Over half of our patients opt for advanced lens implants.

The results have significantly improved their quality of life. Read their stories.

Full Focus Lens ImplantsAstigmatism-Correcting Lens Implants

Full Focus Lens Implants

Full focus lenses, also referred to as “multifocal lenses”, have been designed to improve vision at all distances – up close, far away and everything in between. These advanced intraocular lenses give cataract patients a chance to live free of their glasses. Full focus lenses, such as the ReSTOR, Symfony, Tecnis and Cystalens intraocular lenses (IOL), can restore your ability to read the newspaper, sew, play cards and drive. These full focus lens implants allow cataract patients the opportunity to see many other things near and far without the hassle of reading glasses, bifocals, progressive lenses or contact lenses. Dr. Parisi was among the first surgeons in Upstate South Carolina to implant full focus lenses in cataract patients. He considers them to be one of the best recent advances in lens technology. Recent changes to Medicare and Insurance regulations allow cataract patients to choose a new lens that provides a full range of vision unlike the older single‑vision lens implants called “monofocal lenses”. With monofocal lens implants, there is a high likelihood you will need glasses for most activities after your cataract surgery, certainly for reading and near work. This means you will also continue to have the replacement cost of glasses through the years. Medicare and Insurance allows you to pay directly for an upgrade to a multifocal lens, while still covering the standard costs associated with basic cataract surgery. During your consultation with Clemson Eye, our surgeons will determine if you are a candidate for a multifocal lens. Candidacy depends upon your general eye health and amount of refractive error.

Astigmatism-Correcting Lens Implants

Astigmatism is a defect in the surface of the cornea. When astigmatism is present, the cornea is curved more like a football than a basketball, and this steeper curvature leads to blurry vision. Astigmatism is common and often present from birth. Astigmatism-correcting monofocal lenses, like the Acrysof Toric® lens implant, have been uniquely designed to improve your vision by correcting astigmatism. Patients who choose this options will likely need reading glasses for up-close activities, but will not need glasses for distance activities such as driving and watching TV. The Tecnis Symfony IOL lens is the first and only Extended Depth of Focus Lens in the US that also corrects astigmatism. The Symfony lens improves vision at close, intermediate and far ranges and, therefore, may reduce the need for patients to wear contact lenses or glasses after cataract surgery. Clemson Eye now offers patients the new Ora System with VerifEye+ technology. The Ora system assesses the patient’s eye during the cataract procedure to more accurately determine the lens implant power and visual correction. The outcomes generated are used to improve surgeries for future patients. Ora offers Clemson Eye patients the most advanced cataract surgical technology available in America. Other full focus options that come with astigmatism correcting abilities include the ReSTOR Toric lens which is a multi-focal lens that provides patients with a range of vision from near to distance. This lens may also reduce the need for patients to wear contact lenses or glasses after cataract surgery. Your surgeon will assist you in choosing the right full focus lens for you and your lifestyle. These advanced intraocular lenses can be implanted during the same procedure to remove your cataract. More on Astigmatism-Correcting Lenses

Cassini: Advance in Treating Astigmatism in Cataract Patients

Clemson Eye is proud to be one of the first ophthalmology practices in the world to offer this revolutionary new technology to our patients.

The Cassini is a first‑of‑its‑kind Corneal Shape Analyzer. It provides more accurate measurements of a patient’s cornea, which help the eye surgeon to correct astigmatism during cataract surgery.

The Cassini measures the true axis and magnitude of corneal astigmatism. These measurements improve the eye surgeon’s ability to plan for the intraocular lens replacement. The result is better visual outcomes for cataract patients.

Through this total cornea measurement capability, we have critical information to properly select the power and position of an astigmatism‑correcting lens implant, and plan for arcuate and limbal relaxing incisions with our LenSx laser system.

Antibiotic Advances in Treating Cataracts

Antibiotic advances also benefit patients undergoing cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed on adults in the United States. But like in all surgeries, complications can occasionally occur.

One of the most severe complications is an infection in the eye called endophthalmitis. To reduce your risk of getting endophthalmitis, your doctor will prescribe antibiotic eye drops to use around the time of your surgery. New antibiotics developed in the past few years are more effective than ever at preventing eye infections during cataract surgery.

Better Outcomes, Faster Recovery

As a result of these many high-tech developments in all aspects of cataract surgery, the operation is more successful — and has a faster recovery time — than ever before.

If you are interested or would like more information about advanced cataract surgery, then we look forward to discussing the possibilities with you during your consultation.

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