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Hello I posted earlier on these forums regarding my prep for cataract surgery sometime later this year. I would just like to hear how people implanted with the Symfony IOL lens are holding up after their eyes have have healed abit and settled down. Im still having a very hard time deciding if Symfony IOL is worth the risk of having the possibility of glare and halos at night for the extended depth of focus. How is the range of vision and is it really sharp and contrast compared to a monofocal? I'm also concerned about the widely discussed issue about having circles around lights during nighttime. I hear people say they see them on tailights of cars and some also say streetlights as well. I can only imagine what if you were to stumble upon a traffic jam freeway full of lights and cars or in a crowded city at night that those concentric circles multiplied by several dozens would be quite overwhelming. For people with Symfony, are you all seeing these visual webbed circles with the majority of lights at night? At concerts or sporting stadiums (with bright overhead projections ad what not) And how are you guys with watching at the movie theater since those situations are in a dark surroundings with sometimes very bright cinematography. I saw some posts saying people see a white glow around lettering in black/dark backgrounds on tvs or monitors. And another saying there's a halo around the moon! I would think that monofocal IOL lens would be more sharper contrast of detail when it comes to viewing lighting at nights. Eventually I really want to become a 3D concept artist, but if the Symfony might give me extra ordinary artifacts when working on a project on the computer that's gonna be a problem for me. I know a lot of people say their excellent for computer intermediate distance but what about seeing that clarity and contrast of light/dark figures on a screen. Will there be a suspectibiliy to glares and halos in that line of work?
I have a lot of factors to consider still and would highly appreciate some personal experience for everybody here that has had the Symfony IOL for cataract surgery. Since I am planning to work a lot with computers for my career i do like the convenience that the Symfony has and that it's good for intermediate range and some for distance but want to also know how does that range of vision holdup compared to a monofocal IOL. I understand the range of monofocal is not as varied and set at one point compared as the Symfony but which one is sharper at the desired distance? am worried that even a monofocal set for distance might be sharper or clearer than the Symfony IOL. And than using glasses on top of monofocal for other nearer close up and intermediate would be clearer as well? I know Symfony sounds good on paper but everything I hear on the personal annocdotes seem to be a lot of negative issues and people resorts to having them taken out. I will have to think about this as I know their is no such thing as a perfect lens available. And it is what it is but still need to make a wise and well minded decision.
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