To provide you with the best possible vision after your cataract surgery, we combine the latest in lens implant technology with laser vision correction creating a truly customized cataract surgery.
Bifocal lens implants can restore near vision following cataract surgery greatly reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses. For patients with pre-existing astigmatism or residual nearsightedness or farsightedness, laser vision technology is used to re-contour the cornea and further sharpen vision after cataract surgery. Based on your vision goals and the health of your eyes, we will advise you on the ideal lens implant technology for you.
We use all of the available advanced technology lens implants which include the Alcon Restor multifocal IOL (intra-ocular lens implant) and the Tecnis multifocal IOL from AMO (Abbott Medical Optics).
Another option for patients who have pre-existing astigmatism and want sharper distance vision is the Acrysof Toric IOL which can be placed usually without the need for further laser vision correction.
In performing cataract surgery, we use what is known as a small incision cataract removal. This surgical technique usually eliminates the need for sutures and allows quicker recovery from surgery and few restrictions on activity afterward. For the majority of patients undergoing surgery we use topical anesthetics to numb the eye combined with light i.v. sedation. Topical anesthesia is often better tolerated by patients and does not require complete patching of the eye after surgery. Topical anesthesia also allows for those patients who need anticoagulant therapy such as Coumadin, Plavix or aspirin for cardiovascular diseases to continue their medical therapy without interruption.