Laser Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is a medically necessary procedure but with advancements in laser treatment, you have more options than ever. Book a consultation and learn about the right care for your specific needs.
Cataract Surgery Has Evolved
Cataract eye surgery is a very common and medically necessary procedure to remove and replace the eye’s natural lens when the vision has been clouded by a cataract. We offer laser-assisted cataract surgery and lifestyle lenses as options for our patients.
A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Most cataracts develop with advancing age, typically between ages 60-80. People with cataracts see the world as if through a dirty window, making daily activities more difficult.
Why Choose NVISION for Eye Care Needs?
Our board-certified surgeons are the most experienced, educated and caring professionals in the eye care industry. Our surgeons have performed over 2,500,000 procedures. More eye doctors have had their surgery performed by an NVISION surgeon than any other provider of eye care.
Every NVISION patient is different, and therefore, we strive to personalize their treatment based on their unique needs. We treat every patient with care, compassion, empathy and professionalism with a promise to deliver the best-in-class patient care.
We utilize only the most advanced laser and diagnostic equipment available to ensure we can deliver the best outcomes for our patients.
Common Questions About Laser Cataract Surgery
Is surgery the only option for cataract removal?
Cataract surgery is a medically necessary procedure. However, there are many surgical options for removing a cataract. Your NVISION surgeon will explain the options available to you and help you choose which solution is best for your needs.
What is an intraocular lens?
When a cataract causes your eye’s lens to lose its clarity, the only option is to replace it with an intraocular lens (also known as an IOL). Intraocular lenses are artificial lenses that are implanted behind your pupil during surgery. The lens is permanent, needs no maintenance, and can remain in your eye for your entire life.
Is there a solution for patients with vision conditions and cataracts?
Patients who also have other vision conditions can gain vision improvement with the implantation of intraocular lenses.
Vision conditions such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (the inability to focus close-up), and/or astigmatism (a misshapen cornea causing blurry or ghost-like images) are all treatable with intraocular lenses.
Cataract surgery can also be combined with PRK or LASIK to fine-tune the results.
What is presbyopia?
Presbyopia is an age-related condition that results in the loss of flexibility in the eye’s lens. This decreased flexibility makes it difficult to read close-up objects like books and newspapers. Presbyopic patients need reading glasses, or bifocal lenses to read as well as see well at distance.
Selecting a lifestyle lens solution for your cataract surgery could alleviate presbyopic symptoms.
What You Should Know About Cataracts & Surgery
Having cataracts can be like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window, making daily activities difficult. It is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, a transparent structure in the eye that helps refract light on the back of the retina. The lens is made of protein and water, but when the proteins clump together a cataract is formed. Most cataracts develop in people over the age of 55.
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