Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed procedure in the U.S., replacing the cloudy natural lens of the eye with a clear artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). Cataracts affect millions of people each year, including more than half of all Americans over the age of 65, and cause a progressive, painless loss of vision. Cataracts also commonly cause blurred or hazy vision, a sensitivity to glare or a feeling of having a “film” over the eyes.
We perform a minimally invasive, small-incision, “no-stitch”, “no-shot” cataract surgery called phacoemulsification ("phaco") surgery. During this procedure, a tiny incision is made in the eye to make room for a small ultrasonic probe. This probe breaks up, or emulsifies, the cloudy lens into tiny pieces. The pieces are then suctioned out through the probe.
Once the cloudy lens has been removed, the IOL is implanted in the eye. Advanced foldable IOLs are inserted through the same small incision from which the original lens was removed. This significantly reduces recovery times while it improves safety and reduces the risk of bleeding, scarring, irritation and visual distortion.
Our doctors use safe, proven methods to reduce the risk of post surgical infections in the form of eye drops, no compound injections are used.
Patients now have a wonderful range of options for IOLs at the time of cataract surgery. At Newman and Taub Vision Center, we customize your visual outcome after cataract surgery according to your visual needs and hobbies. State-of-the-art Advanced Technology lenses can help patients see their world in exciting ways. We currently offer PanOptics, Symfony, Vivity, Toric and Synergy options for astigmatism. The Vivity Lens provide revolutionary new ways to potentially leave your glasses behind. They have been uniquely designed to improve vision at all distances – up close, far away and everything in-between – giving cataract patients their best chance ever to live free of glasses.
The skilled eye surgeons at Newman and Taub Vision Center will conduct a thorough examination in order to determine if these Advanced Technology IOLs are a good choice for you, and will offer other cataract surgery options as well.
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For more information on cataracts go to https://nei.nih.gov
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