TECNIS® Multifocal Lens
Designed to give patients back their youthful vision, the TECNIS® Multifocal
Lens provides patients with high-quality vision at any distance, and in
any light condition – even in low light.
Today, cataract removal is generally performed as an outpatient procedure
under local or topical anesthesia. You will be fully awake, but you will
be comfortable and feel no pain. You will arrive for surgery at your scheduled
appointment time and need to plan to stay about 2 hours. The procedure
itself usually takes about 15 minutes and is performed one eye at a time
and 2-4 weeks apart.
To remove your cataract (clouded lens), your doctor will use a technique
called phacoemulsification (phaco). Your doctor will make a tiny, 1/8-inch
incision and insert a small phaco probe. The probe will break apart the
clouded lens and remove it. Next, an IOL will be inserted through the
same tiny incision into the lens capsule of your eye. Because this procedure
is performed through an incision that is very small, your eye will be
able to heal rapidly with little or no discomfort.
Following the procedure, you will usually be allowed to return home within
an hour or so. Vision is restored immediately in most cases; however,
vision usually continues to improve in the weeks following the procedure.
Keep in mind that lens implants have been in use for about 50 years to
treat cataracts. Over 15 million cataract and lens implant procedures
are now performed each year worldwide.
The advanced TECNIS Multifocal is an implantable lens that restores vision
after cataract surgery and corrects presbyopia (the need for reading glasses).
It's the lens 94% of patients would choose again.
It delivers results superior to those of a standard multifocal lens and
offers an excellent chance to become spectacle independent.
Exceptional Full Range of Vision
Only the advanced TECNIS Multifocal Lens enables you to see clearly at
near, intermediate, and far distances without glasses in all light conditions.
Compare the following images. In the first image, which demonstrates vision
with the TECNIS Multifocal Lens, you can see the coffee cup close up,
the dashboard at intermediate, as well as road signs in the distance –
Now, compare the second image. This image demonstrates what you might see
with a monofocal lens. Although the intermediate and distance vision is
clear, notice how the coffee cup is now blurry.
Immediately after surgery, some patients may notice rings around lights
when driving at night. However, as the eye adjusts to the lens, the visual
impression of rings may lessen or go away over time.
Am I a Candidate?
If you are diagnosed with cataracts and are experiencing one or more of
the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for the TECNIS Multifocal Lens:
- Difficulty reading
- Difficulty seeing close objects
- Difficulty seeing to drive, especially at night
- Changing glasses prescriptions
- Needing bifocals
The Key-Whitman Advantage
We uniquely offer the convenience of the Doctor's office, the Outpatient
Surgery Center and Optical Shop all under one roof. To better serve your
needs, we have offices in Dallas, Plano, North Arlington and South Arlington
and accept Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans.
The Key-Whitman Eye Center provides free parking near the front door. Special
facilities, parking spaces and wheelchairs are available for the disabled.