Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding that develops in the crystalline lens of the eye and obstructs the passage of light. A cataract can vary from slight to complete opacity, and in the early stages of its development, may be corrected with glasses or a change in prescription. As the cataract grows, it can begin to affect your lifestyle and may need to be removed. Cataracts are a sign of growing old, but they do not have to affect your quality of life.

How Does a Cataract Affect My Vision?

As your lens gets cloudier, your vision will gradually become more blurred. To help better understand this condition, the human eye can be compared to a camera whose lens allows light through when taking a picture and it focuses it on the film. When the light hits the film, a picture is taken. The eye works in much the same way, and your eye's lens focuses the light on your retina, which sends the image to your brain. The same way a dirty camera lens blurs a picture, any significant cataract in your lens will blur what you see.

What Cataract Surgery is Available?

Cataract surgery involves a few steps, all of which are done without hospitalization. After treating your eye with anesthetic, a very small incision is made through which a tiny probe is inserted to break up and vacuum out the clouded lens. A new, clear lens is then inserted through that opening, which opens and restores your vision.

We offer three kinds of surgery using a premium Intraocular Lens (IOL):

CrystaLens- CrystaLens is an accommodating intraocular lens that, unlike a standard IOL, can treat both a person's cataracts and presbyopia—loss of near and intermediate vision. You may have noticed in your forties that you started to lose some of your up-close vision and had to start wearing reading glasses. CrystaLens not only replaces your cataracts, but can also reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses. It does so by adjusting your focus similar to the way your eye's natural lens does. The CrystaLens replacement can reduce or eliminate glasses for most activities, including reading, working on the computer, and driving.

ReStor- The latest advancement in cataract surgery technology, The ReStor IOL was designed to provide enhanced image quality and a full range of vision from near to far and gives cataract patients the best opportunity to live without glasses. The outer ring of the ReStor is a refractive region designed for excellent distance vision and the series of tiny steps in the center of the ReStor IOL work together to focus light, providing excellent near, intermediate, and distance vision.

ReZoom- State-of-the-Art ReZoom™ lenses are specially designed with multifocal areas that provide clear vision for varying distances and light conditions. This provides excellent vision anytime no matter the distance in a wide variety of light. Patients no longer have to settle for monofocal lenses that only provide good distance vision and need glasses to view close objects clearly. ReZoom is a clear, foldable implant made of a high-refractive-index acrylic material that provides a full range of vision after cataract treatment.

How Can I Manage My Astigmatism and Cataracts?

We offer three kinds of surgery using a premium Intraocular Lens (IOL):

CrystaLens- CrystaLens is an accommodating intraocular lens that, unlike a standard IOL, can treat both a person's cataracts and presbyopia—loss of near and intermediate vision. You may have noticed in your forties that you started to lose some of your up-close vision and had to start wearing reading glasses. CrystaLens not only replaces your cataracts, but can also reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses. It does so by adjusting your focus similar to the way your eye's natural lens does. The CrystaLens replacement can reduce or eliminate glasses for most activities, including reading, working on the computer, and driving.

ReStor- The latest advancement in cataract surgery technology, The ReStor IOL was designed to provide enhanced image quality and a full range of vision from near to far and gives cataract patients the best opportunity to live without glasses. The outer ring of the ReStor is a refractive region designed for excellent distance vision and the series of tiny steps in the center of the ReStor IOL work together to focus light, providing excellent near, intermediate, and distance vision.

ReZoom- State-of-the-Art ReZoom™ lenses are specially designed with multifocal areas that provide clear vision for varying distances and light conditions. This provides excellent vision anytime no matter the distance in a wide variety of light. Patients no longer have to settle for monofocal lenses that only provide good distance vision and need glasses to view close objects clearly. ReZoom is a clear, foldable implant made of a high-refractive-index acrylic material that provides a full range of vision after cataract treatment.