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Cataracts and Cataract Surgery

Our Eye Surgeons Have Collectively Performed Over 40,000 Cataract Procedures

One of our areas of expertise is in the management of cataracts. Our eye surgeons have collectively performed more than 40,000 cataract procedures using state-of-the-art technologies. Cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens of the eye resulting in blurring of vision and/or light sensitivity.

The treatment of cataracts involves a removal of the cloudy lens and replacement with a clear lens implant. This is a cataract operation. In general, this is an excellent surgery with better than 99% chance of visual improvement. The entire operation is done through a 1/8th inch incision which makes the procedure safer and allows for a rapid visual recovery. Like all surgeries, there are some risks. These include, but are not limited to, infection, swelling, bleeding, glaucoma, and retinal detachment.

In eyes that are otherwise healthy, there are opportunities to introduce state-of-the-art lenses that can decrease the need for glasses after surgery. These include:

  • Toric lenses to treat astigmatism
  • Trifocal lenses to help with distance, intermediate, and near vision
  • Light adjustable lenses for the most precise vision possible.