Cataracts & Premium Cataract Surgery
We specialize in cataract surgery, including premium cataract surgery with advanced IOL technology.
What are Cataracts?
Your eyes have a natural clear lens that refracts the light rays that come into the eye to help you see. If the lens has become cloudy, you have a cataract. Trying to see with a cataract is blurry, hazy or less colorful, like looking through a foggy or dusty windshield. Common symptoms of a cataract include halos around headlights while driving at night and needing brighter lights for certain activities such as reading.
Aging is the most common cause of cataracts, due to the normal changes that start to happen in your eyes starting around age 40. This is when the proteins in the lens start to break down, which causes the lens to get cloudy. Other causes of cataracts include genetics, having had an eye injury or having had eye surgery, using certain medications, specific medical issues such as diabetes and having spent a lot of time in the sun, especially without wearing sunglasses.
Types of Cataract Surgery
Traditional Cataract Surgery with Monofocal IOLs
These lenses are designed to provide the best possible vision at one focal point: distance, intermediate or near. Most patients who choose monofocal IOLs choose distance vision as the focal point and will use reading glasses or bifocals. At Medical Eye Specialists, our surgeons use the most advanced monofocal IOLs available and perform extensive preoperative diagnostic testing to make sure we are choosing the best lens for you.
Traditional cataract surgery is the best option for those individuals who choose to use glasses for most activities. If you are interested in reducing or eliminating your need for glasses, and you are considered to be a good candidate, then your eye surgeon at Medical Eye Specialists will offer you Premium Cataract Surgery.
Premium Cataract Surgery with Advanced IOL Technology
With advanced IOL technology, Medical Eye Specialists can now help reduce your need for glasses after cataract surgery. Premium cataract surgery can provide an enhanced range of vision after cataract surgery, improving distance, intermediate and near vision. It is important to understand your Advanced IOL options so you can choose a lens that best suits your lifestyle.
- Toric IOLs have extra built-in correction for astigmatism.
- Multifocal IOLs have multiple corrective zones built into the lens (much like bifocal or trifocal eyeglasses), allowing you to see near, intermediate and far objects.
- Extended depth-of-focus (EDOF) IOLs have only one corrective zone, but this zone is stretched to allow distance and intermediate vision.
When to See a Doctor
When your cataracts begin to disrupt your lifestyle, keeping you from doing the things you want to do, they can be surgically removed. The foundation of cataract surgery involves your eye surgeon removing the cloudy natural lens and replacing it with a clear artificial lens (called an intraocular lens, or IOL). There are two different types of cataract surgery: traditional or premium cataract surgery. They involve a variety of IOL technologies to choose from, all with different benefits.