AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL

For Cataract Eye Surgery

With more than 50 million implants in cataract surgeries worldwide, the AcrySof® family of lenses are the most frequently used intraocular lenses (IOLs) in the world, largely because physicians appreciate the long-term clinical results and unmatched stability.

The first multifocal IOL of its kind, the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL draws upon decades of expertise and technology for an intraocular lens that truly helps cataract patients see it all—near, far, and everything in between—without the need for reading glasses or bifocals after surgery.

In a clinical trial, after having the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL implanted in both eyes, at 6 months post-op, 78 percent of patients reported not needing glasses.

Nearly 94 percent of patients (implanted with the +3.0 D IOL) indicated that they would have the lenses implanted again, according to a patient satisfaction survey.

Here’s what makes AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOLs so unique:

  • The majority of modern IOLs are made from either silicone or a hard plastic called polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), but AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL uses a soft, foldable acrylic, which makes implantation easier for the surgeon and more comfortable for the patient. A smaller incision also removes the need for stitches, providing faster recovery times and clearer, more youthful vision.
  • With AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL, patients with both cataracts and presbyopia can have both conditions corrected at the same time, eliminating the need for spectacles after surgery in most patients.
  • Many IOLs today offer ultraviolet (UV) light-filtering protection, as sunlight has long been suspected as a contributor to cataracts by damaging the retina.   Retina : The transmitter located at the back of your eye that sends the images to your brain.   AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL offers similar filters, protecting your eyes from all high-energy blue light, which includes not only the sun’s harmful rays but also artificial light such as fluorescent bulbs.   Blue Light: Blue light has a wavelength of about 475 nanometers (nm) on the visible light spectrum. Some laboratory research suggests that high-energy blue light may lead to retinal damage and play a role in the onset of age-related macular degeneration.  

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