During the surgery procedure the lens is inserted through a tiny incision in the eye. This surgery follows the same cataract surgery process used with other lens implants known as phacoemulsification. During this procedure the natural crystalline lens is broken up using ultrasonic waves. The crystalline lens is the part of the eye behind the cornea that can thicken over time and become cloudy, forming cataracts that obstruct vision. During the procedure, the unhealthy crystalline lens is broken up into minute fragments and the tiny pieces are then vacuumed away. The next process involves the insertion of the TECNIS™ multifocal IOL. The lens is inserted through a small incision in the eye and unfolds into the appropriate position. This new lens will ultimately correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness.
A: Although this lens implant has very good results at our practice, the results will vary depending on your vision and specific lifestyle. Some patients will require the use of reading glasses to read fine print or newspapers. Many people do not require glasses at all after the implantation of this lens.
In a clinical study, 93.8% of patients receiving the Tecnis™ multifocal lens were able to function without glasses at all distances, near, far, and in between.
A: The Tecnis™ IOL is a multifocal intraocular lens. Unlike traditional monofocal (single vision) lens implants, the Tecnis Multifocal lens provides quality vision at all distances-near(reading), intermediate(computer use or cooking), and far(driving).
The available services at Thomas Eye Group range from comprehensive eye exams to specialty services in LASIK, retinal and corneal disorders, glaucoma, and plastic surgery. To correct vision problems, our doctors are trained in the most current refractive surgery techniques. We also offer contact lenses and glasses to those who prefer a traditional solution.Learn More
At Thomas Eye Group, we offer comprehensive eye care to children—specialty care especially for kids! As the largest pediatric eye care practice in the Southeast; we offer a complete scope of preventive and corrective eye care for children. From the detection and treatment of eye disorders to eye surgery, we also treat disorders of eye alignment in adults including double vision..Learn More
"To say that I am pleased with the outcome of my surgery is an understatement. What a difference this surgery has made in my life! It is so great to be able to read street signs - even the green ones - at night. Thank you so much!"
- Sally Stebbins
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At Thomas Eye Group Atlanta, our board-certified ophthalmologists and optometrists have decades of combined experience in eye care. We work together as a team to bring you specialized, state-of-the-art care from caring professionals.
Our team of doctors is comprised of ophthalmologists, optometrists, and skilled support staff. Within our group of ophthalmologists, we have several sub-specialists, including LASIK, glaucoma, retina, and plastic surgery or Oculoplastics. At six locations throughout the greater Atlanta area, our group provides services ranging from comprehensive eye examinations and contact lens care to sophisticated microsurgery for cataracts, cornea and retinal disease, and refractive surgery, including LASIK.Learn More