Intraocular Lens: When the clouded lens of the eye is removed during cataract surgery, a replacement for the human lens is needed to restore focus to the eye. This implant is called an intraocular lens.
In clear corneal cataract surgery, as developed by I. Howard Fine, M.D., a tiny incision is made into the perimeter of the cornea on the side of the eye which is closest to the temple. This incision provides a corneal tunnel through which the cataract is removed and the intraocular lens is implanted. It is the architecture of this incision that makes it self sealing, thus requiring no stitches.
We Now Offer Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
The move towards the sophistication of laser technology to assist in cataract surgery is both exciting and costly. Its development came about to provide ophthalmologists a tool to improve patient outcomes and safety in cataract surgery. Studies have shown the visual outcomes using laser are just as good as traditional cataract surgery. Complication rates from cataract surgery using both the traditional method and laser assistance appear the same thus far. Studies have also suggested the greater precision provided by laser may benefit patients in more precise intraocular lens positioning, and a decrease in effective ultrasound time may shorten healing time.
You now have the option to choose a laser platform for your LASIK or cataract surgery with us. We look forward to great surgical results from this new technology.
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Commonly Asked Questions:
Are cataracts found only in older people?
Cataracts can also occur at a younger age from any number of causes: an eye injury (even many years earlier), certain eye diseases (such as uveitis), medical conditions (such as diabetes), heredity, birth defect, some medications (such as steroids - even if just used in an inhaler), excessive alcohol consumption, and smoking.
How do I know when I need surgery for my cataracts?
Am I a good candidate for an intraocular lens
How soon after surgery will I see well?
Will my insurance cover cataract surgery?
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