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ReSTOR And Cataract Surgery

After surgery for a cataract (blurred vision due to clouding of the eye’s lens), patients have often still needed reading glasses or bifocals. Now, with a unique technological development, the new ReSTOR® intraocular lens (IOL) can eliminate that need for additional vision help, giving cataract patients the best opportunity ever to see well without glasses, whether up close, far away, or in between. The ReSTOR® lens is implanted in the eye as a replacement for the cataract-affected lens, as are older types of IOLs. The older IOLs restore vision in a limited distance range. The amazing difference that the ReSTOR® lens provides is significantly improved vision atalldistances.

The ReSTOR® lens can do this because it’s configured to distribute the light coming into the eye as a response to how wide or small the eye’s pupil is at the time. This light distribution design is called “apodized diffractive optics,” a kind of optics that’s been used for decades to improve the quality of telescopes and microscopes. Now cataract patients can benefit from this technology too!

The ReSTOR® lens (from Alcon) was approved by the FDA, after extensive clinical trials showed that 80 percent of the cataract patients who received a ReSTOR® lens didn’t need glasses after their surgery.

Are you a candidate for cataract surgery? Would you like to do without those bothersome bifocals or reading glasses? ThenContact usabout this exciting new development, the ReSTOR® lens.

KESQ News Team

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