Todd M. Nickel, D.O. First in East Texas to Perform FDA Approved TECNIS® Symfony

Heaton Eye Associates’ Todd M. Nickel, D.O. is the first surgeon in East Texas to perform cataract surgery with the advanced TECNIS® Symfony Intraocular Lens (IOL) following its FDA Approval.  This revolutionary technology is the first of its kind to offer patients an extended depth-of-focus, helping improve the sharpness and clarity of vision near, intermediate and far.

Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the U.S.   Cataracts occur when the natural lens inside the eye becomes cloudy, creating visual distortion and impairment.  With cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is replaced with an intraocular lens implant (IOL).

Traditional IOL’s were limited to improving distance vision only.  Over the years, there have been many advancements in IOL technology, providing patients with more options than ever before.  The TECNIS® Symfony Multifocal IOL is the first to offer an extended range of vision, that can result in better vision across a broader range of distances, and reducing the need for contact lenses or glasses.

Today’s cataract surgery with an advanced Multifocal IOL not only allows our patients to rid themselves of cataracts, but also increases their freedom from glasses and contacts, allowing our patients to maintain an active lifestyle.