Cataracts form when the lens inside the eye (behind the colored iris) becomes cloudy and yellowed over time. The lens can also opacify more rapidly if you are diabetic, on steroids, or have a history of retina surgery among other risk factors. After your full in office evaluation with testing, you and your doctor can decide which treatment is right for you.
Standard Cataract Surgery
In the operating room, small incisions and ultrasound energy is used to break up your cataract and remove it from the eye. An artificial lens implant is placed within your eye's natural support structure. The standard lens is usually targeted for distance and reading glasses help with near vision after surgery.
Toric (Astigmatism correction)
For patients with astigmatism, Toric lenses are a great option. These lenses decrease the need for glasses by incorporating astigmatism correction.
At the time of cataract removal, sometimes a lens cannot be placed due to many reasons, including unstable natural support structure. A second surgery can be performed so that an artificial lens can be sutured or fixated to the eye even without that support system.
In 30% of cataract patients, scar tissue forms behind the lens implant. This can cause blurry vision weeks to months after cataract surgery. YAG laser can remove that scar tissue without another surgery.
Multifocal Intraocular lens
Specialty lenses with bifocal/trifocal power can be implanted in select patients without other eye diseases. These lenses decrease the need for glasses after surgery. Ask your doctor if you are a candidate!
Intraoperative measurements (ORA)
ORA is a new technology that allows us to check measurements of the eye during the surgery to confirm the power of the artificial lens implanted. This is especially helpful for certain conditions such as after LASIK or RK surgery when the in-office calculations can vary.
Intraocular lens exchange
Sometimes an intraocular lens dislocates or moves after surgery (even years after), or a certain power/type of lens does not suit every patient. Our doctors can remove and replace these lenses with a different lens.
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