See at Near, Far and Intermediate Distances After Cataract Surgery
Are you struggling with vision problems? Are you having trouble driving at night? Are you seeing colors very dull? If you are experiencing these symptoms you might be experiencing cataracts. Call us to schedule a cataract evaluation and we can determine the most suitable course of action. If cataract surgery is required, do not panic. We perform cataract surgery all the time and we have some amazing options for seeing better after surgery. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the US and is now much safer than in the past. Gone are days of long hospital stays. Here at the Eye Center our patients now have a choice how they will see after this surgery is performed. It is very important that you contact one of our cataract surgeons or cataract counselors to learn more.
What is a cataract?
The term cataracts refers to the eye’s natural lens. Clear at birth, the lens becomes cloudy over time, causing vision problems and can eventually cause blindness if left untreated. Cataracts are completely normal and typically develop sometime in our 50s or 60s. Surgery is the only treatment for a cataract. You should consider surgery when cataracts cause enough loss of vision to interfere with your daily activities.
The Cataract Surgery Process
The modern day cataract surgery process is known as phacoemulsification. Your surgery will be performed at our state of the art surgery center. After you arrive at the facility and get situated your eyes will be cleaned and then dilated. After administering anesthesia and numbing drops the surgery will begin. A small ultrasonic probe will be positioned that will liquify and remove the opacified cataract. The probe will remove all of the cataract debris.
Once the cataract material has been removed an artificial lens will be inserted where the original lens was sitting. The artificial lenses have side hinges called haptics that will hold the lens in place.
What are my options for seeing after cataract surgery
At the Eye Center we offer a unique opportunity of determining your visual outcome through our premium cataract surgery process. There are varying implant options that will enable you to see at one distance or multiple distances
Which lens implant is best for me?
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Traditional Distance Correcting Options
Traditionally, the lens implant used for cataract surgery is a monofocal IOL. In most cases, the monofocal lens provides good distance vision for driving, walking, and some everyday activities. However, most people receiving monofocal lenses still require reading glasses or bifocals to have a full range of vision.
Enhanced Vision Option
This option combines the optics of advanced wavefront-designed monofocal IOL with modern surgical planning and techniques to provide a higher quality and overall enhanced vision with a monofocal designed IOL. These techniques will also further reduce or eliminate your need for distance glasses including low levels of pre-existing astigmatism. In a clinical study, these more advanced optics provided improved visibility, better contrast sensitivity, and reduced glare.
Astigmatism Correcting Options
Approximately 20% of cataract surgery patients have a significant degree of astigmatism. Astigmatism creates distortion in vision and is not corrected by traditional cataract or lens replacement surgery. The unique design of these IOL’s makes it possible to provide quality distance vision and reduce or eliminate astigmatism at the same time.
Presbyopia Correcting Options
Previous lens replacement technologies provided only one improved focal point, distance, leaving people dependent on readers or bifocals after cataract surgery. Furthermore, in the past, those who were not yet cataract surgery candidates had no good alternatives to readers, bifocals, or trifocals. Recent advances in lens technology now make it possible to improve vision at all ranges, near through distance, with increased freedom from glasses or contact lenses. Our doctors are proud to offer the most advanced multifocal and accommodating IOLs to give our patients the best possible vision.
Vision correction decisions are among the most important you will ever make. There are many intraocular lens (IOL) options available, including traditional monofocal, multifocal, and accommodating IOLs. Your doctor will discuss all the options available and recommend the IOL that is best for you.
If you are seeking a local cataract surgeon please do not hesitate to contact the Eye Center to schedule a cataract evaluation.