The First FDA-Approved Trifocal Intraocular Lens implanted by ophthalmologist Jason D. Bullajian, MD.
Frisco, TX, September 4, 2019 – The first intraocular lens implant that provides an exceptional combination of near, intermediate and distance vision received FDA approval August 27, 2019, and Dr. Jason D. Bullajian, founder of Texas Vision & Laser Center performed one of the first implantation of the device on a patient in the Dallas Metroplex on September 4th.
“I’ve been performing eye surgery since 2000, and this is an amazing breakthrough. In general, the human eye has a range of vision that includes, near, medium and far distances. Before last week, cataract surgery and lens replacement patients who selected a basic lens, had to choose whether the lens I implanted would correct near or far vision. Then they would wear glasses to correct the other distances. If they upgraded to a multifocal lens they could choose to have two distances corrected, but again, that usually meant wearing glasses to correct the third distance. Now, we finally have a lens implant option that can achieve the uninterrupted vision that tri-focal glasses can provide.”
The FDA approval of PanOptix was based on a pivotal study at 12 investigational sites in the U.S. With this single trifocal lens design, PanOptix patients demonstrated exceptional, uninterrupted vision. The results also showed high patient satisfaction with more than ninety-nine percent of PanOptix patients saying they would choose the same lens again.1
According to the manufacturer of the lens, Alcon, more than 4 million cataract surgeries are performed each year in the U.S., which is projected to increase by more than 16 percent by the end of 2024, and the nearsighted- (presbyopia-) correcting IOL market is expected to grow 60 percent by the end of 2024.
Bullajian continues, “The short 10-15 minute lens implant procedure has always been life changing, but the availability of the new AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal intraocular lens is a game-changer, and I’m thrilled to be one of the first ophthalmologist in the Dallas area to be trained and perform implantation of this very promising lens.”
Jason Bullajian, MD is an ophthalmologist, eye surgeon and founder of Texas Vision & Laser Center located in Frisco and McKinney Texas. For more information or to connect, call 972-548-2015 or visit thetvlc.com.
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The AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal IOL is a type of multifocal IOL used to focus images clearly onto the back of your eye (retina) to allow clear vision after the cataract removal. In addition, the center of the AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal IOL allows for better near (reading) vision and intermediate (computer work) vision versus what a monofocal lens would provide.