5. Personalize your approach
When I choose IOLs, I’m trying to select lenses that are truly tailored to the individual patient’s eyes and to their goals. That’s what patients want. For me, the most frequent choice is a Tecnis Symfony extended-depth-of-field (EDOF) lens—either bilaterally or, for those who want stronger near vision, paired with a mid-add multifocal in their nondominant eye.
For surgeons more comfortable with other lens platforms, the same concept of tailoring your selection to the best pair of lenses to meet the patient’s visual goals can be applied.
The important part is to utilize your experience to design and implement a good surgical plan—and then remain flexible to change the plan if needed after the first eye surgery. That way, both you and the patient get more satisfaction out of the overall surgical experience.
Above: Visual acuity achieved with the personalized vision combination of a Tecnis Symfony and a Tecnis Mutlifocal +3.25 IOL.
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