Dr. Jason Stahl Performs Area’s First Lens Replacement Surgery Utilizing the Highly Advanced Implantable Lens
Overland Park, KS (March 4, 2015) – Durrie Vision, a Kansas City-based ophthalmology and refractive surgery practice, is the first in the region to offer two new intraocular lenses (IOLs) to patients seeking treatment for presbyopia and cataracts. The implantable Tecnis® Multifocal lenses – now offered in varying strengths – are designed to improve vision at a range of distances. Earlier this year the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of two new IOLs – the Tecnis® Multifocal +2.75D and +3.25D developed by Abbott. Dr. Jason Stahl, refractive surgeon and Durrie Vision’s IOL department director, sees this as a significant innovation in IOL technology. “We’re thrilled to offer the Tecnis® Multifocal lenses to our patients. Anytime we can improve upon an already successful procedure by customizing the options available, it positively impacts both visual outcomes and patient satisfaction.”
The premium IOLs are implanted in the eye during a Refractive Lens Exchange or advanced cataract surgery. Earlier this month Dr. Stahl was the first surgeon in Kansas and the Kansas City metro to perform a procedure utilizing one of the new Multifocal lenses. Key visual and lifestyle benefits of the lenses include the ability to:
· Correct all distances of vision – near, intermediate, and far
· Improve night vision
· Reduce or eliminate use of reading glasses and/or bifocals
· Read fine print in all light conditions, including low light
According to Dr. Stahl these benefits, paired with the varying IOL power options now available, allow for a highly customized patient experience. “With the premium Multifocal lenses, we are able to develop a treatment plan that not only addresses the patient’s refractive error, but is also designed to fit their individual lifestyle and activity needs.” Durrie Vision is committed to bringing the most advanced technology to its patients and is pleased to add the Tecnis® Multifocal Lenses to its offerings.
About Durrie Vision
Durrie Vision, in Overland Park, Kansas, is a world-class refractive surgery center and research department located in the heart of America. At Durrie Vision, our focus is on providing exceptional outcomes within a world-class patient experience. Our laser vision correction options, such as advanced LASIK and refractive lens procedures, have helped thousands of people enjoy better vision. We are committed to excellence because the world turns to us for answers, and our patients turn to us for the best quality of care and technology available. Our refractive surgeons – Dr. Daniel S. Durrie, Dr. Jason E. Stahl, and Dr. Timothy P. Lindquist – are among the most experienced refractive surgeons in the country with international reputations as innovators and leaders in the field.
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