Cataract Surgery
Overview
Standard Lens
Restor Multifocal Lens
Toric Astigmatism Lens
Managing Complications
Secondary Lens Implant
Implantable Miniature Telescope (for Macular Degeneration)

Overview

Cataract is a clouding of the naturally clear lens, a structure behind the iris (colored part of the eye). The lens is clear and pliable when we are young, changing shape and contour, helping to focus light onto the retina (back of the eye).   As we age, the lens becomes more cloudy, thicker and harder.  Vision changes, requiring new glasses and eventually surgery to restore sight.  Other factors may lead to cataract formation including UV light exposure, diabetes, and steroid use.  Cataract surgery can be an exciting time given the advances that have occurred over the last several years. When the cataract is removed (by an ultrasonic device called phacoemulcification), a new plastic intraocular lens is placed in the eye to help focus light. Although not everyone qualifies for a special type of lens, many patients are able to choose the type of lens that is placed in their eye, to help minimize dependence on glasses or contact lenses.

A multifocal lenses (Restor) will help patients achieve spectacle independence at distance and near. The astigmatism correcting, toric lens improves vision for those who have blurry vision from corneal astigmatism. A standard intraocular lens is a great option for those who do not qualify for the other lenses or for patients who do not mind wearing glasses.

When a cataract surgery has complications, patients may require further surgical intervention to regain vision. Managing complications from surgery sometimes warrants a referral to a cornea specialist who has expertise in these types of surgical procedures.
 
One of the newest and most innovative specialty lenses available to specific patients is the implantable miniature telescope for macular degeneration. Dr. Koreishi was the first surgeon in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to perform this promising surgery.



As cornea specialists in DFW, Dallas-Fort Worth, Dr. Koreishi and Dr. Ple-plakon strive to provide the best cornea care, availability, and patient education.




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