A dual optical accommodating foldable intraocular lens
A dual-optic single-piece foldable silicone lens was constructed based on these principles.
Subsequent initial clinical evaluation in 24 human eyes after phacoemulsification for cataract indicated mean 3.22 diopters of accommodation (range, 1 to 5 D) based on defocus curve measurement.
Synchrony is a dual-optic IOL that is showing promise, but hasn’t been approved yet by the FDA.
Talk with your eye doctor about other types of toric IOLs.
The FDA has approved intraocular lenses made of silicone, which includes the STAAR Elastimide Lens (3-piece silicone IOL) and the STAAR Elastic Lens (1-piece silicone IOL). STAAR Surgical Company was the first company to receive pre-market approval for a foldable single-piece silicone IOL.
In fact, more than half of all people either will have a cataract or will have had cataract eye surgery by the time they reach the age of 80.
Cataracts are often accompanied by a refractive error such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.