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.
Maria Sozzi, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteHigh myopia (17 diopters in both eyes) with cataract represented for me a considerable handicap: blepharitis and dry eye do not allow the use of contact lenses and with glasses I could barely see at intermediate distance... Keep on reading this review.
All the ophthalmologists I went to suggested to postpone cataract surgery, considering the precarious conditions of the retina.
I trusted Dr. Badalà (I read good things on the Internet about his innovative surgeries) who, after all the necessary tests, reassured me about the feasibility of the operation.
On 22 and 23 January, 2015 in Milan, in a welcoming atmosphere with state of the art equipment, Dr. Badala' performed cataract surgery in both eyes, with implantation of monofocal aspheric IOL, under topical anesthesia.
I am pleased with an excellent result in both eyes, thanks to Dr. Badalà expertise!