A new premium intraocular lens was approved by the FDA for use in the United State known as the Panoptix lens by Alcon. This is a trifocal style lens implant that does not behave like trifocal eyeglasses in that there are not discrete areas of the lens that one must manually look through to see clearly at different distances like trifocal glasses. Rather, this lens enhances the vision after cataract surgery to enable focusing without blurry zones and to reduce the need for glasses for many, if not most, activities. The standard monofocal lens implant only allows viewing at the distance for which the power of the lens was chosen such as distance. Anything near or intermediate is blurry and requires either computer glasses for computer work or reading glasses for closer pleasure reading. The Panoptix lens permits the patient to see far away, arm’s length as well as up close. This is obviously wonderful for anyone trying to minimize their dependence on eyeglasses!
The Panoptix IOL is a diffractive IOL that allows the lens to transmit 88% of light to the retina which improves vision. The lens has a 4.5mm diffractive zone that reduces the dependence of the efficacy of the lens on pupil size so it works in different sized pupils. It has a near focal point at 16 inches, an intermediate focal point at 24 inches and another focal point for optical infinity.
We have seen wonderful results with the Panoptix and are excited about this new technology! Contact Dr. David Aizuss today to learn more. We happily treat patients from Calabasas, West Hills, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Northridge, Reseda, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, and surrounding areas. We look forward to seeing you soon!