Improve Virtually Every Aspect of Your Life With Cataract Surgery
Clear, Sharp Vision Restored
The most apparent benefit of cataract surgery is the restoration of your eyesight. After removing the clouded lens, your doctor will place an artificial IOL that may even reduce your dependence on glasses or contacts.
Improved Quality of Life
Cataract surgery allows you to resume all the tasks and activities that the vision reduction had prevented you from doing.
Decreased Risk of Falling
Vision loss from cataracts frequently results in patients tripping and falling over objects that they could not see. Removing the clouded portion of the lens decreases this risk.
So how is cataract surgery performed?
If You Have Cataracts, You Are Not Alone
Cataract surgery can provide dramatic vision improvement...
What are the Steps in the Procedure?
During cataract surgery, your doctor will use a femtosecond laser, similar to those used in LASIK, and high-frequency ultrasound to break apart the clouded portion of the lens. Once the cataract has been separated into small enough pieces, gentle suction is applied to remove them completely through small incisions. The natural lens of the eye is then replaced with an intraocular lens, or IOL, to restore vision. There are several different types of IOLs that can be used to further improve the patient's eyesight.
Let's see the procedure in action...
The History of Cataract Surgery
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Are there any alternatives to surgery?
Restore Your Vision
Currently, there are not any viable alternatives to surgery that can restore vision in cataract patients. Some treatments, such as lanosterol eye drops, have shown promise in animal studies, but are still years away from being approved for human use.
Restoring clear, sharp vision can change the way you see everything around you. Speak to your doctor today to find out if cataract surgery is right for you.
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