The Signs of Cataract Development

Approximately half of all Americans develop cataracts by the age of 75, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Despite how common cataracts are, people often miss the early signs and symptoms of the disease or attribute them to another eye condition. For example, if you are in the early stages of cataracts, you may feel like your glasses are always dirty or you need your prescription updated frequently. You might not know that something more serious is causing your symptoms and threatening to steal your vision. Knowing how to identify the signs of cataracts can help you seek out medical help sooner. You will get the answers you need…

5 Misconceptions about Cataracts

In spite of cataracts being so common, myths and misinformation about the condition abound. Without consulting an ophthalmologist, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Luckily, the cataract surgeons at Laser Eye Center™ are always available to set the record straight. Read on as our team dispels some of the most common misconceptions about cataracts.

How Do Cataracts Affect Vision?

Cataracts, or a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, affects 25 million Americans over the age of 40. The visual effects of cataracts can be devastating, further robbing you of your vision, independence and quality of life. To give you a better idea of exactly how cataracts impact vision, the Laser Eye Center™ team shares a transcript of conversations with three of our recent cataract surgery patients.

The Revolution That is the Tecnis Symfony IOL in Laser Cataract Surgery in LA

In the early days of cataract surgery, the surgeon would remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a monofocal intraocular lens (IOL) to restore vision at a single distance. Patients had to choose which distance to see clearly (e.g., near, intermediate or far) and then rely heavily on glasses to see clearly at all other distances. This amounts to having to decide between seeing your phone, TV or being able to drive without glasses. As IOL technology evolved, patients could choose to pay out of pocket for multifocal IOLs, which restore vision at near, intermediate and far distances. Although multifocal lenses help reduce some dependence on glasses, they are…

Key Advantages of Laser Cataract Surgery

Traditional cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure performed in the United States and is considered to be a very safe procedure with good visual outcomes. But at Laser Eye Center™, we have never settled for “good” — we want you to achieve the best possible visual outcomes with the fewest risks. Always abreast of the leading technology, our team is excited to offer laser-assisted cataract surgery with the Catalys precision laser system. This best-in-class technology enables us to treat cataracts with unparalleled safety, precision and predictability.

The New & Improved Advances in Cataract Surgery

Our eyes and vision are some of our most precious gifts. However, we tend to take our eyes for granted, and when it comes to correcting a vision problem, settling for “good enough” instead of “great.” This is something that the team at Laser Eye Center™ has seen with cataract surgery. If you are in need of cataract surgery, your insurance company will likely only cover conventional cataract surgery, which entails removing the affected cloudy lens and replacing it with a clear intraocular lens to keep you from going blind. However, most patients will have to rely heavily on the use of eyeglasses to be able to see clearly after…

About the Tecnis Symfony IOL

Thanks to the latest advances in artificial intraocular lenses (IOLs), cataract patients have more options than ever in restoring clear vision after surgery. Among the most exciting options is the Tecnis Symfony IOL, the first in a new category of IOLs to provide continuous, high-quality full range of vision. The Symfony IOL is ideal for cataract patients who wish to mitigate the effects of presbyopia (an age-related condition that results in the loss of near vision) and reduce their dependence on reading glasses. In this blog post, the trusted vision experts at Laser Eye Center™ answer commonly asked questions about the Symfony IOL.