Cataracts are the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide, impacting more than 100 million eyes, with more than 90% of people developing cataracts by the age of 65, says J&J.
New Delhi, Dec 26 (the CONNECT) - Johnson & Johnson Vision today announced the availability of TECNIS Synergy Toric II for patients with astigmatism in India. TECNIS Synergy Toric II IOL, is a continuous-range-of-vision lens engineered for rotational stability, which locks in visual performance and provides high-quality vision.
Cataracts are the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide, impacting more than 100 million eyes, with more than 90% of people developing cataracts by the age of 65. Most people develop cataracts at some point in their life, and modern cataract surgery is a safe and effective treatment that has a success rate of nearly 98%. In India, nearly 73% of adults 60 years and older have cataracts and if left untreated, cause vision to deteriorate over time. Astigmatism reduces distance and near visual acuity, vision quality, and depth perception.
All cataracts will eventually need to be surgically removed and replaced with an artificial lens, called an IOL (Intraocular lens).
Burzin Shahana, Country Manager at Johnson & Johnson Vision, Surgical Vision India, said, TECNIS Synergy Toric II OptiBlue PC-IOL is an advanced IOL solution for cataract patients with astigmatism and gives patients the visual clarity and increased spectacle independence to improve their current lifestyles.
New TECNIS Synergy Toric II OptiBlue PC-IOL (Intraocular Lens) offers an opportunity to address both presbyopia and astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery. It’s designed to:
- Provide high-quality, continuous vision over a full range of distances, including far, intermediate and near, to increase spectacle independence. These toric IOLs compensate for corneal spherical aberration and corneal astigmatism.
- The posterior optic of the lens has a proprietary diffractive surface designed to correct chromatic aberration for enhanced contrast sensitivity and provide high-quality vision over a full range of distances. The diffractive design of this lens leads to high visual acuities across all distances and a continuous range of vision from far through near, resulting in increased spectacle independence.
- New frosted haptic design increases the amount of friction between the lens haptic surface and the capsular bag to lock in the Intraocular Lens for rotational stability and visual performance.
It has been approved by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), J&J said.