This helps optimize the focus of normal white light for distance and near vision.The approval of toric multifocal lenses, such as the Acri.Here's a look at this technology, its long-term international results and the injector that makes the whole package work.The Synchrony is the first dual-optic accommodating IOL, and is a single-piece silicone lens that has a high-powered 32 D anterior optic joined to a rear minus-powered optic by flexible silicone spring-like struts.This year may finally be the year the Crystalens (Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, N.Y.), a silicone, hinge design, accommodating IOL, has some competition. Petersburg, Fla.) should garner the coveted FDA stamp of approval soon, becoming a serious market rival.The Synchrony and the Tecnis Toric multifocal both still seem to be in the FDA pipeline (slow as it might be).Abbott ends development Of Synchrony IOL Lens stalled in FDA approval process.
"I look forward to having access to this technology for my patients because my clinical trial patients were so happy with their results." The Tetraflex has a 2.2-millimeter injector allowing surgeons to make a 2.5-mm or 3.0-mm incision. It is manufactured to a tenth of a diopter tolerance, which is better than any other premium IOL in the world.Chromatic aberration reduces image quality in normal white light because each of its color wavelengths refracts differently.The Tecnis Multifocal IOL is made of an acrylic material with chromatic aberration, which is better than that of the crystalline lens.By David Chang, MD, with Jerry Helzner, Senior Editor When Abbott Labs (Abbott Park, Ill.) paid 0 million to acquire IOL developer Visiogen for its Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) division in the late summer of 2009, American ophthalmologists were eagerly hoping for approval of a next-generation accommodating IOL.After all, Visiogen's Synchrony dual-optic accommodative IOL, had just completed its US clinical trials and had also received the CE mark in Europe earlier that year.