Fall 2005  

The Latest Technology Takes Center Stage at Kay & Tabas Ophthalmology

At last! An opportunity for life without glasses after cataract surgery!!!
The recently FDA-approved AcrySof ReSTOR is a major breakthrough in intraocular lens technology that can restore the eyesight of youth after cataract surgery.

What is it?
The AcrySof ReSTOR is a permanent artificial lens. The ReSTOR is implanted in the eye to restore vision after the natural lens has been removed because of cataract.

Photo > ReSTOR Patient - Vincent Salandria

How does it work?
When an eye develops a cataract the natural lens of the eye becomes clouded. This cloudy lens is removed with surgery and replaced with an implant. The AcrySof ReSTOR implant has a patented optic design using apodization, diffraction and refraction technologies, thus giving it the ability to focus light correctly on the retina for images at various distances. The result is a high level of glasses-free vision after cataract surgery.

When is it used?
The AcrySof ReSTOR IOL is used in adult patients who desire near, intermediate and distance vision with increased independence from glasses following cataract surgery.

Clinical Data
Clinical data demonstrates that AcrySof ReSTOR IOL greatly reduces dependence on glasses or bifocals:

  • 80% of patients reported that after lens implant surgery with ReSTOR lenses, they never needed glasses or contact lenses to see clearly at all distances.
Results from a controlled clinical study of the AcrySof ReSTOR IOL revealed that maximum visual performance is achieved when the lens is implanted in both eyes.

In addition, the quality of vision compared to wearing bifocals and/or trifocals is significantly improved. You’ll have a full range of vision, without having to tilt your head to find that portion of your glasses that allows you to see clearly.

Would I benefit from the ReSTOR lens?
If you have cataracts, your doctor will discuss the benefits of this new technology with you during your next appointment.


If you have any questions, or to schedule an evaluation
please call Carmen Brown, our surgical coordinator, at (215) 925-6402.

Anthony Tenuto
Associate Recruiter
Mission Staff

"My world has literally never been so clear. I can't believe I didn't have this years ago. I never thought waking up and being able to see my clock would be so much fun! My vision has been greatly enhanced, but most importantly so has my quality of life. Dr. Tabas and staff are miracle workers! EVERYONE in need should have this done!!"

Wavefront Mapping -- Lasik just got even better!

With the introduction of Wavefront mapping technology, our doctors can now customize the Lasik treatment for every patient. The new WaveScan® technology developed by VISX can detect higher-order aberrations that have gone previously undetected. Halos, poor night vision and overall quality of vision is greatly improved.

The diagnostic information scanned from your eye is converted to a Wavefront Map, and this individualized treatment information is transferred directly to the laser. The Wavefront Map guides the treatment, resulting in a customized LASIK procedure for each patient.

Clinical Studies
The results of the FDA's clinical study on visual acuity show that 6 months after the VISX CustomVue procedure:

  • 100% of patients could see 20/40 or better
  • 94% achieved 20/20 or better
  • 74% were 20/16 or better
Careful measurements are done on your eyes prior to surgery to determine if you are a candidate for Wavefront guided Lasik.


Please call Derrick Sterling our Lasik coordinator
at (215) 925-6402 to set up a free consultation.



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