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Refractive Cataract Surgery with Premium Implant Lenses
Refractive Cataract Surgery
Refractive Cataract Surgery is a new advanced technique in cataract surgery performed to specifically reduce or eliminate the need for glasses. As part of cataract surgery, the eye's clouded natural lens is removed and replaced with a new, artificial implant lens. This replacement lens is called an intraocular lens, or IOL. IOLs can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia (the need for reading glasses), and sometimes astigmatism.
In the past, implant lenses were designed to provide more clear vision than the cloudy cataract lens that was removed, but most people needed glasses both for distance and for reading after the surgery. Newer implant lenses, in conjunction with the other elements of Refractive Cataract Surgery, have now allowed patients to have a better chance to reduce or eliminate dependence on glasses.
Patients interested in achieving good distance vision without the use of glasses must have any pre-existing astigmatism addressed. Astigmatism occurs when the cornea (the front surface of the eye) is not round, but oblong in a toric shape (shaped like the back of a spoon or football rather than a round ball). Most patients have some level of astigmatism, though some have more than others. Astigmatism should be corrected to achieve the best possible vision without glasses.
Astigmatism can be corrected during Refractive Cataract Surgery with either an implant lens option, a surgical technique during the cataract surgery, or a laser vision correction after the cataract surgery, all of which involve additional fees. The best option for any given patient is dependent on their particular eyes and goals.
Our practice has been performing refractive cataract surgery for over fifteen years as part of a commitment to improving the optical results for our patients after cataract surgery. We perform an examination and an evaluation of medical history for each patient, then discuss what the patient hopes to get out of the surgery in order to achieve the best possible results.
After surgery, some patients may not have achieved the results that they expected. If targeted vision not as expected patients have additional option of PRK/LASIK
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