Johnson & Johnson Tecnis Symfony OptiBlue IOL

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Last updated 10/31/2023

In the intricate dance of light and sight, a new contender has elegantly taken the stage, demonstrating prowess and elegance in every step - the TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ IOL.

 

Hailing from the esteemed Johnson & Johnson Vision family, this revolutionary lens is a replacement for the patient’s natural lens, allowing for clear vision at many different distances and light levels. 

 

Presbyopia and cataracts, two primary causes of vision impairment worldwide, are effectively addressed by the TECNIS Symfony OptiBlue IOL. Introduced by Johnson & Johnson Vision in the late 2010s, this lens represents a notable advancement in the field of ophthalmology.

A closer look at Tecnis Symfony by Johnson & Johnson 

The TECNIS Symfony OptiBlue IOL is one of our presbyopia-correcting intraocular lens (PC-IOL) options for cataract patients. With its extended depth of focus (EDOF), the Symfony OptiBlue improves visual acuity at both close and long distances.

 

Since its launch, the lens has gained widespread acceptance among ophthalmologists, establishing itself as a reliable solution in vision correction.

 

InteliLight technology - the alchemy of sight 

TECNIS Symfony OptiBlue IOL is powered by cutting-edge InteliLight technology.

 

It elegantly weaves science and technology to mitigate the notorious glare and halos that dance around the vision of many experiencing cataracts and presbyopia. The lens’ unique ability to optimize image contrast across various distances turns every gaze into an exploration of clarity.

 

The technology behind the Symfony lens models 

The Symfony OptiBlue and Symfony OptiBlue Toric II for astigmatism are made with a proprietary combination of violet-light filter, Echolette design, and achromatic technology, originally showcased in the TECNIS Synergy IOL. Each element plays a pivotal role in improving the patient’s sight.

 

  • Violet-Light Filter: This filter protects your eye against the shortest wavelengths of light, which create the most light scatter. Filtering this light mitigates halos and glare and enhances vision at night and in low-light conditions.
  • Echelette Design: A visionary innovation reducing light scattering and halo intensity, rendering digital devices’ text and images with pristine clarity.
  • Achromatic Technology: A harmonious correction of chromatic aberration, painting day and night with superior contrast, breathing life into every gaze across all distances.

 

These technologies don’t just correct vision; they enhance the experience of seeing, ensuring that clarity isn’t a privilege but a constant companion, whether day or night.

 

Risks and benefits

While the TECNIS Symfony OptiBlue IOL has ushered in an era of clarity and correction, it also carries with it a few potential risks:

 

  • Lens misalignment leads to imprecise vision.
  • Post-operative inflammation or infection.
  • Increased sensitivity to light initially.
  • Occasional halo or starburst effects in some patients.

 

The TECNIS Symfony OptiBlue IOL is not just about rectifying vision but enhancing it, offering a myriad of benefits:

 

  • Enhanced night vision, diminishing halos, and glares.
  • Precise image contrast across all distances.
  • Reduction in light scattering, boosting clarity in digital device usage.
  • Harmonious correction of chromatic aberration for superior day and night contrast.

 

Our surgeons will provide additional details about how the potential risks and benefits could affect your situation

 

IOL comparisons 

The TECNIS Symfony OptiBlue IOL certainly has its merits, but how does it measure up compared to other popular options?

 

The TECNIS Symfony and Synergy share Johnson & Johnson’s signature blend of violet-light filter, Echelette design, and achromatic technology. However, while the Symfony offers consistent clarity across varying distances, the Synergy has a slightly wider range of vision from near to distant views.

 

Compared to the Eyhance IOL, the TECNIS Symfony OptiBlue has increased versatile clarity. Eyhance, in contrast, is meticulously crafted to heighten intermediate vision, possibly making it the better choice for activities like computer usage and tasks requiring arm's length focus.

 

A Vision for the Future 

In the world of intraocular lenses, TECNIS Symfony OptiBlue isn’t just another option; it embodies Johnson & Johnson Vision's commitment to transforming the trajectory of eye health globally. It isn’t just about seeing; it’s about experiencing the world with unprecedented clarity, where every detail is visible and vivid.

 

In the harmonious dance of light and sight, every step, every gaze, and every detail is a testament to a world where vision isn’t just restored but reimagined. In this world, the TECNIS Symfony OptiBlue IOL isn’t just a lens but a visionary companion in every patient’s journey to sight’s poetic symphony.

 

Trust Assil Gaur Eye Institute to find the Best IOL for your needs 

Assil Gaur Eye Institute’s team of ophthalmological surgeons are nationally known experts in the advanced treatments for cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, macular generation, refractive surgery, and LASIK, to name a few.

 

For more information or to schedule a consultant, please call 866-945-2745 or visit us here to make an appointment.

 

We are conveniently located for patients throughout Southern California and the Los Angeles area with clinics in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, and close to West Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Culver City, Hollywood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, and all of Los Angeles.

 

In addition to outpatient laser cataract surgery, the ophthalmology experts at AGEI are nationally recognized for their eye care and treatment options for a full range of eye diseases and problems, including glaucoma, retinal detachment, cornea conditions, floaters and flashes, dry eye, presbyopia, refractive surgery such as LASIK and much more.

 

 

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