Eye Consultants of Texas continues to provide our Dallas-Fort Worth cataract patients the most advanced intraocular lenses (IOL) available. The IC-8® Apthera™ lens is a perfect example. In fact, Phillips Kirk Labor, MD is the first North Texas eye surgeon to implant this truly one-of-a-kind IOL.
What makes the Apthera so unique is its “small aperture” technology, which filters away unfocused light that causes blurry vision. It’s the first and only lens to offer this breakthrough technology.
What Does “Small Aperture” Mean?
The aperture is fundamental to photography, also known as the “pupil” of the camera that controls how much light comes into the camera’s lens. Our eyes function much the same way: the pupil, or small black opening in the eye, acts as your “aperture”.
The smaller the aperture, the longer your range of focus – near, far, and everything in between. Apthera’s small aperture technology does this for your vision after cataract surgery like no other lens of its kind.
The Apthera Lens at a Glance
- The Apthera lens is for any cataract patient interested in reducing dependence on glasses or contact lenses for distance, intermediate, and near vision. During separate cataract surgeries, the Apthera is implanted in one eye, and another type of IOL best suited to your needs is implanted in the other eye.
- Apthera’s small aperture technology is uniquely designed to filter away unfocused light, which can allow you to see text, people, and objects across a full range of focal distances.
- The Apthera can correct age-related presbyopia (near vision loss), as well as a low to moderate amounts of astigmatism (distorted vision).
Is the Apthera lens right for you? This is one of many premium lenses we offer, and Dr. Labor is considered one of the top premium lens surgeons in the U.S. He or any of our doctors can tell you more and help you make the right choice. If you suspect you have cataracts, schedule a consultation, or call our Grapevine office at 817-410-2030. We’re conveniently located to anywhere in Dallas/Fort Worth.