Using Small Aperture Technology to Achieve a Clear Range of Vision

A Small Aperture Lens is an advanced intraocular lens that provides a comprehensive solution for individuals who suffer from cataracts and presbyopia. This lens offers clear vision at all distances, making it an ideal choice for people who want to minimize their dependence on glasses or contact lenses after surgery.

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IC-8 Apthera IOL  

Dr. Shamie and Dr. Hura are now offering the latest FDA-approved intraocular lens, the IC-8 Apthera IOL. It is designed to give you the advantage of clear, focused vision from near to far, and everything in between. Using small aperture technology, the Apthera IOL filters out unfocused light that causes blurry vision. It provides a true extended range of vision without blurry zones.  

The key benefits include:

  • Clear vision across a full range of vision, without blur
  • Helps cataract patients who have a low amount of astigmatism
  • Works seamlessly in bright and low light conditions 

Small Aperture Lens FAQ

In this video, Dr. Hura from Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute explains more about who would be a good candidate for the IC8 Lens.

Advantages of Small Aperture Technology

The Apthera IOL offers unique and innovative technology to filter out unfocused light so focused light reaches your retina and objects and text are once again clear. Small aperture technology is based on the same principle as an f-stop in a camera, in which:

  • A photographic lens aperture is used to adjust the amount of light entering the camera
  • Depth of focus, or focal range, is a function of both the size of the aperture and focal length of the camera lens
  • Smaller apertures produce a longer range of in focus
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How is Light Focused?

The Apthera IOL has a small aperture component built within the lens. This allows focused light to enter into the eye. Unfocused light that causes blurry vision is filtered away. This provides a continuous range of vision allowing patients to see from near (reading a cell phone), through intermediate (looking at a computer) to far (seeing a street light) without blurry zones.

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Can Apthera Correct My Astigmatism?

Will I Be Able to Give Up My Glasses with Apthera?

Can Apthera Correct My Astigmatism?

Yes, Apthera can reduce the effects of low amounts of astigmatism (up to 1.5 diopters) at the time of surgery.

Will I Be Able to Give Up My Glasses with Apthera?

There is no guarantee that you will never need glasses again, especially for reading small text. Magnification may still be needed for tiny print or reading in dim light, as expected with other lens options.

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It's crucial to acquire all the essential information before deciding on small aperture lenses. Your vision requirements are different, and it's best to seek advice from an expert to identify the optimal way to achieve your desired results. Our team at MSVI will conduct a thorough consultation, discuss all available options, and provide the necessary details to ensure you can make an informed decision about the ideal solution for you.

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