Lens?
The benefit for patients is a high level of spectacle freedom. Alcon has patented the application of apodization technology to an IOL, making the AcrySof ReSTOR lens the first and only apodized diffractive IOL.
During U.S. clinical trials, the results with ReSTOR were remarkable:
80% of patients reported that after lens implant surgery with ReSTOR lenses, they no longer needed glasses or contact lenses to see clearly at all distances. 94% said they could drive and read the paper without contacts or glasses. Nearly 94% were so satisfied that they would have the procedure again.
If you are a candidate for cataract surgery or are interested in having the ReSTOR lens implant, please call our practice to schedule your comprehensive evaluation. In many cases your medical insurance plan will pay for the evaluation. Dr. Lavenburg has many years of experience in performing cataract surgery as well as clear lens extraction using advanced IOLs in Delaware and Maryland. Please view our Facebook page for promotions and more information about the DelMar Surgical and Cosmetic Treatment Center.