Cataract Surgery in Eatontown and Brick, NJ

As you get older, your eyes go through natural changes that can cause cataracts to develop. Cataracts are a very common eye condition that can make your vision cloudy or blurry, making it harder to do your normal daily activities.

At Barry Edison Ophthalmology, we are dedicated to providing personalized care and the latest advancements in cataract treatment.

What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are a common eye condition that typically develops with age. As you age, these proteins can gradually deteriorate and clump together, causing the usually transparent lens to become increasingly cloudy and opaque.

This cloudiness can cause vision problems, such as blurred or hazy vision, difficulty seeing at night, and increased sensitivity to glare. Cataracts usually develop gradually and may not significantly affect vision in the early stages.

However, as the cataract progresses, it can interfere with your daily activities and quality of life. Cataract surgery is the only way to effectively restore vision affected by cataracts.

Normal vision compared to vision with cataracts

What Happens During Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure to restore clear vision. At Barry Edison Ophthalmology, we use advanced techniques and technology, including the Catalys Femtosecond Laser, to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens, also called an IOL.

The Catalys Femtosecond Laser is a state-of-the-art technology that brings a new level of precision and customization to cataract surgery. This laser system creates a 3D map of your eye, allowing your cataract surgeon to plan and perform the procedure with incredible accuracy.

Before the procedure, your eye will be numbed with anesthetic drops. This will ensure you are comfortable during the procedure.

Next, your cataract surgeon will make a tiny incision in the front surface of your eye in order to access your natural lens. Through this incision, your cataract surgeon will break up and remove the cloudy lens.

Once the cataract is removed, they will insert the IOL into your eye and position it in place. Once the new lens is in place, the procedure is complete.

The incision in the cornea is so small that it usually heals on its own without the need for stitches.

IOL Options at Barry Edison Ophthalmology

At Barry Edison Ophthalmology, we offer a range of IOL options to suit each person’s unique needs and preferences. Our team will work with you to determine the best IOL choice for your lifestyle and visual goals.


Monofocal IOLs are designed to provide clear vision at a single distance, usually for far vision. If you choose a monofocal IOL, you may still need glasses for reading or other close-up tasks.


Toric IOLs are designed to correct astigmatism, an irregular curvature of the eye that can cause blurred or distorted vision. By correcting astigmatism during cataract surgery, toric IOLs may help reduce dependence on glasses for distance vision.

Premium IOL Multifocal Specialty

Premium IOLs are advanced lenses that provide clear vision at multiple distances – near, intermediate, and far. These lenses can significantly reduce the need for glasses after cataract surgery, allowing you to see clearly for a wide range of activities.

How Do I Know When It’s Time For Cataract Surgery?

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, your eye doctor will monitor their progression during regular eye exams. In the early stages, minor vision changes can often be managed with updated glasses prescriptions or using additional lighting.

However, if your cataracts begin to interfere with your daily life and affect your ability to read, drive, or perform other tasks, it may be time to consider cataract surgery.

Are you experiencing symptoms of cataracts? Schedule a cataract evaluation at Barry Edison Ophthalmology in Eatontown, NJ, today!

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