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  Lisa M. Cibik, MD, FACS Implants First & Newest Technology in Lens Replacement

Lisa CibikDr. Lisa Cibik, Director of Cataract Services at Associates in Ophthalmology (AIO), is the first surgeon in Pennsylvania to implant the most cutting-edge intraocular lense options available including the ACTIVEFOCUS™ Toric and Symphony Multifocal Toric. These lenses are FDA approved for patients undergoing cataract surgery who choose to address astigmatism and near vision correction at the same time.

Cataracts are a common eye condition where the natural lens becomes clouded, impairing a patient's vision. According to the National Eye Institute, more than 20% of Americans will have cataracts by the age of 65. In cataract surgery, the clouded natural lens is removed and replaced with an Intraocular Lens (IOL).

Traditional monofocal IOLs have been limited to improving distance vision without astigmatism correction. The ACTIVEFOCUS™ Toric and Symfony Toric IOLs improve visual acuity at close, intermediate and far ranges and, therefore, may reduce the need for patients to wear contacts or glasses after cataract surgery.

"In our continuing efforts to offer the most innovative services in cataract surgery, we are excited to include these IOLs as part of our options for patients."A leader in eye care, Dr. Lisa Cibik and her team strive to bring forth the most promising best-in-class technologies. As such, Dr. Cibik concluded, "With these options, we are ushering in a new refractive era and transforming the way we are able to address a multitude of optical issues in one minimally invasive procedure."

The unique optical design of the ACTIVEFOCUS™ Toric IOL gives cataract patients with astigmatism quality distance vision while increasing their range of vision to potentially reduce dependence on glasses. It is the only multifocal Toric IOL that is 100 percent dedicated to central distance vision. Previous presbyopia-correcting IOL designs tend to compromise on distance vision in efforts to provide patients with a range of vision.

Symphony Multifocal Toric IOL
The Symfony Toric IOL is indicated for the reduction of residual refractive astigmatism, or imperfections in the curvature of the eye. Of the patients implanted with the Symfony IOL, 85% of patients wore glasses none or a little bit of the time at intermediate distances, compared to the 34% of those with the monofocal IOL. For near distances, patients with the Symfony IOL were able to read 2 smaller lines on a standard eye chart than those with the monofocal IOL. It is also reported that patients have fewer complaints of halos and glare after surgery.

The surgeons at AIO offer the ACTIVEFOCUS™ Toric and Symfony Toric IOLs along with Laser Assisted and Dropless cataract surgery to ensure their patients receive their best potential outcomes.

Laser Assisted and Dropless Cataract Surgery
The laser assisted and dropless cataract surgery allows the surgeons to offer a more gentle, accurate and precise procedure while providing a simpler, less complex recovery.

AIO is the first eye surgical practice in Western Pennsylvania to offer Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery. The femtosecond technology of the LenSx® Laser allows surgeons to make create corneal incisions, correct astigmatism, and soften the natural lens by using a laser instead of a blade, all before entering the eye to remove the cataract.

Dropless cataract curgery is a revolutionary treatment option that provides convenience and cost-savings for patients while reducing patient's post-operative treatment regimen. During this procedure, medication is placed in the eye to help reduce the risk of inflammation and infection, and is a critical part of ensuring successful outcomes.

To find out if you are good candidate for these advances in cataract surgery, call 1-800-246-1000 or visit AIOvision.com today.

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