For most cataract patients, life without glasses or contact lenses is something they either experienced before or they have dreamed about. But, today new surgical technology and custom lens implants are turning those dreams into reality.
Premium lens implants that correct astigmatism and presbyopia (the need for reading glasses with aging) are available to reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Traditional monofocal lens implants are also more precise and may be individualized to achieve your targeted glasses-free vision after cataract surgery.
Following a thorough evaluation, Dr. Ge will give you the options of treatment that are appropriate for your eye conditions, and will help you to select the lens implant that is the most suitable for your visual needs.
The AcrySof ReSTOR® multifocal lens is uniquely engineered to provide multiple focus points. It often allows the patient to achieve improved vision both near and far. Unlike traditional lens implants used during cataract surgery, which improve vision only near or far, ReSTOR® is much more versatile and often patients who choose this type of implant only occasionally need to wear glasses.
Crystalens® is a single-focus accommodating lens implant that was specifically developed to address the loss of intermediate and near focusing ability. It is often used for treatment of presbyopia in cataract surgery patients. Unlike other lens implants, Crystalens® is composed of unique hinges, which allow the lens to move within the eye as it changes focuses, and thereby enhance the patient’s ability to focus on objects at a wider range of distances seamlessly.
The AcrySof® Toric IOL is an astigmatism-correcting lens implant that helps restore clear distance vision. However, patients who receive either standard monofocal or Toric lenses may require reading glasses.
Trulign® Toric Lens corrects astigmatism while providing cataract correction! The Trulign® Toric Lens offers patients a broader range of high quality vision, excellent acuity and contrast for night driving, and minimized glare and halos. Trulign® Toric Lens not only corrects astigmatism, but is also used to correct presbyopia and helps with nearsightedness and farsightedness.
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Cataract surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and usually requires just a few hours of your time at the facility from start to finish. The procedure itself usually takes minutes with Dr. Ge. Your eye will be treated with anesthetic eye drops and ointments prior to the procedure so that you will feel little, if any, discomfort.
First a tiny incision will be made in the eye allowing Dr. Ge to use a small instrument (about the size of a pen tip) to break up and wash away the cloudy cataract. Once the cataract is removed, the lens implant will be inserted through the same tiny incision and set into its permanent position. New Laser Cataract Surgery
Traditional cataract surgery has always involved the use of a physical blade to create several small incisions during the procedure. With Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (LACS), these incisions are now made with a laser. This technology allows the surgeon to plan and perform cataract surgeries with laser precision. With this advanced technology, the surgeon experiences more control and flexibility; plus LACS features real-time diagnostic tools for an accurate visual of what's going on inside the eye during the procedure.
When used in conjunction, LACS and one of the intraocular lenses offered at Premier Eye Clinic may give patients even more visual freedom after cataract surgery, helping maintain clear vision for decades. At your cataract consultation, you will be educated on the traditional blade-based approach and the laser-assisted approach to cataract surgery so that the best decision can be made for your situation and goals.
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