The Importance of Depth of Focus: Extending Range of Vision with a New Class of IOLs

The Importance of Depth of Focus: Extending Range of Vision with a New Class of IOLs

This activity is supported by an independent third-party grant from Abbott Medical Optics.

Introduction

IOL implantation has transformed over the past several decades from an unconventional procedure to standard practice during cataract surgery. As IOLs grew in popularity, the technology advanced to then provide a range of foci from distance to near, thus giving patients back the quality of vision they once enjoyed.

Now, patients with cataracts have a new choice in premium IOL technology that combines the distance vision quality of a monofocal IOL with the range of vision provided by multifocal IOLs. Symfony and Symfony toric IOLs (Abbott Medical Optics) incorporate a diffractive echelette design and achromatic technology to elongate focus and correct chromatic aberrations for improved contrast sensitivity.

This supplement reviews topics from a recent Medical Advisory Board meeting held by Abbott Medical Optics. Key opinion leaders discuss the Symfony IOL as it relates to diffractive technology, IOL power calculations, mini-monovision surgical techniques and patient candidacy.

I thank the faculty members for their participation and Abbott Medical Optics for supporting this supplement. For more activities on this topic, visit Healio.com/Ophthalmology/Education-Lab.


Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Chief Medical Editor
Ocular Surgery News

Introduction

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