Cataracts

The Doctors at First Eye specialize in state of the art cataract surgery to restore youthful vision and reduce the need for glasses. Utilizing a no-stitch procedure a 2.4 mm incision is made. The cataract is removed using ultrasound also called Phacoemulsification. Once the cataract material has been removed an intraocular lens (IOL) is folded and inserted through the original small incision. The procedure is performed as an out-patient procedure.

Our surgeons use the latest in lens technology namely the Tecnis Symfony and Symfony Toric IOL to give our patients the optimal in vision correction after cataract surgery. The Tecnis Symfony IOL is the first and only Extended Depth of Focus IOL that provides continuous, high-quality vision at any distance. The Tecnis Symfony Toric IOL is designed to help those with astigmatism and may help our patients regain the clear, crisp vision of their youth. While reducing the patients dependency on contacts or glasses for distance the patient still may need correction for near vision after surgery. Please click on the link to learn more about Tecnis lenses http://www.mycataractsolution.com/index

First Eye utilizes the latest technology and instrumentation to determine the best surgical approach for each patient including those who have had previous surgery such as Radial Keratomy and Lasik.

Specialty IOL's are not completely covered by insurance. Please ask our surgery coordinators for information.

A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye that leads to a decrease in vision. Left untreated, it is the most common cause of blindness and is conventionally treated with surgery. Vision loss occurs because opacification of the lens obstructs light from passing through and being focused on to the retina at the back of the eye. The most common cause for cataracts is biological aging and over-exposure to ultraviolet light. Seeing through a cataract is similar to looking through a foggy window. People with cataracts commonly experience difficulty in appreciating colors and changes in contrast, driving, reading, recognizing faces, and coping with glare from bright lights. While there is no guaranteed way to avoid cataracts, wearing eyewear and sunwear that block 100% UVA and UVB rays can slow the onset as well as decrease the exposure to direct sunlight. Cataracts do not need to interfere with your lifestyle. If you’re concerned that you may be suffering from cataracts, call our office today to schedule an eye health evaluation.