Most Accurate Cataract Surgery (MACS)

What Doctors Are Saying

Softec HD implants are providing my patients with excellent visual outcomes with predictable refractive targets and an amazing depth of focus from distance through the intermediate range. With a mini-mono approach, my patients are achieving superb functional vision for their cell phones, computers, dashboards, iPads, Kindles, Laptops, and monitors of all sorts. The IOL material is clear and glistenings free. The tight manufacturing tolerance of this IOL in 0.25 D power options helps me nail my refractive target regularly.

Cynthia Matossian, MD, Matossian Eye Associates, NJ

As a primary care physician, I know the value of 0.25D of refractive change. As a primary care physician working hand in hand with a MACS surgeon, I now see the difference this tight tolerance in implant power and higher level of measurements and testing can provide in vision benefits. Our MACS cataract patients just see better at a wider range of distances than previous traditional cataract surgery. The patients welcome this improvement at a cost-effective upgrade. It’s been wonderful.

Eric Fazio, OD, Newsom Eye, Tampa, FL

Our MACS cataract patients are tested pre-operatively and most qualify for a HDBlended Vision option. With the new, 0.25D SoftecHD lens, we can better predict and measure for a very precise placement and power selection on these patients. Our outcomes have validated this and our patients love their results. It is our fastest growing segment of choice for the cataract patients we serve.

T. Hunter Newsom, MD, Newsom Eye, Tampa, FL

If patients are properly informed about what MACS is, I can't understand why anyone would not choose this option. I routinely recommend it to my patients and would want my mother or father to have MACS if they needed cataract surgery.

Val Zudans, MD, Refractive Surgeon, Florida Eye Institute, Vero Beach, FL

MACS is the best thing going for vision correction with cataract surgery. I believe we are consistently attaining more accurate outcomes due to our attention to detail in testing preoperatively and from the precision of the Softec HD. I use many intraocular lenses, but this option seems to work best.

Thomas Harvey, MD, Cataract Refractive Surgeon, Eau Claire, WI

As a LASIK surgeon, I understand the value of accurate refractions and outcomes after surgery. Until the introduction of the 0.25D IOL from Lenstec, we had only 0.5D choices available and could never hope to achieve anything closer than this in our actual to predicted outcomes. With the new 0.25D IOL available and the extra measurements and customization of our biometry, we now achieve a much higher level of accuracy in our cataract patients who have MACS procedures.

Jeff Fischer, MD, Fischer Laser Cataract Eye Institute, Willmar, MN

The decision to offer patients a MACS option was a choice that our surgeons made after monitoring the outcomes of those patients who initially received the new Softec - HD lens. It was the unique design of this lens coupled with it's tighter tolerances which have allowed our patients to benefit from state-of-the-art diagnostic testing. Thus far, approximately 7 out of 10 cataract patients in our clinic choose the MACS option.

John Winter, Business Development Manager, OptiVision Clinics, Northeast, WI

The Lenstec Softec HD is very special because it offers lens power increments of 0.25 diopters when most manufacturers offer lenses in 0.50 diopter increments. At the same time, industry standards allow tolerances of 0.400 diopters, while the Softec HD has much tighter tolerances of 0.125 diopters. I believe that the narrower the increments of power and the tighter the tolerances, the better the lens will perform. On top of all this, the Softec HD has an aspheric lens optic that offers higher quality optics than spherical lenses and is not prone to decentration issues like some other aspheric lenses.

Val Zudans, MD, Refractive Surgeon, Florida Eye Institute Vero Beach, FL

Having co-managed refractive and cataract surgery for years in optometric practice and involvement with surgical products companies, the introduction of MACS has been something of a blending of the best of all worlds. The laser used for LASIK corneal refractive procedures can produce accuracy within microns of power, but cataract surgery, because of the power steps involved in the implants, could only get as good as +/- 0.5D of desired targeted results. Until now! Now, MACS technology and added attention to pre-operative refractive work-up can lead to a dramatic improvement in the accuracy of post-operative outcome.

John Lahr, OD, Primary Eyecare Consultant and MACS Board Member, Cincinnati, OH

We just started providing our patients with the MACS alternative to their cataract choices this summer. The response has been dramatic. Our younger and more active senior cataract patients have enjoyed the improved vision from Blended vision options and the refractive techniques we have employed into our MACS procedure.

Gerald Clarke, MD, OptiVision, Oshkosh, Wisconsin