Cataracts

Cataracts are caused by the clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. In most cases, they develop slowly as we age. The main symptoms are blurry vision and sensitivity to glare. When the cataract is affecting someone's quality of life, the cloudy lens may be replaced with a clear, plastic intraocular lens (IOL). This outpatient procedure is a safe, simple, fairly painless, and quick procedure. Your ophthalmologist will guide you through the process and help you choose a lens choice that best suits your lifestyle. 

Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Surgery

Our ophthalmologists are trained in classic cataract extraction methods, as well as using femtosecond laser surgery - a relatively new and groundbreaking technology used to remove cataracts. With this technnology, the surgeon uses a laser to make precise incisn femtosecond laser surgery, a relatively new technology is used to remove cataracts. During this procedure, the surgeon uses a laser to make very precise incisions in the cornea to fragment and emulsify the cloudy lens, reducing the damage to the eye compared to previous techniques. This method allows for reportedly better results in correcting vision. 

Intraocular Lens Options

Astigmatism

Near

Intermediate

Distance

Monofocal Lens

Ideal for someone who wants sharp distance vision. You may have to wear glasses for reading - and distance, if you have astigmatism. Medicare usually covers the cost of these lenses. 

Astigmatism-Correcting Lens

These lenses correct your astigmatism, leaving you with great distance vision. Recommended for patients with significant astigmatism. You may have to wear glasses for reading. 

Multifocal Lens

With these advanced lenses, you can see near, distance, and intermediate vision with these lenses. 

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