When a cataract is removed, surgeons replace the defective lens with an intraocular implant or IOL.
In cataract surgery, the cloudy crystalline lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens implant. In some patients, the capsule that held the defective lens and now holds the new lens can cloud over.
In Dr. Martin's Long Island eye care practice he finds that the baby boomer generation is less likely to tolerate the symptoms of cataracts compared to past generations.
There are several companies now developing lasers that will be able to make incisions that are perfect and reproducible. If laser development continues in this fashion, cataract surgery will become even safer and more precise in the future.
It is important that patients choose a cataract surgeon that is proficient in all of the best technology and techniques, and one who is knowledgeable about all of the intraocular lens choices that are available today.
Many of our patients want to know when is the right time to have cataract surgery. When the symptoms from the cataract become severe enough to affect quality of life, the patient should undergo cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery today has come a long way since Dr. Sidney Martin was first performing cataract surgery at our Long Island, New York practice in 1962.
Many of our Long island cataract patients assume that cataract surgery is performed with laser. However, the most advanced way to perform cataract surgery is with gentle computer controlled ultrasound called phacoemulsification.
There is a choice in implants these days and it is important that you discuss your options with your cataract surgeon. Patients that desire near and far vision without glasses or contact lenses have three FDA approved implant lens options.
Premium implants that are designed to give near and far vision without the use of glasses or contact lenses greatly improves patients' vision after cataract surgery.
Presbyopia is the polite way of saying, "You're old and you need reading glasses." Even if you are in great physical shape, presbyopia will find you.
First, it became more difficult for you to see the road clearly while driving at night. Then, as you read the newspaper each morning, the text seemed as if it were becoming smaller and fuzzier. And the last time you went out for dinner, you blamed the dim lights for your inability to read the menu.
Although eyeglasses are functional, they are associated with some disadvantages. Learn about some great alternatives to eyeglasses.
The cost of a lens implant may be a determining factor in your decision of whether or not to have IOL surgery. We have provided information on intraocular lens prices and financing options.
Before you have an IOL vision correction procedure, be sure that you understand the risks involved and discuss any concerns you have with your ophthalmologist.
Intraocular lens surgery helps those suffering from cataracts or presbyopia to improve their vision. Learn who is a good candidate and what kind of results you can expect for the procedure.
An intraocular lens (IOL) implant can be used to correct vision. New generation multifocal IOLs have the ability to correct vision at all distances.
Monofocal or Multifocal IOLs (intraocular lens implants) can correct the vision of those who suffer from cataracts or presbyopia (age-related farsightedness). Multifocal intraocular lenses are designed to correct both near and far vision. Find an intraocular lens implant surgeon near you.
Cataract surgery cost depends on the severity of the cataract, the type of intraocular lens (IOL) replacement, and the removal procedure being performed.
Cataract progression causes blurry vision, decreased color perception, and poor night vision, and can be accelerated by medical and environmental factors.
Although presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) cannot be prevented, it is important to diagnose the condition early on in order to successfully treat its symptoms.
Learn what to expect during your cataract surgery recovery period, including possible complications and results.
Cataract types, such as nuclear, subcapsular, and cortical cataracts, are defined by their location on the eye’s lens.
Common cataract symptoms include blurry vision, changes in color perception, and poor night vision. See an ophthalmologist for cataract diagnosis and testing.
Cataract surgery involves the removal of the eye's natural lens, which is replaced with a mono or multi-focal intraocular lens (IOL).
Cataracts affect half of adults over the age of 65; Learn about the causes of the condition, as well as how cataract surgery can help.
The TECNIS™ IOL can restore vision for cataract patients to a clarity not experienced since they were young adults.
ReZoom™ lenses are a safe and effective solution for cataracts and other vision ailments. Use this page to learn more about the ReZoom™ IOL lens.
The AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL offers cataract patients the benefit of reducing or eliminating their need for glasses after lens replacement surgery.
Learn about how crystalens® implants can restore healthy vision. Crystalens® success lies in its ability to accommodate near and far vision in the same way as your natural crystalline lens.