Her AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL Experience
Patient Jean Pellegrini, Florida, had to wear glasses for almost all activities of daily living and recently suffered from cataracts. Fed up with the bother of her cataracts and the hassle to read recipes and small print, taking off glasses and putting them back on to read, Mrs. Pellegrini visited Dr. Pourkesali, an ophthalmologist specialized in implanting the AcrySof® ReSTOR® intraocular lens (IOL).
As Dr. Pourkesali describes, AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL is an innovative lens for cataract patients with or without presbyopia. Presbyopia occurs when the eye’s natural lens loses its ability to accommodate or “flex” and hampers people’s ability to see or read near objects, forcing the need for reading glasses or bifocals. It’s not rare for patients like Mrs. Pellegrini to develop cataracts and presbyopia; everyone will develop the condition at some point in their lives. In fact, an estimated 90 million people in the United States either have presbyopia or will develop it by 2014.
Mrs. Pellegrini chose to have AcrySof® ReSTOR® implanted in both eyes, and had the lenses implanted just a few weeks apart. she didn’t need her glasses in between the surgeries, and most definitely doesn’t need them today.
Mrs. Pellegrini says there is nothing she can’t do since she got the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL implanted in both eyes. she can read, write, drive, shop and do just about any activity with no problems.
Dr.Pourkesali is amazed at how the new lenses are making his patients lives simpler.
Dr. Pourkesali states that patients are able to continue with their lives and participate in just about any activity with out being hampered by their old glasses.
Mrs. Pellegrini thinks that all candidates who qualify should consider getting this new lens.
“ I simply feel fantastic with my new eyes. My only regret is not having them sooner in my life.”