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    New IOL offers full-distance, good intermediate distance

     

    Familiar lens platform

    One of the important features for surgeons is the familiar Alcon platform. The ActiveFocus family of IOLs uses the same biomaterial used in other AcrySof lens. ActiveFocus lenses are implanted using the same technique as other Alcon lenses.

    As with other IOLs, surgeons must be attentive to managing astigmatism to achieve optimum results.

    “All types of presbyopia-correcting lenses require meticulous surgery,” Dr. Fisher cautioned “but this one is very user friendly.”

    One of the advantages is the relative flexibility in patient selection. The ActiveFocus platform can be used in patients with low, medium and high astigmatism, which makes it more inclusive than earlier generations of presbyopia-correcting lenses.

    “This lens seems to have a larger sweet spot in terms of the type of patients we can implant,” Dr. Fisher said. “This lens is a bit more tolerant of dry eye, maybe a bit of aging-related changes to the retina, a little bit of mild glaucoma, even a bit of leftover astigmatism that the older generations of multifocal lenses. We can offer it to more people than we could before and, with good patient selection, be very confident we are going to make them happy.”

     

    Bret L. Fisher, MD

    P: 850-784-3937

    E: [email protected]

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