Marc Michelson, M.D., a Birmingham Cataract and Refractive Surgeon, performed Birmingham’s first trifocal lens implant using the AcrySof® IQ PanOptix™ Presbyopia-Correcting Intraocular Lens (IOL) on Monday, September 16, 2019.

BIRMINGHAM, AL, September 19, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Dr. Michelson performed this ground-breaking surgery today at the Birmingham Outpatient Care Center. The AcrySof® IQ PanOptix™ Trifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL) is the first FDA approved trifocal lens implant for vision correction during cataract surgery. The newly approved AcrySof® IQ PanOptix™ Trifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL) represents a growing technological innovation in cataract surgery. The AcrySof® IQ PanOptix™ Trifocal Intraocular Lens allows patients to have a continuous range of vision from distance to near without compromising intermediate vision. This innovation means that patients can see objects at distance, intermediate, and near ranges without glasses.

“The safety and outcomes of cataract surgery have dramatically improved with the technological advances in instrumentation and techniques that we can readily deliver a comfortable, quick physical and visual recovery. However current multifocal lenses are designed for distance and either near or intermediate vision, but not both. I predict that the AcrySof® IQ PanOptix™ Trifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL) implant technology with its continuous range of vision will drive patient demand for more complete, comfortable and convenient vision correction options as part of patient cataract surgery options. Another advantage of the AcrySof® IQ PanOptix™ Trifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL) is that we now offer a full range of clear vision to a younger more active age group. Based on the excellent outcomes of the European experience with PanOptix™ since 2015, I see The AcrySof® IQ PanOptix™ Trifocal Intraocular Lens (IOL) as a considerable advancement in delivering to a younger more active age group the promise of a continuous full range – distance, intermediate, and near – of clear vision without eyeglasses after cataract surgery. Thus, we are providing cataract surgery not only for the growing aging population, but also for the younger working patients in need of a complete, convenient glasses free lifestyle after cataract surgery,” explained Dr. Michelson.

Marc Michelson, M.D. is the Founder of Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, P.C. located at UAB Highlands on the campus of the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) Medical Center.

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For additional information please contact, Amy Doss, Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, P.C., 1201 11th Avenue South, Suite 501, Birmingham, Alabama 35205, (P) 205-930-0930, [email protected]

Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, P.C. is conveniently located at UAB Highlands on the campus of The University of Alabama in Birmingham Medical Center and offers eye care including comprehensive eye exams for eye health & vision, cataract surgery & lens lmplants (IOL) and advanced diagnosis and consultation for complex cataract surgery. Our eye physicians and surgeons are cataract surgeons who are available for patients in need of consultation for complex eye disease and vision problems associated with prior cataract or LASIK surgery performed elsewhere.

Marc Michelson, M.D. is a board certified fellowship-trained subspecialist in the areas of corneal diseases and surgery, cataract surgery & lens implants and refractive surgery.

Jennifer Michelson, M.D. is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who performs refractive cataract & lens implant surgery.

Drs. Marc and Jennifer Michelson provide cataract surgery and lens implant in a comfortable and convenient outpatient ambulatory surgery center using a “no stitch, no patch, no injection” eye surgery procedure. They specialize in vision correction after cataract surgery with lens implants such as toric lens implants to correct astigmatism and near vision correcting cataract lens implants such as the ReSTOR® Multifocal Lens Implant, the AcrySof® IQ PanOptix™ Presbyopia-Correcting Intraocular Lens (IOL).

SOURCE: Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.


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