Johnson & Johnson Vision launched the Tecnis Eyhance in Europe in September 2018.
Now the successful clinical trials and patient feedback are finished and the results are very encouraging.
As early cataract surgery (refractive lens exchange) becomes more prevalent, the type of lens to be implanted is of great importance. Adding to the option of full multifocals, the Eyhance now presents a welcome alternative. Dr Kruger is one of the first Surgeons in South Africa to have implanted this lens. He is an international panelist and speaker at numerous presbyopia congresses to guide and inform the best practice of matching the right lens with the right patient for optimal satisfaction.
Benefits of Eyhance IOLs
The benefits of the Eyhance lens include the following:
- Excellent distance vision with minimal halos, glare and starbursts. Nighttime driving is thus much better than with multifocal IOLs
- Increased intermediate vision at 66 cm (golf / cooking / smartphones / computer / playing cards/piano etc.)
- Less costly than multifocal IOLs and almost fully covered by most medical aids
Although occasional reading spectacles will be needed to see close-up fine print, patient satisfaction shows that the benefits of this lens apply to young/middle-aged, as well as 75-80-year-old patients.
If you are older than 50 and have been thinking about a permanent lens exchange, then contact our Cape Town office for a full consultation with Dr Kruger.
Eyhance Lens Design
A continuous change in power from the periphery to the center of the lens creates a unique anterior surface that improves intermediate vision while maintaining distance image quality.