Cataract treatment with TECNIS™ IOLs is a once in a lifetime opportunity to improve your vision and your quality of life.
Are You Ready to See Better?
After you’ve consulted with your ophthalmologist about cataract surgery, you will need to make several important decisions about treatment.
Having an understanding about the procedure, as well as the types of lens replacement options available, will help you make an informed decision. Depending on any type of common eye conditions you may have, there are different lenses available to address these issues.
Preparation & Treatment Options
Cataracts Can Limit You, Choose a Lens That Won't
What's important to you when it comes to your vision?
When it comes to lens replacement, there are many options available. Some lenses can help you drive at night with more confidence, while others help you see better at a distance. Whichever you and your doctor choose, there are options to suit your individual vision needs.
Monofocal lenses provide excellent distance vision even in low light, like when you are driving at night.1 With a monofocal, you will likely need glasses for near vision. Ask your doctor about Johnson & Johnson Vision's monofocal lens TECNIS Eyhance™ IOL.
TECNIS Eyhance™ is a lens that provides distance image quality vision and enhanced image contrast even in low light.1 You may still need glasses to see objects that are close to you like your cell phone.2
TECNIS Eyhance™ TORIC II provides the ability to clearly see images at a distance while allowing you to simultaneously address astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery.
Benefits of TECNIS Eyhance™
Distance image quality
Helps you see objects in the distance like traffic lights, sporting events, and stage performances.2
Enhanced image contrast
May increase safety in low-light situations such as driving at night.1
See images clearly
Designed for high quality distance to make everyday tasks easier.1
See how cataract surgery with the TECNIS Eyhance™ lens boosted Virginia's confidence and vastly improved her life.
Advanced lenses deliver distance and near vision to allow you to see clearly where you focus your vision most. It can also provide crisp, clear vision in all lighting conditions. In most cases, an advanced lens will reduce the need for glasses. Ask your doctor about Johnson & Johnson Vision's advanced lenses TECNIS Synergy™ IOL and TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ IOL.
Achieve the best near visionΔ and reduce your dependence on glasses.**,3-5 TECNIS Synergy™ gives you the best near vision while also helping you to see clearly across the widest range of visionΔ,*— near, intermediate, and far. It may even reduce your eyeglass wear.**,3-5 With this lens implant, you will have the ability to see clearly whether you are reading a bedtime story in dim light or gardening in the sun.
You also have the opportunity to address your astigmatism as a part of cataract surgery with the TECNIS Synergy™ TORIC II lens implant.
Benefits of TECNIS Synergy™
Opportunity for glasses-free life
92% of patients who received TECNIS Synergy™ reported not wearing glasses after cataract surgery.**,5
Don't miss a thing
Offers the best contrast and low light vision among advanced PC-IOLs◊, so you can see clearly in dim or low light.
Do more of what you love
Provides the widest range of continuous vision*, with the best near vision.3,Δ
See how Barbara’s life long love for dancing continued after surgery with the TECNIS Synergy™ lens.
Δ vs. Acrysof® IQ PanOptix®, TECNIS Symfony™, TECNIS® Multifocal. Based on comparison of DFU defocus curves and a head to head clinical study vs. PanOptix®.
** Based on interim data collected at 6 months post operative, 92% of subjects did not wear glasses.
* To 20/32 or better.
◊ Compared to IOLs of comparable range, i.e. trifocal IOLs (PanOptix®, FineVision®, AT Lisa®).
TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™
Vision at every distance, even in low light.6 TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ provides an extended range of continuous vision, which means you will have the ability to see from near to far away, day and night.6,7 With this lens implant, you can see clearly whether you are having dinner with a friend or playing pickle ball on a sunny day.7
You can also address your astigmatism as a part of cataract surgery with the TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ TORIC II lens implant.6
Benefits of TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™
Extended range, near to far
Provides a continuous range of high quality vision, both day and night.7,8
Freedom to live your life
Offers the best contrast and low light vision among advanced PC-IOLs+, so you can see clearly in dim or low light.7,9,10
Learn more about how Marshall's vision was improved after cataract surgery with TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ lenses.+ vs. AcrySof® ReSTOR® +2.5 D and AcrySof® IQ Vivity®
Laser Assisted vs. Manual Procedure
You have two important decisions to make when it comes to your cataract surgery: how your new lens is implanted and what type of lens is implanted.
For how the surgery is performed, your doctor can either access your cataract manually or with laser assisted surgery. Manual surgery is planned with measurements of your eye and incisions are made with a blade. Laser assisted surgery delivers a personalized, precise, and gentle approach in which a laser scans your eye to create a unique 3D blueprint and incisions are made with a laser.
