The TECNIS Symfony® EDOF IOL has recently emerged as part of IOL family TECNIS. EDOF stands for ‘extended depth of focus’, and these lenses work by creating a single elongated focal point to enhance the patients range of vision. These are sometimes also known as extended range of vision (ERV) IOLs. Symfony® is the first FDA approved lens of its class, and we offer this IOL at our office in Orange County, California.
The greatest advantage of the Symfony® EDOF IOL is that due to its elongated focal area and that peak resolution is minimally affected, clear vision is obtained at all distances – particularly far and intermediate. These lenses have less glare, light halos or loss of contrast, when compared to multifocals.
TECNIS Symfony® EDOF IOLs placed by our Irvine area surgeons offer a host of benefits, if:
Symfony® EDOF IOLs will benefit patients in Irvine and the Orange County area who would prefer better image quality over not having to wear glasses 100% of the time. This compromise may not be preferable to some, and in any case before making the choice to replace your natural lens with a Symfony® EDOF IOL, we recommend you discuss your goals and expectations with a specialist at Beach Eye Medical Group in Huntington Beach.
Orange County and Irvine area patients with a history of retinal pigment, glaucoma, or macular degeneration, or those who only have one functional eye (e.g. having amblyopia or a lazy eye) may not be ideal candidates for an EDOF IOL.
If you have a pre-existing eye condition and have been diagnosed with cataracts, your needs can be evaluated by our specialists, who can recommend the best procedure or treatment for you.
Symfony® EDOF IOLs provide clear, vivid vision – particularly at intermediate and far distance, and is one of the newest and most innovative EDOF offerings on the IOL market. As with any IOL there are both benefits and risks to be weighed.
Cataract surgery is a safe, effective procedure. As one of the most commonly performed surgeries round the world, it improves the lives of tens of thousands of people every day. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are some rare but possible risks and side effects to be aware of, such as bleeding, inflammation, swelling or infection.
If you have been diagnosed with a cataract in one or both eyes and are exploring your options, contact our Huntington Beach or Irvine office for a comprehensive eye evaluation with a cataract specialist.
We serve patients in Huntington Beach as well as other Orange County communities, including Newport Beach, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Westminster, Costa Mesa, and Tustin.