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    New IOL offers full-distance, good intermediate distance


    Active lifestyle

    ActiveFocus can be a good choice for patients who have a more active lifestyle. That could include individuals who participate in sports, attend events or anyone who wants to see car dashboards or use a computer.

    The same system might be helpful for patients who want more than monofocal vision or prefer an alternative to monovision. It could be even more helpful for those who want less dependence on glasses after surgery.

    “For close reading or small-print reading, some patients may require mild over-the-counter reading glasses on a part-time basis,” Dr. Fisher noted. “There is always a need to have good lighting for these types of lenses. Most of us will lose a bit of sensitivity in the retina as we age, so good lighting can help there as well.”

    Night vision disturbance has been one of the most important concerns with all presbyopia-correcting IOLs, he continued. Haloes around point sources, such as headlights, taillights, and street lights are a recognized problem and an objection that every surgeon must answer.

    “With ActiveFocus, we are seeing the least amount of night vision disturbance that we have seen with any of the lenses that offer an expanded range of vision,” Dr. Fisher said. “There are definitely some flares, but most patients describe them as mild and they tend to improve with time as patients adapt to their lenses. We are getting much closer to a compromise free solution for our patients.”

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