Extended Depth of Focus - Tecnis Symfony

The Tecnis Syfony is the first and only Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) Presbyopia-Correcting IOL that provides continuous, high quality vision at any distance. It is intended to provide high quality vision from near to far and points in between and may reduce the frequency of wearing glasses. The Tecnis Sympfony was approved by the FDA for cataract use in 2016.

How Does Tecnis Symfony Work?

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The Tecnis Symfony is the first lens of its kind to combine two unique technologies for outstanding visual performance: 1) elongating the foucs of the eye to provide continuous, high quality vision; and 2) correcting chromatic aberration (color distortion) to provide sharp vision in all lighting conditions.
With Tecnis Symfony patients may be able to comfortably enjoy low-light activities such as taking a walk at dusk, going to the movies or even driving at night. Some patients do experience a loss of sharpness, which may become worse under poor visibility conditions such as dim light or fog.  In addition, as with any surgical procedures, inherent risks exists with all multifocal implants, whether the Symfony or ReSTOR, and a patient’s results cannot be guaranteed.

FDA Clinical Trial Information (basedon randomized clinical trial)

  • 77% of patients receiving Tecnis Symfony implants had good vision(20/25) without glasses at intermediate distance, compared to 34% of patients who received standard monofocal implants
  • For near distances, patients with the Tecnis Symfony lens were able to read two more progressively smaller lines on standard eye chart vs. patients receiving monofocal implants.
  • Both sets of patients had comparable results of good distance vision.
  • At the six month visit, 85% of the Symfony patients reported wearing glasses a little or none of the time in the week prior to their visit.


What are the Risks?

Lens replacement surgery with accomodative lenses is similar to cataract surgery and results in safe and successful outcomes in approximately 98% of eyes treated. Like any surgical procedure, there are risks. During your visit at NY Vision Group the risks, benefits and surgical alternatives will be discussed with you.

Please contact our New York office if you are interested in the Tecnis Symfony or other multifocal implants.