Special Hospital for Ophthalmology Svjetlost is one of the first hospitals in Europe that began operating using the latest most modern intraocular Symfony lenses. In 2014, together with 13 other ophthalmic centers from all across Europe, Svjetlost took part in the European multicentric clinical study that followed the first results of installation of Symfony lenses. During this study 12 patients underwent a surgical procedure, these patients were amongst the first in Europe to have been implanted in both eyes these lenses and thus solved both the cataract surgery and the need for wearing glasses. After the excellent results we have introduced Symfony lenses in our everyday practice and have so far we have performed more than 350 implantation surgeries.
This is the first intraocular lens in the world that has the so called extended range of vision and enables the patients to achieve good vision without glasses for near, middle (for computer users) and distance vision. Its special design allows a new form of refraction of light that extends the focus of the eye resulting in an extended range of vision at all distances and a better contrast sensitivity than any of the currently used lenses. The biggest advantage of Symfony lenses compared to multifocal lenses is that there is a significant reduction in smaller vision disturbances such as glaring of lights during night driving.