What is TECNIS® Monofocal 1-Piece IOL Lens?

The TECNIS® Monofocal 1-Piece IOL lens is engineered to deliver a higher standard of optical excellence and is the standard lens choice for our NHS patients. This ensures each patient is provided with the sharp, high-quality vision they deserve.

When it comes to improving your vision, the TECNIS® Monofocal 1-Piece IOL lens we use gives  higher-quality distance vision from day to night so that you can see the things you love with clarity. This lens allows you to focus on objects that are far away and helps you focus on distance-vision activities like driving.

The Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision partnership with Optegra has continued to evolve since 2018. We collaborate strategically, aligning capabilities to bring premium innovation that will better serve both NHS and private patients. We share a common purpose, to improve patients’ lives through excellent service and technology.

Patient Choice is a key priority of NHS England and Optegra and plays a key role in reducing the current backlog of patients waiting for healthcare in England.  A recent study suggested that if all patients were offered a choice of providers, waiting times could potentially be cut by up to three months. At Optegra, our patients are typically treated within four to six weeks.

Our clinics are well-prepared and equipped to ensure the safety and well-being of all patients seeking cataract treatment, with a proud track record of 99.6% of procedures being uncomplicated.

What are the key benefits of this lens for cataract surgery NHS patients?

  • Sharp vision  –  One key benefit of this lens is that it can leave you  with the sharp, high-quality vision which will help you see things in the distance, like street signs, sporting events and stage performances.
  • Enhanced Functionality  – The lens enhanced functionality delivers a high-quality, real-world performance so that you can get back to your daily activities, even in low-light conditions.
  • Long-Term Sustainability  – The TECNIS® Monofocal 1-Piece IOL is made from a material that doesn’t develop glistenings. These glistenings can cause light scatter, which might reduce the sharpness and clarity of your vision. Millions of people have been operated with this lens and  the lens has not shown any sign of degeneration, cloudiness or long term complication causing removal of the lens.

Outstanding Patient Outcomes

  • 70% of patients had best corrected binocular distance visual acuities (BCDVA) 6/5 or better
  • 96% of patients had BCDVA of 6/6 or better
  • This lens is corrects the spherical aberration, which means that it helps to ensure that light enters your eyes properly, giving you clear and sharp vision. This advanced correction means you should experience outstanding visual performance with minimal blurriness.
  • Reduced chromatic aberration for excellent image contrast
  • 91% of patients agreed/strongly agreed their treatment was comfortable
  • 93% of patients would recommend treatment to family and friends if they needed it.
  • 86% of patients could carry out their normal activities a few days after treatment.
  • 88% of patients were satisfied with the results of their treatment.

FAQ’s

Every patient who has cataract should be suitable candidate for this lens, as this lens would not cause any visual problems compared to other lenses and the lens does not affect contrast sensitivity.

The advantage with TECNIS® Monofocal 1-Piece IOL, is this lens is diffractive lens, which reduces the corneal aberration so to some extent helps patients who even have some corneal issues. The other advantage with this lens, is that the lens is made of Hydrophobic material, which prevents capsular problems and prevents cloudiness over long period. The design of the lens helps in preventing visual disturbances which is common problem post cataract surgery.

 

Normally, there is no aftercare with this lens, however after few years the patient may develop aftercataract which needs polishing of the lens with laser. This happens earlier with other lenses than Tecnis, as the material and the way the Tecnis designed, prevents aftercataract to develop much later than other lenses.

Normally, there is no aftercare with this lens, however after few years the patient may develop after cataract which needs polishing of the lens with laser. This happens earlier with other lenses than Tecnis, as the material and the way the Tecnis designed, prevents after cataract to develop much later than other lenses. To find our more about aftercare, please click here.

 

As this lens is a Monofocal lens with clear material, the patient should be able to drive once the eye and the vision is recovered. You can find more information here.