ReZoom IOL Lens Implant
ReZoom® Multifocal Intraocular Lens
ReZoom® is an intraocular multifocal lens offering a full range of vision. It is intended for patients with or without cataracts who are interested in decreasing or even eliminating their dependency on glasses and contact lenses. The goal of the Rezoom IOL is to provide quality vision at all distances - near (reading), intermediate (computer use or cooking), and far (driving).
How the Rezoom IOL Works
It uses Balanced View OpticsTM Technology to provide full-range vision after cataract surgery. This new technology involves a series of rings on the surface of the optic portion of the lens which vary in size and separation which allows the near to distance range of vision. Each lens is divided into five different zones with each zone designed for different light and focal distances. This is called zonal refractive optical technology. Unlike other earlier multifocal lens designs, the ReZoom® lens has proportioned the size of its zones to provide for good vision in a range of light conditions. For instance, some zones have been designed to offer greater low light/ distance vision support during night driving. It uses a biocompatible acrylic lens material with UV blocking properties, similar to many monofocal and other multifocal lenses. It is folded and inserted into the eye through a small incision about 1/8 of an inch. Once inside the eye, it gently unfolds into position. Clinical data demonstrates that 92% of those who received the ReZoom® multifocal lens in both eyes reported wearing glasses "never" or "occasionally."
Disadvantages of the Rezoom IOL
Typically this multifocal tends to offer poorer near vision compared to some of the other multifocal IOLs on the market and requires the use of reading glasses in low-light conditions and for small print. Additionally only moderate computer distance vision is expected. Also, as with other multifocal lens designs, impaired night vision due to glare, halos, starbursts (which may be permanent) may result. This is a premium lens and again the patient will incur additional costs associated with the upgraded lens.