Phoenix Ophthalmologists is pleased to provide Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lenses for the treatment of cataracts. The Symfony IOL replaces cataracts with a continuous range of high-quality vision.
Tecnis Symfony lenses are the only lenses in the United States that provide a full range of continuous high-quality vision following cataract surgery. These lenses mitigate the effects of presbyopia by providing an extended depth of focus from distance to near. Presbyopia is the blurring of reading vision that comes with aging. These lenses are also available in the Toric version for patients who need astigmatism correction as well.
During cataract surgery, the natural lens of the eye is removed, and an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens, or IOL, is inserted into the eye. The IOL most commonly used in cataract surgery is a monofocal lens, which only allows the person to see at one set point, most commonly distance. Reading glasses will still be needed with intermediate and near activities. The Symfony lens gives excellent clarity across the full range of vision including distance, intermediate and near vision. Reading glasses may still be necessary for very small print.