VERSION OF ACCOMODATING LENS IMPROVES NEAR VISION
FRANCISCO, CA, APRIL 13, 2009—Pacific Vision Institute in
San Francisco announced that it will offer a new intraoclular lens
Crystalens HD™--to its patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) gave approval
for the Crystalens HD on June 26, 2008.
The Crystalens HD is the fourth generation of the only FDA approved
accommodating lens and offers improvement in near vision for many
patients. The first
generation Crystalens accommodating intraocular lens (IOL) was approved
by the FDA
in November 2003.
“Our patients have clearly indicated a preference for a high definition
experience in vision correction. As a surgeon, I know well that a lens
an accommodating action of our own young lens helps achieve that goal.
The Crystalens HD will help many of our patients experience good near
vision without compromising on the quality of vision at intermediate or
distance,” said Dr. Ella Faktorovich, Director of Pacific Vision
Institute in San Francisco, California.
The choices in vision correction have grown significantly over the past
twenty years. The development of the Crystalens HD, in particular, will
give many baby
boomers who are experiencing presbyopia, or loss of near vision, and
seniors an opportunity to see clearly at all distances while reducing
or eliminating the need for glasses. The Crystalens is the only
intraocular lens that simulates the natural focusing ability of the eye
to accommodate in order to focus on objects that are near, far or in
“For patients having cataract surgery, I would want an IOL that
projects a single point of focus and also provides a broad range of
intermediate and near vision, said Dr. Victor Chin, Director of
Cataract and Lens Surgery at Pacific
Vision Institute, which offers a number of vision correction options
for its patients. It is important that each patient is fully informed
about what to expect before, during and after a surgical procedure.
For more information about Pacific Vision Institute, please visit
or call 415 922-9500.
For more information about the Crystalens HD please visit its website
Crystalens HD is a product developed by Bausch
& Lomb www.bauschsurgical.com.