This exciting new lens technology, FDA approved in July 2016, also includes a version of the lens for people with astigmatism, the Tecnis Symfony Toric IOL.
The Symfony lens is approved in more than 50 countries around the world, and has been widely studied, with data from numerous clinical studies involving over 2,000 eyes.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chang is a recipient of the 2005 Kreissig Award and the W. He is a mechanical and electrical engineer who holds 103 patents or patents pending.
He received the Wacker Medal from the Club Jules Gonin and the first Founders Medal from the Vitreous Society.
When your doctor removes your old, clouded lens and replaces it with an IOL, you could enjoy significantly enhanced vision at all distances.
Like many patients, you could even enjoy 20/20 vision or better without glasses or contacts.
Stanley Chang, MD (Harkness Eye Institute, New York). Chang is chairman of the Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University and on staff at Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York.
His areas of expertise include complex retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy and macular disorders. Chang developed several revolutionary surgical approaches to treat complicated forms of retinal detachment and he was the first to use perfluoropropane gas in the management of retinal detachment worsened by scar tissue proliferation.
Choosing which implant is right for you depends on the unique characteristics of your eye, as well as your lifestyle needs. Symfony lenses are the only lenses in the United States that provide a full range of continuous high-quality vision from distance to arm’s length, and sometimes closer.
Intraocular lenses, or IOLs, are implantable lenses that are used to replace the natural lenses of the eyes when they have become damaged.
Scientists originally designed IOLs to treat cataracts.
Patients who receive this type of IOL will still require glasses for intermediate and near vision after surgery If you are experiencing difficulty seeing up close without the use of reading glasses, you may be a candidate for one of the new technologically advanced IOLs that can provide a full range of vision.
This means that you could see clearly at distance and near and everything in between, with little or no dependence on bifocals or reading glasses.