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ReSTOR Multifocal

Multifocal Lens Implants

Multifocal IOL lens implants enable patients to see at near far and intermediate distances after cataract surgery. The two major brand names in this category are the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL by Alcon and the Tecnis® Multifocal by Abbott. 

AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL

AcrySof ReSTOR IOL Jefferson CityThe ReSTOR® lens is a multifocal lens implant that is designed to replace the natural lens of the eye after cataract surgery. Comprised of a flexible plastic material, the ReSTOR® lens has a patented design that allows it to focus light on the retina for clear vision at near, far, and intermediate distances. The benefit for cataract surgery patients is a high level of spectacle freedom. Alcon has patented the application of apodization technology to an IOL, making the AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens the first apodized diffractive IOL.

For many cataract surgery patients the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL by Alcon delivers very good vision at multiple distances including near and far vision. Many people also obtain great intermediate vision without the need for reading glasses. The AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL by Alcon is a very unique innovation which is ideal for those patients seeking spectacle freedom after cataract surgery. AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL by Alcon has been FDA approved for the treatment of cataracts with or without presbyopia since March of 2005.

FDA Clinical Data:

During U.S. clinical trials, the results with AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL by Alcon were remarkable:

  • 80% of patients reported that after lens implant surgery with ReSTOR lenses, they no longer needed glasses or contact lenses to see clearly at all distances.
  • 94% said they could drive and read the paper without contacts or glasses.
  • Nearly 94% were so satisfied that they would have the procedure again.

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