AcrySof ReSTOR® Apodized Diffractive Optic Posterior Intraocular Lens
is a permanent artificial lens. The ReSTOR® lens is convex on both
sides and made of a soft plastic. It is folded and inserted into the
eye through a tiny incision smaller than the optic diameter of the
lens. After insertion, the lens gently unfolds to ReSTOR® vision. The
supporting arms of the lens maintain proper positioning within the eye.
How does it
AcrySof ReSTOR® Intraocular Lens replaces the natural lens. It has a
patented optic design using apodization, diffraction and refraction
technologies. The apodized diffractive optic design gives it the
ability to focus light correctly on the retina for images at various
distances without mechanical movement of the lens.
Apodization is a gradual reduction or blending of the diffractive step
unique technology optimally manages light energy delivered to the
retina because it distributes the appropriate amount of light to near
and distant focal points, regardless of the lighting situation.
diffractive optics are designed to improve image quality while
minimizing visual disturbances. The result is an increased range of
quality vision that delivers a high level of spectacle freedom.
AcrySof ReSTOR® Intraocular Lens is used in adult patients with and
without presbyopia, who desire near, intermediate and distance vision
with increased independence from glasses and contact lenses. It is FDA
approved for use after cataract surgery.
ReSTOR® be able to accomplish?
AcrySof ReSTOR® Intraocular Lens has been shown in a clinical study to
provide good near, intermediate and distance vision with increased
independence from glasses.
When should ReSTOR® not be used?
are no known contraindications. However, based on the FDA clinical
trials, Alcon, the lens manufacturer, has indicated the following types
of patients possibly should not have the AcrySof
Apodized Diffractive Intraocular Lens:
Patients that are hypercritical with unrealistic expectations
Patients with excessive complaints about their prescription
Patients who drive at night for a living or whose occupation or hobbies
depend on good night vision
Patients who are amateur or commercial airline pilots
Patients who have life long complaints about glare
Patients who are happy wearing glasses
Patients who want guarantees on surgical outcomes
Who is a good
candidate for the ReSTOR® Intraocular Lens?
everyone who has cataracts and is in good general health may be
candidate for implant surgery, but people with chronic infections,
uncontrolled diabetes, or other health problems may have to wait until
these conditions are under control prior to surgery.
have had prior laser eye surgery including LASIK, Custom LASIK, PRK,
LASEK, Epi LASIK or any other corneal Laser Eye Surgery may be
acceptable candidates for ReSTOR® implantation as long as their eyes
are in good health. After a thorough examination and consultation, your
surgeon will be able to better advise you if you qualify for the