ReStor IOL: The first multifocal IOL of its kind, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL draws upon decades of expertise and technology for an intraocular lens that truly helps cataract patients see it all—near, far, and everything in between — without the need for reading glasses or bifocals after surgery.
In a clinical trial, after having the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL implanted in both eyes, at 6 months post-op, 78 percent of patients reported not needing glasses.
Nearly 94 percent of patients (implanted with the +3.0 D IOL) indicated that they would have the lenses implanted again, according to a patient satisfaction survey.
Here’s what makes AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOLs so unique:
- The majority of modern IOLs are made from either silicone or a hard plastic called polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), but AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL uses a soft, foldable acrylic, which makes implantation easier for the surgeon and more comfortable for the patient. A smaller incision also removes the need for stitches, providing faster recovery times and clearer, more youthful vision.
- With AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL, patients with both cataracts and presbyopia can have both conditions corrected at the same time, eliminating the need for spectacles after surgery in most patients.
- Many IOLs today offer ultraviolet (UV) light-filtering protection, as sunlight has long been suspected as a contributor to cataracts by damaging the retina. Retina : The transmitter located at the back of your eye that sends the images to your brain. AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL offers similar filters, protecting your eyes from all high-energy blue light, which includes not only the sun’s harmful rays but also artificial light such as fluorescent bulbs. Blue Light: Blue light has a wavelength of about 475 nanometers (nm) on the visible light spectrum. Some laboratory research suggests that high-energy blue light may lead to retinal damage and play a role in the onset of age-related macular degeneration.