Abbott releases positive results from cataract surgery
The study results demonstrated that the new Tecnis Symfony IOL benefitted intermediate and near visual acuity over the standard monofocal lens. The new lens also sustained comparable distance visual acuity in the study.
"Many people with cataracts are asking for an option that will help them perform near activities like reading, use their computers and tablets at intermediate distance, as well as see objects that are far away," Jason Jones, an investigator on the study from Jones Eye Clinic, Sioux City, Iowa, said. "The data from this study showed that patients who received the Symfony lens were more likely to achieve improved intermediate and near vision, while maintaining similar distance vision compared with patients who received a standard IOL."
The results were released in a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) in New Orleans.
"Today, people with cataracts want the ability to choose a lens that is likely to give them the vision they want so they can continue to be active and lead fulfilling lives," Thomas Frinzi, senior vice president of Abbott's vision business, said. "The existing Tecnis family of IOLs offers personalized options for patients. The Symfony data presented at ASCRS will be used to support our regulatory application for the lens in the U.S., potentially providing even more choices to doctors and patients."
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