Cataract surgery is usually quick (about 15 minutes) and typically done as an outpatient procedure. If you feel any discomfort or pain during cataract surgery, be sure to let your doctor know. You'll be given a local anesthetic in the form of drops to numb your eye, and will be fully awake the whole time.
Ask your doctor about the CATALYS™ Precision Laser System platform. CATALYS™ uses 3D imaging and automatic eye surface mapping to generate precise and accurate laser incisions.13
Cataract Surgery Procedure
During the procedure, you’ll be awake and will be administered local anesthetic eye drops so you’re comfortable during the procedure. Regardless of the type of cataract surgery, there are three simple steps:
Access your natural lens. During this step, your ophthalmologist makes a tiny incision in your cornea and capsule of your eye lens to access your natural lens. In manual surgery, your doctor makes this incision using a handheld device. In laser assisted surgery, this is performed using a pre-programmed laser which creates a precise opening in the cornea.
Removal of cataracts. During this step, your doctor will remove the cataract. In manual cataract surgery, your doctor prepares your clouded lens using a handheld tool and suctions the cataract out to remove it. In laser assisted surgery, the laser gently softens your affected lens and precisely cuts it down into small pieces that are suctioned from your eye.
Lens replacement. In the last step, your new lens will be implanted into your eye to provide you with clear, cataract free vision. Your doctor inserts a soft, rolled up lens that gently and slowly opens.
The Day of Your Surgery
Cataract surgery may be performed in an outpatient surgery center or in a hospital. It's common for your ophthalmologist to ask you not to eat any solid food for at least 6 hours before the procedure. The surgery takes about 10 to 20 minutes to complete, depending on the severity of the condition.
Once surgery is complete, the staff will escort you to the recovery room where they will help you prepare to go home. Your doctor may place a protective eye shield or an eye patch to cover your eye. Arrange for a family member or caregiver to take you home after your surgery.
After your cataract surgery, you can usually resume your low impact routine activities, with the exception of driving, after 24 hours.++
Ask your doctor when you can continue with your routine activities such as golfing, gardening, driving, traveling, or reading.
++individual results may vary
Cataract surgery can successfully restore vision in the majority of people who have the surgery. After surgery, you can expect to:
See things clearer
Cataract treatment provides the opportunity to correct eye conditions like presbyopia and astigmatism.
Less glare when looking at bright lights
Routine cataract surgery can improve visual acuity, or sharpness of vision.
Improved color distinction
Cataract treatment corrects this so patients can better tell the difference between colors.
Dry Eye Treatment Alleviates Symptoms
It’s been shown that Dry Eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) can cause unsatisfactory vision and affect the overall results of cataract surgery.11 Dry eye symptoms caused by MGD tend to worsen with surgical procedures if they are not treated.
The good news is that the TearScience™ LipiFlow™ treatment can help optimize the ocular surface by stabilizing the tear film prior to surgery.12 In fact, in a recent study, patients treated with TearScience™ LipiFlow™ had a twofold reduction in dry eye symptoms 3 months after surgery.12
1. TECNIS Eyhance™ with TECNIS Simplicity™ Delivery System, Model DIB00 US DFU. Z311524E Rev. A, Jan. 2021. REF2021CT4019.
2. Data on File, Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc. 2021. DOF2021CT4006.
3. REF2021CT4146 - TECNIS Synergy™ IOL with TECNIS Simplicity™ Delivery System DFU, Z311421E. 11 May 2021.
4. DOF2019OTH4002 - Weeber H. MTF of the TECNIS Synergy™ OptiBlueTM IOL, and other lens models. 27 Mar 2019.
5. DOF2020CT4015 - Forte 1: A Comparative Clinical Evaluation of a New TECNIS™ Presbyopia Correcting Intraocular Lens Against a PanOptix® Intraocular Lens- SPECTACLE WEAR AND SATISFACTION RESULTS.
6. TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ DFU, Z311558E.
7. Data on file. DOF2020OTH4010 Johnson & Johnson Vision, Inc. Santa Ana, CA.
8. TECNIS Symfony™ OptiBlue™ DFU, Z311558E.
9. Data on file. DOF2020OTH4011 Johnson & Johnson Vision, Inc. Santa Ana, Calif.
10. Data on file. DOF2015CT0020 Johnson & Johnson Vision, Inc. Santa Ana, Calif.
11. Starr CE, Gupta PK, Farid M, et al. An algorithm for the preoperative diagnosis and treatment of ocular surface disorders. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2019 May;45(5): 669-684.
12. Data on file, 2018 (NCT01808560). Pilot study for treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) prior to cataract surgery. Accessed from https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT1808560.
13. O'Meara, Madeleine C, et al. "Laser Capsulotomy." Textbook of Refractive Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (ReLACS). Ed. RR. Krueger et al. Springer, New York: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013. 79-99, Print.