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​PanOptix ® IOL is an intraocular lens designed to offer you with clear vision for near, intermediate, and far
distances without glasses after cataract surgery. It's called “The Next-Generation Trifocal” because it is
designed to provide correction at all three distances.

Today, many patients are increasingly undergoing cataract surgery earlier in life than before, and the
procedure has become an extremely rapid and refined process, in which smaller incisions, quicker
recoveries, and typically, greater visual outcomes.

Since its launch, PanOptix™ has been adopted by some leading surgeons, the technology that underpins PanOptix™ (3, 8, 9) 3 experience with the lens, their outcomes, and their thoughts on patient selection.

Over a decade now, surgeons have been able to offer presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses (IOLs), and with them, the option of spectacle independence for presbyopes. Until fairly recently, multifocality meant bifocality: light energy is primarily directed to near and far focal points.

Most bifocal IOLs typically deliver excellent near and distance vision – but at the expense of intermediate vision

Multifocality, by its nature, is an optical compromise – and the trade-off of two or more focal points on the retina is associated with some level of photic phenomena, such as halo and glare.

So the challenge when designing a better multifocal IOL is to provide continuous visual acuity over near, intermediate and distance, with minimal photic phenomena, with the greatest amount of light reaching the retina for optimal contrast sensitivity.

Compared with other presbyopia correcting IOLs… There are a number of presbyopia correcting IOLs
available on the market today, each with unique optical properties. In the absence of published
comparative, controlled clinical trials, it’s hard to understand how these IOLs perform against each
other. Fortunately, the surgeons perform many hundreds of cataract procedures per month, and have
clinical experience with the most implanted presbyopia-correcting IOLs: PanOptix™, AT LISA tri,
FineVision Tri and Tecnis Symfony.

How does PanOptix™ work? It is infact easy to view PanOptix™ as a quadrifocal IOL manipulated to act as a trifocal one.

“In essence, the quadrifocal design is modified so that the extended intermediate focal
point (120 cm) is redistributed to the distance focal point for amplified performance,” Surgeons calls this
innovative diffractive lens design ENLIGHTEN™ (ENhanced LIGHT ENergy), and it results in the creation
of three foci; distance, an intermediate at 60 cm, and near at 40 cm (See Box 1, “The Technology That
Underpins PanOptix™”. At a 3 mm pupil diameter, PanOptix™ transmits 88% of light to the retina, which
is higher than other traditional trifocal multifocal IOLs, like FineVision (PhysIOL) and the AT LISA tri 839
(Zeiss) (3, 6, 10, 11).

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