First Symfony® lens in South Carolina used in the treatment of cataracts at Bishop Eye Center on HHI

Bishop Eye Center, a nationally recognized industry leader in refractive cataract surgery, was the first practice in South Carolina and the coastal empire to perform cataract surgery using the Symfony® Toric Intraocular Lens from Abbott Medical Optics.

The Symfony lens was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July of this year and has gained approvals in more than 50 countries around the world. The FDA approval includes a version of the lens for people with astigmatism. These are the only lenses in the United States that provide a full range of continuous high-quality vision following cataract surgery. In clinical studies, the Symfony lens provided seamless day-to- night vision, provided high quality vision and demonstrated a low incidence of halo and glare.

“We are proud to be the first in the state to offer the Symfony lens,” said Scott Schultz, M.D., of Bishop Eye Center in Hilton Head Island, SC. “Many of our patients lead active lifestyles and need crisp, clear vision from all distances. The Symfony lens has improved our patients vision following cataract surgery and the results we are seeing have been impressive and patients are highly satisfied with their individual outcomes.”

Bishop Eye Center is a Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC based leader in refractive cataract surgery that is internationally recognized for patient outcomes. The doctors and staff view each patient as unique and focus on their needs as they come together to achieve their personal best eyesight. Offering a wide variety of services from comprehensive eye exams to cataract surgery, Bishop Eye Center is focused on restoring their patients ability to see their world with their best personal vision.