The Symfony lens is an extended depth of focus lens implant which treats presbyopia (loss of near vision from age). It is implanted into the eye during a normal cataract surgery after the removal of the cataract or during a refractive lens exchange surgery. It corrects distance vision, near vision and provides continuous high quality vision at all distances and in all lighting situations. In most cases recovery time is minimal, with patients able to return to their usual routine just 24 hours after surgery. Unlike traditional multifocal lens implants, there is minimal glare or halos with the Symfony lens and no reduction in contrast sensitivity. This is achieved through a special diffractive grating in the lens implant allowing it to manipulate chromatic aberration. This allows it to function similar to a traditional monofocal lens implant for distance but with the added benefit of intermediate and near vision.
The Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is a transparent hydrogel cornea inlay that is designed to correct presbyopia (loss of near vision from age). It is placed beneath a corneal flap that is created bladelessly with a femtosecond laser. The procedure takes about 5-10 minutes and is performed at Paducah Lasik Center located in our office. It is made of a proprietary hydrogel material comprised of nearly 80% water. The optical characteristics are almost identical to the human cornea. It is placed in one eye, the non-dominant eye, and restores the ability to read and perform near activities without reading glasses to those patients who have lost this as a result of aging. The ideal patient for the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is between the age of 41 and 65 with good uncorrected distance vision, has a normal and healthy ocular surface and does not have cataracts, glaucoma, uncontrolled diabetes or a history of herpetic eye disease.