Cataracts

Advanced Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery is now an opportunity to potentially see without glasses after surgery. Dr. Edison’s practice offers the very latest in cataract surgery. We offer the latest laser cataract surgery with a no-patch no-shot system. We offer traditional phacoemulsification cataract surgery as well as laser cataract surgery with premium lens implants. You can now see better after cataract surgery without dependence on glasses with our premium lens options. These advanced lens implants can enable vision at multiple distances after cataract surgery. Even if you have astigmatism these lens implants offer a solution to seeing clearly. Discuss your options today and call us for a consultation.

How it's Like to See With a Cataract vs a Healthy Eye

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens that gradually leads to blurred vision, difficulty with glare, dulled colors, poor night vision, and increased nearsightedness (myopia). Cataracts generally develop as part of the natural aging process. However, diabetes, certain medications, genetics, and smoking may increase the risk of cataracts. Although eyeglasses may be prescribed to reduce the effects of cataracts and improve vision, the only permanent treatment is cataract surgery.

How Is Cataract Surgery Performed?

During cataract surgery, one of the most frequently performed vision correction procedures, the clouded lens (cataract) is removed and replaced with an IOL. This type of vision correction surgery has helped millions of patients achieve 20/20 vision or better.

The cataract surgery process lasts about an hour, which includes pre-surgery preparations as well as post-surgery patient care. First, topical eye drops are used to numb the eye and dilate the pupil. Next, the surgeon makes a tiny, self-sealing incision on the surface of the cornea through which the clouded lens is gently broken up and removed. Once the eye is free of cataracts, the surgeon carefully inserts a sophisticated lens implant designed to mimic the function and focusing abilities of the eye’s natural lens.

Our practice offers the latest, most advanced intraocular lens implants, including multifocal, accommodating and toric IOLs, which are used to restore vision at all distances. The Toric IOL is used to correct pre-existing astigmatism and improve distance vision following cataract surgery. The multifocal and accommodating lens implants are engineered to correct presbyopia as well as nearsightedness and farsightedness, much like a multifocal pair of eyeglasses. The clouding of the eye’s lens (cataract) is a serious condition that may worsen over time and lead to severe vision impairment. The cataracts surgeons affiliated with Barry Edison Ophthalmology are qualified eye doctors who can detect cataracts in their early stages and help you decide if cataract surgery is right for you.

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