Definition of a Cataracts
Cataracts cause a clouding on the normally clear lens in the eye. This can lead to vision problems, make things appear hazy, and impair driving and other lifestyle matters. Cataracts are increasingly likely to occur as you age. Cataracts can initially be treated with stronger glasses, however, once the loss of vision begins to affect your life style or the things you enjoy doing, cataracts can be surgically treated.
Anesthetic drops are used to numb your eye in order to ensure you are comfortable throughout your cataract procedure. During the surgery, a tiny incision is made in the eye to allow removal of the cataract lens and replacement with an artificial lens. This replacement lens is called an intraocular lens, or IOL. Thanks to huge medical advances cataract surgery is one of the safest and most successful procedures performed today.
Standard Cataract Surgery
This surgery is designed to restore or improve vision, (with glasses). After surgery you may need glasses for distance vision, intermediate vision or near vision or a combination of these.
MONOFOCAL. Standard monofocal IOLs deliver improved vision at just one distance, usually far. After surgery with a standard monofocal lens, you will probably need to wear glasses for near and intermediate vision, even if you didn't need glasses before surgery. This implant does not correct other vision problems such as astigmatism or presbyopia.
Advanced Technology Lens Surgery
This is cataract surgery designed to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses for all ranges of vision, distance vision, intermediate vision, and near vision. We will use the latest in accommodating lenses to give you a full range of vision with little or no use of glasses.
CRYSTALENS. Unlike standard cataract replacement lenses, the Bausch + Lomb Crystalens IOL is designed to not only eliminate the cataract but give patients a natural range of vision from near to far, although individual results may vary.
TRULIGN. TRULIGN is an IOL that replaces the eye's natural lens after cataracts have been removed. Unlike a standard toric IOL, it is designed to both correct your cataracts and give you back a broader range of vision. In many cases, TRULIGN IOL is designed to reduce your dependence on glasses after cataract surgery.
TORIC. ALCON's Astigmatic IOL allows eye surgeons to correct both cataracts and astigmatism at the same time.
The ORA system is a revolutionary new way to analyze your eye during your premium cataract procedure. The ORA system gives your surgeon an analysis of your eye during your procedure, enhancing the outcome of your premium cataract procedure.
Whether you've had LASIK, or have astigmatism, an ORA-guided cataract procedure gives you the security of knowing you can have the best possible outcome, and reduces the chance of needing an additional procedure.
LenSx LASER TECHNOLOGY. ALCON LenSx Laser allows for customization in cataract surgery. A bladeless, computer-controlled laser allows the surgeon to plan and perform your surgery to exacting, individualized specifications. It is a technologically advanced option for cataract surgery.
Dr. Bokosky always performs a complete pre-operative exam prior to any surgical procedure to discuss any questions you may have about your surgery.
The physicians at Eye Care of San Diego offer you vast experience in performing cataract surgery. You can be assured that you or your family members will receive unsurpassed care by one of the best surgeons in the field. If you suspect you may have a cataract, please call for consultation.
Thank you for allowing our team to provide your eye care. We look forward to you having a pleasant experience at Eye Care of San Diego.