Implantable Lens Options
Recent advances in lens technology and design mean we have multiple options to improve your vision with cataract surgery. Your cataract surgeon will thoroughly discuss with you your individual situation and what you can expect from surgery. This will help determine which lens is right for you.
Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
Some people may benefit from the use of lasers, which can be used during cataract surgery to correct astigmatism or assist in the implantation of multifocal lenses, which can improve distance and up-close vision.
If your cornea is not completely round, called astigmatism, you may have blurring or distortion of your vision. After careful evaluation, we may recommend one of two options to correct your astigmatism. We may correct your vision with a special artificial lens, or we may recommend an alternate procedure called limbal relaxing incision (LRI). A small incision is created to reshape your cornea and reduce astigmatism. LRI can often be performed at the same time as your cataract surgery.
Simple Secondary Cataract Treatment
In a small percentage of cases, scarring or a secondary cataract may form on the membrane that supports the implanted lens. If this occurs in the months or years following your cataract surgery, we perform a short, painless in-office laser procedure to create an opening that lets light shine through and eliminate the secondary cataract.
Compassionate, Supportive Environment
We offer patient support services including educational materials and programs, a low-vision rehabilitation program, and a dedicated social worker to help you and your loved ones manage your condition and maximize your quality of life.