The Intraocular Tecnis® Symfony Lens is the first and only intraocular lens with augmented depth of field, used together with cataract surgery or phacorefractive to corect myopia, astigmatism, ipermetropia and presbyopia.
This is a new technology developed in the optic lab by Professor Pablo Artal, with whom Dr. Badalà collaborates since 2008. This intraocular lens offers a wide, high definition, vision spectrum, with reduced incidence of collateral effects such as glare and halos around light sources, compared to traditional multifocal lenses.
Dr. Badalà has been the first to use the Intraocular Toric Symfony Lens in Milan in order to correct myopia, astigmatism and presbyopia, in september 2014.
The Symfony Intraocular Lens is implanted in the eye during a common cataract surgery. In the majority of cases, recovery time is minimum and patients are able to perform everyday activities 24h later. The main difference between traditional multifocal lenses, is that halos around light sources are reduced to a minimum and there is no reduction in the perception of contrast; the lens offers a special diffractive profile that makes it similar to a monofocal lens, but with the added capability of properly reading focusing on near objects.
A clinic study from New Zealand proved that:
The intraocularTECNIS® Symfony Lens increases depth of field granting:
A range of functional vision (5/10 or better) and a depth of field of 2.5 diopters.
The incidence of halos and dazzle is comparable to the one registered with a monofocal intraocular lens.
Focusing on near and mid-distance objects is better than monofocal IOL.
Patients using the TECNIS® Symfony IOL proved:
Average visual acuity for far and mid-distance vision of 10/10 or more.
A visual acuity improvement for near and mid-distance vision of 2 lines at least.
Patients using IOL TECNIS® Symfony reported a high level of indipendence from glasses for far, mid-distance and near vision.
Sebastiana Finocchiaro, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteI had big problems due to cataract and high myopia (-20) with astigmatism (-2.0) in both eyes. So, a year ago, I underwent the crystalline lens replacement surgery with intraocular lens implantation.
I often did not r... Keep on reading this reviewecognize, at short distance, the faces of people I met and even contact lenses could not improve my vision (I wore them all day but they gave me a considerable discomfort to the eyes).
Now I see very well without glasses. I need them only to read closely, bust just for small letters. I see 10/10 from distance and I easily drive at night.
Sure, before surgery, I had so much anxiety, but with a slight sedation I was able to collaborate, by staring at the light the Doctor suggested me to look during surgery. I was assisted well in all phases of the operation. After about ten minutes I got back to my feet and I immediately see well from the operated eye without glasses.
I underwent surgery in the right eye at first and, two days later, in the left eye. Before the complete recover, I observed a short period of rest, I carefully followed the treatment with eye drops and I wore a protective shell at night.
For me a new life has started: I do not have to wear those heavy glasses or annoying contact lenses, which need a careful maintenance. Sure it is not easy to stay awake and collaborate during surgery, but the sureness of being operated by experienced hands helps very much.