FDA Approves New Cataract Multifocal Intraocular Lens From Abbott

March 16, 2011

Abbott Medical Optics recently announced that it received FDA approval for the TECNIS Multifocal 1-Piece intraocular lens (IOL) for cataract patients with and without presbyopia.

The TECNIS lens has also received presbyopia-correcting IOL status by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), providing Medicare beneficiaries with the option to receive a TECNIS Multifocal 1-Piece lens for an additional fee as part of cataract surgery.

Abbott explains that the TECNIS Multifocal 1-Piece IOL is a pupil-independent, full diffractive presbyopia-correcting lens designed for optimal image quality at all distances under any lighting condition. Its optic design gives patients superior near vision and reading speed compared to other presbyopia-correcting IOLs.

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