Over three million cataract procedures are performed every year in the U.S. Many patients have to depend on reading glasses, computer glasses, or another type of eyewear after their surgery. PanOptix lenses are changing all of that.
These innovative, multifocal lenses restore cataract-impaired vision and deliver an outstanding range of vision - correcting for nearsightedness, farsightedness and presbyopia all at once. With PanOptix, patients are free to live a full, active life without the need for glasses.
PanOptix is an intraocular lens (IOL), which is an artificial lens that is implanted in the eye during cataract surgery. The PanOptix intraocular lens replaces the cloudy, natural lens that results from cataracts. PanOptix has been dubbed “the next generation trifocal,” because it is the first and only trifocal lens for patients undergoing cataract surgery in the United States.
Trifocal lenses provide three levels of vision simultaneously:
The vast majority of PanOptix patients do not need to wear glasses after surgery. In a clinical study conducted by the FDA, over 90 percent of patients indicated that given the choice, they would choose PanOptix lenses again.
First, a topical anesthetic is applied to numb the eye area. A very small incision is made in the eye, and a tiny instrument (no bigger than the tip of a pen) is inserted in the opening to remove the cataracts. Then, the PanOptix IOL is implanted and set in place. The surgery itself takes about 10-15 minutes.
Your doctor can help you decide if you are a good candidate for surgery based on your eye health, your visual needs, and your general lifestyle. Contact us today for an evaluation!