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Have you been
diagnosed with cataracts?

Cataracts are a normal part of aging. Along with guidance from your eye care professional, the information below will help you understand your options.

 

FIND A CATARACT SURGEON NEAR YOU

 

Use our Cataract Surgeon Finder tool to locate a surgeon near you who offers a range of IOL options.

 

 

DOWNLOAD OUR DISCUSSION GUIDE

 

Lead the conversation with your doctor to understand the IOL choice that’s right for you.

 

A CLOSER LOOK AT CATARACTS

 

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, making it difficult for light to enter your eye.
Cataracts occur as you get older, developing gradually. The only way to treat cataracts is with cataract surgery.1

With cataracts, you may experience symptoms such as:

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CATARACTS IN PERSPECTIVE

 

A Normal Part
of Aging

 

Most people over 65 will develop cataracts.
 

 

You Have
Options

 

You have an important choice to make when it comes to the kind of vision you want after cataract surgery.

 

Highly Successful
Surgery

 

Cataract surgery is one of the most successful surgical procedures of all time.2
 

HOW CATARACT SURGERY WORKS

 

1 Cataract Removal

 

Through a tiny incision, the surgeon removes your clouded lens.
 

 

2 Lens Insertion

 

The surgeon replaces your original lens with a new, artificial lens.
 

 

3 Vision Renewed

 

With a new lens, you can be free from cataracts.
 

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CATARACT SURGERY

WHAT KIND OF VISION WOULD YOU LIKE AFTER SURGERY?

 

Cataract surgery involves removing the natural lens in the eye that has become cloudy, and replacing it with an artificial lens (known as an intraocular lens or IOL). Depending on the IOL you choose (in conjunction with your surgeon), cataract surgery may also help you become less dependent on glasses, or even spectacle-free.3

It’s important to discuss your IOL options with your surgeon prior to surgery to ensure you receive the IOL most suited to your needs.

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WHICH LENS FITS YOUR DAILY NEEDS?

Check out the interactive image below

LENS FEATURE QUICK REFERENCE

Cataract Quick Refernce Chart

* When asked "How often have you needed glasses within the past 7 days?" 80.5% of PanOptix® IOL patients reported they never needed glasses post cataract surgery with the PanOptix® trifocal IOL.
** Some PanOptix® patients may experience visual distrubances such as a halo around bright lights.

 

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are used in cataract surgery to replace the natural lens of the eye. Extraction of a cataract and replacement with an IOL will require surgery and all surgery carries risks. Please consult your eye care professional to determine if this product is right for you. Reduced dependence on spectacles is a potential secondary benefit of using IOLs – individual patient results may vary.

HEAR HOW REAL PATIENTS SEE THEIR LENS (IOL) CHOICES

Hear what patients are saying about the CLAREON® PanOptix® IOL.

Hear what patients are saying about the CLAREON® Vivity® IOL.

FIND A CATARACT SURGEON NEAR YOU

 

Use our Cataract Surgeon Finder tool to locate a surgeon near you that offers a full range of IOL options.

DOWNLOAD OUR DISCUSSION GUIDE

 

Lead the conversation with your doctor to understand the IOL choice that’s right for you.

Enter your location to find a cataract surgeon who offers Alcon CLAREON® lenses

Important Product Information - Clareon® Family of IOLs


CAUTION: Restricted by law to sale by or on the order of a physician.


DESCRIPTION: The Clareon® Family of Lenses are artificial lenses implanted in the eye of adult patients following cataract surgery. The Clareon® Aspheric Hydrophobic Acrylic IOLs are designed to allow for clear distance vision. However, you will likely still need glasses for reading and for distance vision particularly if you already have astigmatism. The Clareon® PanOptix® Trifocal Hydrophobic IOL is a type of multifocal lens (sometimes called “presbyopia-correcting IOL”) designed to allow for clear distance, intermediate, and near vision with the potential to be more independent of the need to use glasses for daily tasks. The Clareon® Vivity® Extended Vision Hydrophobic Posterior Chamber IOL provides clear distance vision, and better intermediate and some near vision compared to a monofocal IOL. The Clareon® Aspheric Toric, Clareon® PanOptix® Toric, and Clareon® Vivity® Toric IOLs are also designed to correct pre-existing corneal astigmatism, which is the inability of the eye to focus clearly at any distance because of difference curvatures on the cornea, and provide distance vision.


WARNINGS / PRECAUTIONS: You may experience and need to contact your eye doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms after cataract surgery: itching, redness, watering of your eye, sensitivity to light. The safety and effectiveness of these IOLs have not been established in patients with eye conditions, such as an increase in eye pressure (glaucoma) or complications of diabetes in the eye (diabetic retinopathy). As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved. These risks may include but are not limited to infection, damage to the lining of the cornea, the retinal layer which lines the inside back wall of your eye may become separated from the tissue next to it (retinal detachment), inflammation or swelling inside or outside the eye, damage to the iris (the colored diaphragm around the pupil), or an increase in eye pressure that cannot be controlled by medicine and secondary surgical procedure. There is a possibility that the IOL may be placed incorrectly or could move within the eye. This may result in less improvement or a reduction in vision, or it may cause visual symptoms. The Clareon® Aspheric Toric, Clareon® PanOptix® Toric, and Clareon® Vivity® Toric IOLs correct astigmatism only when placed in the correct position in the eye. There is a possibility that these Toric IOLs could be placed incorrectly or could move within the eye. This may result in less improvement or a reduction in vision because your astigmatism has not been fully corrected, or it may cause visual symptoms. With the Clareon® PanOptix® and Clareon® Vivity® IOLs, there may be a loss of sharpness of your vision that may become worse in dim light or in foggy conditions. There is also a possibility that you may have some visual effects such as rings or circles (halos) around lights at night. You may also have trouble seeing street signs due to bright lights or glare from oncoming headlights.


ATTENTION: As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved. Prior to surgery, ask your eye doctor to provide you with the Patient Information Brochure for the lens to be implanted. This Brochure which will inform you of the risks and benefits associated with the IOL. Discuss any questions about possible risks and benefits associated with your eye doctor.
 

References

 

1. Cataract. Kellogg Eye Center website. https://www.umkelloggeye.org/conditions-treatments/cataract. Accessed April 23, 2019.

2. Cataracts. Mayo Clinic website. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditionals/cataracts/symptomscauses/syc-20353790. Updated June 23, 2018. Accessed April 16, 2019

3. Alcon Data on File, 2018.

4. Clareon® Vivity® Extended Vision Hydrophobic IOL (CNWET0) Directions for Use.

5. Clareon® PanOptix® Trifocal Hydrophobic Acrylic IOL Model CNWTT0 2021 Directions for Use.