Symfony: Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF)
FDA Approves Symfony Now Available to Philadelphia Cataract Patients
Johnson & Johnson’s latest innovation provides extended depth of focus (EDOF). The Symfony Premium IOL creates an extended range of continuous vision resulting in low overall spectacle utilization. 85% of patients wear glasses “none or a little bit of the time”. The FDA confirms a low incidence of glare, halos, and starbursts. The Symfony Toric, which shares these same EDOF capabilities, serves patients with underlying astigmatism.
The Symfony family of implants streamlines visual recovery after Premium Cataract Surgery. Patients with or without astigmatism should expect a brisk recovery of spectacle-free vision without the need for additional surgical procedures (i.e. LASIK). Studies in Europe, Asia, Australia, and USA pre-clinical trials report 96% of patients recommend Symfony to friends and family.
These benefits arise from proprietary control of achromatic aberration as well as specialized diffractive optics via echelletes. According to the manufacturer, patients enjoy the “Sharpest Continuous Vision…across a full range of vision”.
Suitability for Symfony and Symfony Toric requires a thorough assessment of the patient’s visual system including a wavefront analysis of the cornea and optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the macula. Candidates with appropriate expectations and a normal tear film can enjoy the latest in Premium Cataract Surgery.
Symfony, The Lens Design for Everyday Life
Compare the images above. Image A demonstrates what you might see with standard cataract surgery. Although distance vision is clear, notice how the phone screen, hand and near objects are blurry. Now compare that with Image B with the Symfony® IOL. Symfony® IOL provides high-quality continuous vision at any distance.
High-Quality Vision in Low-Light Conditions
Your ability to see in dim light can define where, when, and how you spend your time. With Symfony® you may be able to comfortably enjoy low-light activities such as taking a walk at dusk, going to the movies, and driving at night.