Johnson & Johnson Tecnis Synergy IOL

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Last updated 10/10/2023
Tecnis Synergy IOL

Assil Gaur Eye Institute proudly offers patients the Tecnis SynergyTM   IOL

This lens, which was FDA-approved in May 2021, replaces your eye's natural lens during cataract surgery or other lens replacement procedures, taking vision clarity to an unparalleled level.

 

The innovative design of the lens allows for clear eyesight at multiple distances in all ranges of light conditions, often reducing or eliminating the need for prescription glasses and contacts. This is a great improvement over a monofocal lens or ‌trifocal IOL for many.

How does the Tecnis Synergy IOL improve eyesight? 

Stepping beyond the confines of traditional monofocal IOLs, the Tecnis Synergy multifocal IOL delivers crystal-clear vision across multiple distances. Whether you're engrossed in a book or admiring a distant landscape, this lens ensures flawless clarity.

 

The Synergy lens is part of Johnson & Johnson's vision line of presbyopia-correcting IOLs. In addition to granting clear distance vision, the Tecnis Synergy improves near vision, reducing or eliminating the need for reading glasses with LED technology.

 

What are LEDs, and how do they affect vision?

It is estimated that LEDs now make up more than half of the global indoor and outdoor lighting sales, up from just 5% in 2013. LEDs are not only in lighting but in our TVs, vehicles, and now, our intraocular lens implants.

 

The Tecnis Synergy Toric II IOL is only one of two FDA-approved lenses in the USA that offer VLF violet light filtration. Both lenses are from Johnson & Johnson. This is the newest innovation in IOL design that enhances vision and reduces night vision disturbances. The violet filter in this lens corrects chromatic aberration, which helps capture colors more vividly. It also uses a new high-resolution echelette lathing process to reduce light scatter.

 

There is also a version with all the visual acuity benefits of the Synergy IOL with the added benefit of astigmatism correction. Its squared, haptic design provides extra stability when implanted in astigmatic eyes.

 

Additionally, the violet filter offers enhanced visual performance in low-lighting conditions, including night driving. The optimized LED in these lenses reduces short-wavelength and high-energy rays that can scatter light, reducing contrast and helping to reduce glare and dysphotopsia.

 

Is the Tecnis Synergy IOL right for me?

Choosing to undergo an intraocular lens implant is a significant decision that demands careful contemplation of your health, vision objectives, and the available options. While the Tecnis is an excellent option for many patients, not everyone is an ideal candidate. The Tecnis IOL might not be a good fit for anyone with:

 

  • A history of retinal disease
  • Pupil dilation problems
  • Medical conditions that impair immune system function, such as diabetes and sickle cell disease
  • Elevated Ocular hypertension

 

Consult with our ophthalmologists to learn more about whether or not Tecnis is the right choice for you.

 

What are the Benefits of the Tecnis Synergy? 

The Synergy IOL stands out in the IOL market thanks to its fusion of extended depth of focus (EDOF) and multifocal technologies. This combination ensures the lens provides outstanding near vision while maintaining a broad range of continuous vision.

 

At Assil Gaur Eye Institute, we offer the Tecnis Synergy IOL for its high patient satisfaction and wide range of benefits. Some of the benefits of the Synergy and Synergy Toric II include:

 

Cataract correction

The Tecnis Synergy IOL offers a groundbreaking solution for cataract patients, enabling them to regain sharp and clear vision after lens replacement surgery. Meticulously designed, this lens replaces the clouded natural lens and enhances overall visual clarity across various distances, revolutionizing post-cataract visual experiences.

 

Improved vision range 

The lens's innovative design ensures a seamless transition between varying distances, offering a fluid visual experience from close to far.

 

Enhanced night vision 

Night vision challenges, particularly glares and halos, have been a persistent concern with traditional IOLs. Tecnis Synergy provides good visual acuity and contrast sensitivity in bright and dim light, addressing this with reliable effectiveness. Its sophisticated design and technology minimize visual disturbances, offering a more natural and adaptive vision in diverse lighting conditions.

 

Blue light filtration 

In an age where digital exposure is inevitable, retinal health becomes paramount. Tecnis Synergy is equipped with a feature to filter harmful blue light, ensuring that your retina remains protected and the quality of vision is uncompromised. It embodies foresight—vision correction as concerned with the present and future.

 

What Risks are Associated with the Tecnis Synergy? 

As with any medical procedure, patients must understand the potential risks of using the Tecnis Synergy IOL.

 

Visual disturbances

Some patients might experience halos, glare, or starbursts, especially shortly after the surgery. While the Synergy design minimizes these effects, individual experiences may vary.

 

Lens misalignment

If the lens isn't correctly placed, it may lead to double vision or other visual disturbances. However, such issues can typically be addressed with a follow-up procedure.

 

Inflammation or infection

As with any surgical procedure, there's a slight risk of inflammation or infection. It's crucial to follow post-operative care instructions and attend all follow-up appointments to mitigate these risks.

 

Retinal detachment

In rare instances, the retina may detach from the back of the eye. This condition requires immediate medical attention. The Tecnis SimplicityTM delivery system simplifies lens implantation and decreases your risk of complications.

 

Continued spectacle wear

While the Synergy IOL and Synergy Toric II grant most patients “spectacle independence,” some patients have a minor refractive error even after surgery. This can be corrected with a readjustment of the lens or using reading or driving glasses (depending on your vision needs).

 

How does Tecnis Synergy Compare to similar IOLs? 

While the Tecnis Synergy IOL offers clear solutions for eye health, it’s not the only option for a replacement lens. How does the Synergy compare to other renowned lenses?

 

Compared to the Tecnis Symfony OptiBlue IOL, both lenses boast Johnson & Johnson Vision's hallmark of quality. While the Synergy emphasizes an uninterrupted range of vision and retinal protection against blue light, the Symfony is recognized for its profound ability to provide clarity across various distances.

 

In juxtaposition with the Eyhance IOL, the Tecnis Synergy focuses on minimizing visual disturbances and ensuring retinal protection, while Eyhance targets enhanced intermediate vision, making it optimal for computer-oriented tasks.

 

Trust Assil Gaur Eye Institute’s decades of experience

At the Assil Gaur Eye Institute, your vision is our mission. Our surgeons have found that violet-filtering lenses provide patients with the best combination of features and a very positive postoperative experience. At Assil Gaur Eye Institute, you are not treated just as a patient but as a part of our family, and we only offer the best to our family. We are committed to providing exceptional, personalized care to protect and improve your vision. 

 

Assil Gaur Eye Institute combines world-class technology, expert surgeons, personalized care, patient education, and a strong track record to provide the best and most trusted service in cataract surgery. Trust us to provide the care you deserve because every eye is precious at Assil Gaur Eye Institute.

 

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 healthcare professionals at AGEI are nationally recognized for their eye care and treatment options for a full range of conditions, including glaucoma, retinal detachment, cornea conditions, floaters and flashes, dry eye, presbyopia, refractive surgery such as LASIK and much more.

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