QUESTIONS TO
ASK YOUR DOCTOR

It’s important to fully understand the cataract procedure before working with your doctor to make a decision. Below, you can find a list of questions to ask your doctor, so both of you can decide on the best treatment option for your needs.

ABOUT THE SURGERY

  • What are my options to treat my cataracts or presbyopia?
  • What are my options to treat my cataracts as well as astigmatism?
  • How long will the surgery take?
  • How long will it take to recover?
  • Is the surgery and recovery painful?

ABOUT MY LENS OPTIONS

  • What are the different kinds of lenses available?
  • Which one will best suit my vision and lifestyle needs?
  • I like the idea of not wearing glasses. Am I a candidate for a multifocal lens?
  • Is there a lens that allows me to drive safely at night or function in dimly lit situations?
  • I have astigmatism. Am I a candidate for a toric lens?

ABOUT PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • How much will my procedure cost?
  • Will my insurance cover everything?
  • Is there a payment plan or financing to cover any additional costs?

INDICATIONS AND IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR THE TECNIS® FAMILY OF IOLs

CAUTION

Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

ATTENTION

Reference the Directions for Use for a complete listing of Indications and Important Safety Information.

TECNIS® MONOFOCAL 1-PIECE IOL

INDICATIONS

AMO TECNIS® 1-Piece lenses are indicated for the visual correction of aphakia in adult patients in whom a cataractous lens has been removed by extracapsular cataract extraction. These devices are intended to be placed in the capsular bag.

WARNINGS

Existing eye conditions and surgical difficulties may increase the risk of complications. Your doctor will determine if you are a good candidate for lens replacement. Read more Important Safety Information.

TECNIS® TORIC 1-PIECE IOL

INDICATIONS

The TECNIS® Toric 1-Piece posterior chamber lens is indicated for the visual correction of aphakia and pre-existing corneal astigmatism of one diopter or greater in adult patients with or without presbyopia in whom a cataractous lens has been removed by phacoemulsification and who desire improved uncorrected distance vision, reduction in residual refractive cylinder, and increased spectacle independence for distance vision. The device is intended to be placed in the capsular bag.

RISKS

No matter what lens you choose, there are risks or problems that can happen with cataract surgery. The problems could be minor, temporary, or affect your vision long term. Complications with cataract surgery are rare and may include the worsening of your vision, bleeding, or infection. Read more Important Safety Information.

TECNIS® MULTIFOCAL FAMILY OF 1-PIECE IOLs

INDICATIONS

The TECNIS® Multifocal 1-Piece intraocular lenses are indicated for primary implantation for the visual correction of aphakia in adult patients with and without presbyopia in whom a cataractous lens has been removed by phacoemulsification and who desire near, intermediate, and distance vision with increased spectacle independence. The intraocular lenses are intended to be placed in the capsular bag.

RISKS

No matter what lens you choose, there are risks or problems that can happen with cataract surgery. The problems could be minor, temporary, or affect your vision permanently. Complications are rare and may include the worsening of your vision, bleeding, or infection. There are also tradeoffs with receiving a multifocal lens. Whereas your use of glasses may decrease, it may come at the cost of some sharpness of your vision. Even with glasses, this loss of sharpness may become worse under poor visibility conditions such as dim light or fog. Read more Important Safety Information.