If you’ve been told that you have cataracts, you’re not alone. Each year, nearly 2 million Americans undergo successful cataract surgery to restore vision. At Eyesight Associates, we use advanced technologies that make the procedure safer and more comfortable with minimal recovery time.
What are Cataracts?
A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. This lens, which is responsible for focusing an image after it enters the eye, is normally clear. A cloudy lens will interfere with the passage of light through the eye, resulting in cloudy or blurred vision that can only be corrected by replacing this lens.
Symptoms may include:
- Dimming or blurring vision
- Halos or glare around lights
- Double vision
- De-saturated colors
- Sensation of “film” in one’s vision
- Frequent changing or cleaning of glasses
- Difficulty driving or reading
A cataract usually cannot be viewed from outside of the eye and must be diagnosed during an eye examination. A variety of methods are used to determine the type, size, and location of the cataract. The instruments used in this diagnostic process illuminate and magnify the structures of the eye.
The LensX Laser System is one of our newer additions to the Eyesight Associates surgical laser suite, providing a new level of accuracy and consistency in our no-stitch, no-patch cataract procedure.
For more than a decade, the femtosecond laser has been used effectively in refractive procedures. Now, our cataract patients can enjoy the advantages of this type of laser, as well. The LensX System is a major advancement in the world of cataract surgery, offering the precision of a laser and the accuracy of a computer-guided system.
Your laser cataract procedure starts with several measurements of your eye, both externally and internally, to determine the exact surgical plan specified for your vision. Once this is complete, your Eyesight Associates surgeon will use these measurements in creating the laser cataract procedure plan that’s tailored to your unique eyes.
During your customized laser cataract procedure, your surgeon uses the LensX laser to perform several steps of the procedure that are traditionally performed by hand. The results are more predictable, more accurate, and tailored to your specific vision needs, with the goal of restoring clear vision and the improved quality of life that comes with it.
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Expected Results from Cataract Surgery
Patients can expect a rapid return to good vision following cataract surgery. Today’s modern surgical techniques and technology have made cataract surgery one of the most successful surgical procedures performed in the United States.
Since general anesthesia is usually not required, most patients experience rapid recovery, returning home within hours. The eye will take several days to weeks to heal completely. Most patients are able to return to their normal lives the day after surgery! Returning to an active lifestyle is one of the primary benefits of cataract surgery.