On October 1, McFarland Eye Care’s very own Dr. Evan Newbolt was the first surgeon in the Little Rock area to implant a newly released cataract implant lens! We’re so excited to share some information about the AcrySof IQ PanOptix Trifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL) by Alcon, which is sure to change the lives of many of our patients. PanOptix has been shown to help cataract patients achieve strong functional vision at near, intermediate and distant ranges. This significantly reduces the need for glasses after cataract surgery.
What is a Cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which can lead to blurred vision, vision loss, difficulty seeing in dim light or seeing double. If you have cataracts, you may also notice that colors don’t look very vibrant, and things look much hazier than they used to. Cataracts are typically the result of aging, but can also develop due to eye injuries or diseases such as diabetes. They can have a huge impact on your quality of life, and create a variety of difficulties in your day to day routine.
What Makes PanOptix Special?
The PanOptix Trifocal IOL offers an amazing combination of near, intermediate and distance vision for our patients! It’s the first and only trifocal lens available in the United States for cataract surgery. The near focus is set at 16” for activities such as reading and cell phone use. The intermediate focus is set at 24” for clear vision while doing computer work or viewing the dashboard of your vehicle. The distance focus is set for everything past 24” to the horizon. These lenses have been implanted in 70 other countries, but were only recently approved by the FDA in the United States. Over 400,000 PanOptix lenses have now been implanted, and the patient satisfaction rate is incredibly high!
Are you interested in learning more? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have! Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals, and find out if the PanOptix IOL is right for you!