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Dr. Kavanagh implants Eyhance San Antonio

Dr. Kavanagh implants Tecnis EyhanceDr. Kavanagh implants Eyhance in San Antonio. Dr. Kavanagh ophthalmologist implanted one of the first Technis Eyhance Toric II intraocular lens in San Antonio in a patient who was suffering from seeing haloes at night associated with a diffractive intraocular lens (IOL). This made it nearly impossible for the patient to drive after dark! The surgery called an intraocular lens exchange with an Eyhance Toric II was one of the first performed in the world. It involved removing a previously implanted intraocular lens and exchanging it with a different lens (IOL) to improve visual function in a patient.

The patient immediately noticed an improvement in vision, and reported no haloes during night time driving with the newly implanted lens (IOL).The Eyehance IOL is a brand new intraocular lens manufactured by Johnson and Johnson Vision. It had been released only three days before being used in this groundbreaking surgery. After researching the new IOL technology Dr. Kavanagh felt the Eyhance IOL would get rid of the patient’s glare symptoms and give the patient superb long distance and arm’s length vision.

The Tecnis Eyhance monofocal IOL, is intended to offer improved intermediate (22 inches) over the standard monofocal IOLs. It does this by having a continuous refractive optical surface that results in an increase in power from the periphery to the center of the lens. The refractive design of the Eyhance IOL therefore delivers intermediate vison while keeping the distance image quality comparable to the gold standard monofocal aspheric IOLs.

Studies confirm there is no difference in the contrast sensitivity between the Eyhance and the standard monofocal IOL. Dr. Kavanagh believes this is a gamechanger, as there has not been a good choice in lens technology for cataract patient’s who wish to drive in the dark and also read their smartphones without eye glasses after cataract surgery.

You can watch the video below of Dr. Kavanagh removing the troublesome intraocular lens and replacing it with the new Tecnis Eyhance Toric II IOL. It should be noted that only a small percentage of ophthalmologists are comfortable with performing IOL exchange surgery. It is a very precise eye operation. The video demonstrates the fine skills needed when Dr. Kavanagh implants Eyhance IOL in the patient after removing the multi-focal IOL,

Dr. Kavanagh practices in: San Antonio, Seguin, New Braunfels, Luling, Lockhart, Gonzales, Hondo, Castroville and La Vernia. He has performed over 25,000 cataract procedures including all premium IOLs (Restor, Symfony, Tecnis Multifocal, Eyhance, Panoptix, Vivity, Crystalens, Toric). He is also adjunct faculty at UT Health department of Ophthalmology San Antonio. He has designed many instruments for use in Eye Surgery.