Dr. Dee Stephenson of Stephenson Eye Associates in Venice, Florida, now offers a new intraocular lens that can correct for pre-existing astigmatism (blurred vision) and provide a broader range of vision for activities such as working on a computer or seeing instruments on your car. Created specifically for implantation after cataract removal, the TRULIGN Toric Intraocular lens (IOL) was approved by the FDA in May 2013, and Dr. Stephenson is the first ophthalmologist in Sarasota County to use the new lens for patients.
The TRULIGN Toric lens is designed for seniors with active lifestyles. Unlike standard cataract replacement lens, the TRULIGN Toric lens allows the eye to focus and maintain clarity over a broad range of vision, while correcting for the patient’s astigmatism. The lens also delivers superior clarity of vision, even in low-light or nighttime conditions.
“The TRULIGN Toric lens both reduces the negative impact of pre-existing astigmatism on postoperative vision and also imparts excellent distance and intermediate vision of functional near vision, all through a single surgical procedure,” said Dr. Stephenson. “The result is a reduced need for our patients to wear glasses for certain activities following cataract surgery.”
Stephenson Eye Associates offers a full range of surgical vision correction procedures and works closely with each patient to determine the option that might be best for them. Every patient is also informed about what to expect before, during and after a surgical procedure.
“By offering the TRULIGN Toric lens, we have increased the choices that our cataract patients can consider that allow them to not only replace their clouded lens, but significantly enhance their overall vision,” added Dr. Stephenson.
A cataract is a clouding of the normal clear lens in the eye. It is the leading cause of blindness in the world. According to the National Eye Institute, cataract surgery is one of the safest, most common and effective surgical procedures. Worldwide, over 20 million cataract surgeries are performed annually. Cataract surgery is a simple procedure during which the natural lens in the patient’s eye is surgically replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). The TRULIGN Toric is an intraocular lens designed to not only replace the patient’s clouded lens but also to provide them with improved visual acuity. For more information, visit www.TRULIGN.com.
About Stephenson Eye Associates – Opened in 1989 in Venice, Florida, Stephenson Eye Associates has provided ophthalmology services for numerous patients along the southwest coast of Florida. Dee Stephenson, MD, FACS, ABES, FSEE, is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Eye Surgeons, and is a founding member of the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery. She received her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Stephenson Eye Associates is located at 200 Palmero Place, Venice, Florida 34285. For more information, visit http://www.stephensoneye.com/ or call 941-485-1121.