Imagine being able to see your world as well as you did when you were younger, without the help of glasses or contact lenses. Being seen the way you want people to see you. Youthful. Energetic. Vibrant.
Imagine being able to see the way you want to see. Near, far and all distances in between. Seamlessly. Effortlessly. Naturally. Never missing a child's smile, the sparkle of a diamond, a cloud that looks like a face, an important plot twist in a mystery novel. Imagine a way to do it. Through your own eyes. Imagine all the possibilities. Imagine crystalens™.
What is Crystalens?
Crystalens, a single-focus lens, is a cataract replacement lens that works naturally with your eyes' muscles to give you the quality of vision you enjoyed when you were younger.
The revolutionary design element that makes crystalens the state-of-the-art replacement lens are chinges which are designed to allow the lens to move, or accommodate to focus on objects near, far and all distances in-between seamlessly.
Unlike old-style fixed focal lenses, which didn't move, crystalens has the ability to move, thus focusing as your eye's natural lens does. Dr. Iftikhar Chaudhry will take precise measurements to insure the correct power selection.
The Crystalens Procedure
The medical procedure to implant the crystalens is the same safe, proven cataract surgery performed annually on over 7 million eyes globally. Over 65 million procedures have been done in the US in the last 25 years.
Typically performed in an outpatient surgical facility, the actual surgery takes less than twenty minutes. In a pain free procedure, Dr. Iftikhar Chaudhry will place a few drops in your eye, then use an ultrasonic probe to remove the cloudy lens from your eye. The crystalens is then gently placed where your original lens used to be. Once surgery is complete, Dr. Iftikhar Chaudhry will place additional drops in your eye to prevent infection and decrease inflammation.
Because the opening into the eye is so small, it heals quickly on its own, without any need for stitches.
With Crystalens,the Advantages are Clear
The crystalens offers significant advantages over other kinds of lens implants and corrective lenses. Standard (single vision) lens implants don't have the ability to provide a full range of vision. Most people who have single vision lens implants MUST wear glasses for middle and near vision.
The crystalens has the unique ability to focus on objects at varying distances using the eye's natural muscle. This means the crystalens can provide sharper vision, without corrective lenses, throughout a full range of vision from near to far and everything in between.
The crystalens FDA one-year clinical study results indicate that 92% of the people enrolled in the study (implanted bilaterally) could see 20/25 or better at distance, 96% could see 20/20 at arm's length and 73% could see 20/25 at near without glasses or contact lenses.
What is more exciting is that 98% of these people could pass their drivers test, 100% could see their computer or put on their makeup, and 98% could read a magazine, all without glasses or contact lenses. Also, your ability to see at approximately arm's length (middle vision) will be greatly enhanced with the crystalens.
In addition, the quality of vision compared to wearing bifocals and/or trifocals is significantly improved. You'll have a full range of vision, without having to tilt your head to find that portion of your glasses that allows you to see clearly. You simply look at something and the crystalens, mimicking the natural focusing ability of your eye, will automatically focus your eye at near, arm's length, or distance. Dr. Iftikhar Chaudhry will be glad to answer any questions you have about the crystalens™.
New Intraocular Lens Technology
Helps Patients See at Far, Near and Intermediate Distances. The NEW Multifocal IOLs are available at IC Laser. Cataract surgery has undergone tremendous technological improvements in the last five years. These technological improvements have resulted in better vision and a better overall lifestyle for our patients. Imagine being able to see a golf ball in the trees on a great drive and watch where it lands or imagine not needing corrective glasses for reading the newspaper. These are some of the advantages that our patients are now experiencing. Some patients have even stated that, “I have not had vision like this since I was 20 years old”. IC laser is providing better technology and better vision for all of our patients. These improvements have clearly lead to better overall patient satisfaction. Please feel free to review the following lens options that your doctor will discuss with you at the time of your pre-operative examination.
ReZoom ™ Multifocal Intraocular Lens
As previously mentioned, modern day cataract surgery has some very NEW and exciting intraocular lens technologies. If you are experiencing cataracts or have presbyopia, the ReZoom ™ Multifocal Intraocular Lens may be a great option. This intraocular lens is designed for very flexible and multifunctional vision. The ReZoom™ intraocular lens is a second-generation refractive multifocal IOL that provides cataract patients with greater independence from glasses than monofocal IOLs. The ReZoom™ proprietary multifocal design provides a range of vision that monofocal lenses cannot match.
The ReZoom™ Balanced View Optics™ technology distributes light over five optic zones so that each lens has a distance-dominant central zone for distance vision in bright light conditions when the pupil is constricted.
If you have been told by your eye doctor that you have cataracts and are experiencing one or more of the following vision problems, you may be a candidate for the ReZoom ™ Multifocal lens:
- If you have trouble reading and may require bifocals.
- If your vision is getting increasingly blurred
In a clinical study 92 percent of ReZoom™ IOL patients reported never or only occasionally having to wear glasses.
Restor Lens - AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL
IC laser of the Philadelphia area is now offering a new treatment for refractive lens exchange or as an option after cataract surgery. The ALL-NEW restor lens can now allow patients to see at both far distances and near distances with the dependence on glasses or contact lenses. In a recent FDA clinical study, 80% of patients receiving the ReSTOR lens reported that they no longer required glasses for daily activities. This intraocular lens insertion process is the exact same surgical technique used in cataract surgery and does not even require any type of stitches.
From Alcon (FDA clinical trial data)
During the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL clinical studies, patients experienced lifestyle enhancement through quality vision, and greater freedom from reading glasses and bifocals. According to the AcrySof® ReSTOR® clinical studies, four out of five patients with the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL reported never wearing glasses following cataract surgery in both eyes, compared to only 1 out of 10 patients with monofocal lenses. This is the highest level of freedom from glasses ever demonstrated in an IOL clinical trial.
Additionally, the AcrySof® ReSTOR® clinical studies indicated that nearly 94% of the study subjects were so satisfied with their new quality vision that they would have the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL implanted again.