cataract is used to describe the natural lens of the eye when it becomes
can cause foggy, cloudy or blurred vision.
Cataracts can also cause glare.
Most people notice glare when trying to drive at night, but glare can be
noticed at times during daytime driving.
Glare can also cause problems with certain indoor lighting situations.
What are the Symptoms of a Cataract?
is different for different people.
Cataract surgery should be considered if there are symptoms that are
causing limitations in functional ability or quality of live.
When is the right time to have
surgery always incorporates implantation of an artificial lens. With modern cataract surgery, there are
choices of different lens implant styles depending on the specific
configuration of your eye and your lifestyle.
monofocal lens implant has a single focal point.
A focal point is a distance from the eye where
a person can see clearly without glasses.
If you choose the monofocal lens implant, the
focal point is usually set so that you can see well at distance without
the focal point is set for distance, you will need glasses for reading and for
intermediate vision such as viewing a computer screen or reading music.
may choose to have monofocal lens set for reading without glasses, but then you
will need glasses to see far away.
lens cannot correct astigmatism.
If you have
astigmatism, you will need additional correction if you want to see without
three ways to treat astigmatism at the time of surgery.
astigmatism can be corrected with the femtosecond laser at the time of cataract
surgery. The femtosecond laser is the
most precise technique for correcting corneal astigmatism at the time of
cataract surgery. In addition to
correcting astigmatism, the femtosecond laser is used to perform the more
challenging steps of cataract surgery, which makes the overall cataract surgery
more gentle, more precise and more
relaxing incisions can also correct astigmatism and minimize the need for
distance glasses after cataract surgery.
Limbal relaxing incisions are manually created partial thickness
incisions on the cornea. These incisions
can correct mild to moderate astigmatism.
Limbal Relaxing Incisions
intraocular lens implants have astigmatism correction built into the lens
implant. Toric lenses are used to
correct moderate to severe astigmatism.
Toric Intraocular Lens Implant
femtosecond laser astigmatism treatment, limbal relaxing incisions and toric
lenses, glasses will still be required for intermediate and near vision.
lens implants have more than one focal point.
you choose a multifocal lens, you will be free from glasses most of the time
for distance, intermediate and reading vision.
for the best results, multifocal lens implants require astigmatism treatment at
the time of the cataract surgery.
you choose a multifocal lens implant, you may notice halos around lights at
night. Most people who report nighttime
halos report that their symptoms do not interfere with their lifestyle.
Valley Eye Surgeons is here to help you with your cataract treatment and
surgery needs. For more information,
please contact our office at 845-896-9280 or at firstname.lastname@example.org