3 Ways Refractive Cataract Surgery Improves Your Quality of Life

Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness worldwide, and cataract surgery is considered one of the most successful procedures in modern medicine, with a 98 percent success rate. While the traditional procedure can restore a clear visual field, it does not improve other common vision problems such as refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Why Cataract Surgery Is So Much Better Than It Was in Decades Past

Because cataract surgery has evolved dramatically over the past several decades, patients today have every reason to feel comfortable when seeking the procedure. Currently, cataract surgery ranks as one of the most performed procedures in the United States. Its popularity can be attributed to the surgery’s safety, simplicity and effectiveness at restoring sight. The award-winning team at Laser Eye Center is proud of our commitment to provide the best care possible to our cataract patients. Here, our doctors explain some of the ways cataract surgery has improved in recent decades.

Cataract Surgery from a Patient’s Perspective

The cataract surgeons at Laser Eye Center are fortunate enough to be in a position where we help our patients recapture the clear vision they enjoyed in their younger years. But we understand that for many people, the idea of surgery can be scary. If you notice your vision declining in your 60s or 70s due to cataracts, but you are on the fence about getting surgery, it may benefit you to hear from a former cataract patient (who wishes to remain anonymous).

What Are the Risks of Leaving Cataracts Untreated?

Deciding whether or when to get a cataract removed is highly personal. Cataracts can be unpredictable, and there is no universal solution that works for everyone. For most people, cataracts will continue to worsen or “mature” with time, and according to the cataract experts at Laser Eye Center, leaving them untreated can eventually lead to serious consequences.

What Causes Early Onset Cataracts?

The face of cataracts is usually that of an older adult. But cataracts are not exclusive to those over the age of 60. Younger adults and even children can develop opacities of the eye’s natural lens. In fact, some babies are born with cataracts (although it is very rare). You may be asking yourself how cataracts develop in younger adults and children. Although there is a lot that doctors do not know about early onset cataracts, certain risk factors have been identified. Laser Eye Center explains more in this post.

Why Our LASIK & Cataract Surgeons Are Similar To Elite Athletes

The excitement of March Madness and the start of major league baseball has inspired the Laser Eye Center team to reflect on the similarities between elite athletes and our LASIK and cataract surgeons. Although athletes and eye surgeons play very different roles, they actually have quite a bit in common! Many of the same characteristics that make someone an exceptional athlete are vital to our surgeons’ success: drive, determination, hand-eye coordination, fine motor movements and the ability to make sound decisions in a split second. But the commonalities go far beyond these qualities.

Answering Frequently Asked Questions About the PanOptix IOL

When you are planning for cataract surgery, your intraocular lens selection matters — not only for your vision but for your future. The more you can see clearly, the easier it is to establish a new and improved normal, at the same time upgrading your routine. If you want to reclaim an active, independent life after cataracts, Laser Eye Center unequivocally recommends the PanOptix intraocular lens. Read on as we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this remarkable lens.

The Revolution in Cataracts That Is the PanOptix IOL

There are so many intraocular lenses available on the market today, but few offer the exceptional vision that the AcrySof IQ PanOptix lens does. Outperforming nearly every other type of intraocular lens (IOL), the PanOptix provides the high-definition vision you need to live an active, independent lifestyle free from glasses. At Laser Eye Center, we believe you should not settle for anything less than the best. We want you to enjoy the world clearly through your own eyes, not through the lenses of reading glasses or spectacles. We would be happy to meet with you to evaluate your IOL needs and determine whether the PanOptix lens will suit you and…

Which Intraocular Lens Is Right for You?

During cataract surgery, your eye’s natural clouded lens is carefully removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) that restores clear vision. Despite the incredible innovations in IOL technology and the wide variety of solutions now available, only a limited number of practices offer patients a full range of options, citing financing and lack of expertise as core challenges. The team at Laser Eye Center has invested in the most expert surgeons and believes that as our patient, you are entitled to receive a complete education in all of the choices and options available to you. We offer a vast selection of state-of-the-art IOLs to give you the clear…

The Competent Surgeon vs. the Expert Surgeon

Your vision is too valuable to trust to just anyone. When you make the decision to undergo ocular surgery — be it laser vision correction or cataract surgery — your standards for a surgeon should rightfully be very high. At Laser Eye Center, you will find our surgeons are equal parts experienced, skilled, passionate and driven. And because we love what we do, we want to be the best.