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What is an IOL?

An intraocular lens (or IOL) is a tiny, artificial lens for the eye. It replaces the eye’s natural lens that is removed during cataract surgery. The lens bends (refracts) light rays that enter the eye, helping you to see. Your lens should be clear. But if you have a cataract, your lens has become cloudy. Things look blurry, hazy or less colorful with a cataract. Cataract surgery removes this cloudy lens and replaces it with a clear IOL to improve your vision.

IOLs come in different focusing powers, just like prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Your ophthalmologist will measure the length of your eye and the curve of your cornea. These measurements are used to set your IOLs focusing power.

Certain IOLs, called Premium IOLs, are used to replace the natural lens of the eye, correct common vision impairments, and provide more complete visual acuity across multiple distances.

Envista Toric IOL

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What is Astigmatism?

Most people with cataracts want not only to have clear vision after cataract surgery, but freedom from eyeglasses as well. One thing that can prevent that from happening is residual astigmatism after surgery. Astigmatism is very common before and after cataract surgery. Almost one in three people who are candidates for cataract surgery have at least 1.0 diopter (D) of astigmatism, which is enough to cause noticeably blurred vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Astigmatism is an imperfection in the curvature of your eyes cornea and/or lens. It may be helpful to think of the eye as being shaped like a basketball. With astigmatism, the eye is shaped more like a football.

What Can Be Done During Cataract Surgery For My Astigmatism?

In the past, intraocular lenses (IOL’s) used in cataract surgery could not correct astigmatism. Thankfully, special intraocular lenses (called Toric IOL’s) have been developed to correct astigmatism during cataract surgery.

Toric intraocular lenses have special markers on the peripheral parts of the lens the enable to surgeon to see the orientation of the astigmatism correction in the lens. These marks are important, since once that the surgeon implants the lens he will need to then rotate the lens and align it to your individual degree of astigmatism. ORA System Technology helps us with these real time measurements to make sure we minimize the maximum amount of astigmatism that we can, in real time, to give you the highest chance of not depending on glasses for distance vision post-operatively.

Another option to correct astigmatism during cataract surgery is with laser assisted cataract surgery, which you can read about in the section of our website labeled “Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery”.

Panoptix® IOL

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When you can see more, you can do more. Redefine your vision with the AcrySof® IQ Panoptix® Trifocal Lens and start seeing life differently.

  • Enhance your vision for clear, complete focus.
  • See effortlessly without blurry zones.
  • Discover brighter, vivid colors.
  • Reduce your need to wear and/or depend on glasses.
  • Take advantage of the first trifocal lens available in the United States.

The lens you choose matters! While a standard (monofocal) lens can help you see far away, the Panoptix® Lens gives you a full range of vision, so that you can immerse in a full range of activities – all while relying less on glasses, if at all!

Imagine how you could use clear, complete vision.

See Far Away with clear distance vision:

  • Spot a familiar face
  • Go see a show
  • Drive a car
  • Watch TV

See At Arm’s Length with enhanced intermediate vision:

  • Use a computer
  • Read a menu
  • See the mirror

See Up Close with excellent near vision:

  • Read a book
  • Take up crafting
  • Use a cell phone

With the Panoptix® Lens, you can seize every day. Without cataracts – without hesitation – without holding back. In a clinical study, 129 patients were asked about their experience with the Panoptix® Lens:

  • 99% of people with the Panoptix Lens would choose the same lens again.
  • 98% of people with the Panoptix Lens would recommend it to family and friends.

AcrySof® IQ Vivity™

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See what makes your life remarkable with the AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ Lens.

Cataracts don’t have to hold you back from the things you love. Embrace the moments that make your day and rediscover visual clarity with the AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ Lens.

Clear Vision Far Away:

  • Go to a concert
  • Spot a familiar face
  • Drive a car
  • Enjoy TV

Clear Vision At Arm’s Length

  • Cook your favorite meal
  • Send emails
  • See in the mirrors

Functional Vision Up Close 

  • Tend a garden
  • Play games
  • Take a picture

When patients were asked about their experience with the AcrySof IQ Vivity Lens, it was found that:

  • 90% were satisfied with their results and would get the lens again.
  • 93% would recommend the lens to a family member or friend.

IC-8 Apthera IOL

The IC-8 Apthera IOL is an advanced intraocular lens, also known as an IOL, designed to replace your natural lens during cataract surgery. At Takle Eye Group in Griffin, Georgia, our experienced eye doctors are proud to offer this new and innovative IOL to help patients accomplish their vision goals.

What is the IC-8 Apthera IOL?

The IC-8 Apthera is a type of intraocular lens implant used during cataract surgery to replace the clouded natural lens of the eye. The unique feature of the IC-8 Apthera IOL is its extended depth of focus technology.

This means it can allow you to have an increased range of vision, including improved near, intermediate, and distance vision. This feature is particularly beneficial for people with presbyopia, a common condition that occurs with age and results in a gradual loss of the eye’s ability to focus on nearby objects.

The IC-8 Apthera IOL is the first FDA-approved small aperture IOL designed to extend the depth of focus. By choosing the IC-8 Apthera IOL, you may be able to experience reduced dependency on reading glasses or bifocals after cataract surgery.

Only a few surgeons in the United States have access to this advanced lens, and in Georgia, there are only six of them. Dr. Leiv Takle is one of those six surgeons in Georgia who can offer this exceptional lens to his patients.

What Are the Benefits of Choosing the IC-8 Apthera IOL?

Choosing the IC-8 Apthera IOL offers several benefits. Here are some of the advantages of choosing this lens:

Small Aperture Solution

The IC-8 Apthera IOL is the first small aperture solution for cataract patients. Utilizing small aperture technology, this lens can filter out unfocused light, providing clear vision across a full range of vision, from near to far and everything in between.

Extended Depth of Focus

It is the first extended depth of focus solution to deliver binocular monofocal-like contrast sensitivity. This means that it enhances vision and contrast sensitivity, making it easier to distinguish objects and details.


It is the first true extended depth of focus lens indicated for monovision. Monovision is a technique where each eye is corrected differently, one for near vision and the other for distance vision.

This can allow you to achieve better overall vision without glasses, especially for tasks like reading or driving.

Seamless Vision in Various Lighting Conditions

The IC-8 Apthera IOL works seamlessly in both bright and low-light conditions, ensuring consistent vision performance throughout the day.

How Do I Know if the IC-8 Apthera IOL is Right For Me?

To determine if the IC-8 Apthera IOL is the right choice for you, it’s best to consult with an eye doctor at Takle Eye Group. They will conduct a comprehensive eye examination and discuss your specific visual needs, lifestyle preferences, and budget.

During your visit, your eye doctor will consider various factors to determine the best IOL option for your individual situation. Depending on your unique circumstances, your eye doctor may present different IOL options, including monofocal, multifocal, toric, or the IC-8 Apthera IOL.

Ultimately, the decision on which IOL to choose will be made in collaboration with your eye doctor based on a thorough evaluation of your eye health. They will explain the benefits and potential drawbacks of each lens type, helping you make an informed decision about the best IOL option that aligns with your vision goals and lifestyle.

Do you want to learn more about the IC-8 Apthera IOL or determine if this lens may be right for you? Schedule an appointment at Takle Eye Group in Griffin, GA, today!


Cataract Surgery at Takle Eye Group

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