Surgical Procedures

Cataract The Eye and Laser Center

Cataract Surgery

We perform the latest technique of small incision, no shot, no patch cataract surgery. It is performed as outpatient surgery. We typically do not require our patients to have an IV placed, although monitored anesthesia care with an IV is available if needed. We generally prescribe something by mouth to relax you before the procedure. After the procedure, patients generally can return to their usual activities the next day. Medication eye drops are prescribed starting the day before and continue for three to four weeks following the eye surgery procedure. New glasses, if needed, are prescribed three weeks following surgery. The second eye can have surgery, if needed, one to two weeks after the first. We do not perform surgery on the second eye until we are certain that the first eye is doing well.

We offer the latest in intraocular lens implant technology utilizing the AcrySof platform of lenses. This includes the AcrySof IQ lens which is a monofocal implant as well as the AcrySof Toric® lens for astigmatism reduction and the AcrySof ReSTOR® multifocal lens to reduce dependence on glasses for near activities.

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A final decision regarding cataract surgery and lens selection should only be made after talking with your surgeon. The surgeon can help you decide after discussing your lifestyle and the specifics regarding your eye surgery.

The medical part of the procedure is usually covered by medical insurance after any deductibles and/or co-payments are met. Medical insurance also usually covers the cost of the standard monofocal lens implant. A monofocal lens implant, such as the AcrySof IQ lens, allows for good distance vision, provided the patient does not have significant corneal astigmatism, but will typically require reading glasses or bifocals for near vision.

The Toric and multifocal lenses are usually not covered by medical insurance and involve an additional cost paid for by the patient. A Toric lens will correct corneal astigmatism, providing the patient with good distance vision without glasses, but will typically require glasses for reading.

If the patient has a low degree of corneal astigmatism, a multifocal lens such as the AcrySof ReSTOR® can be selected which will provide good distance vision without glasses and also reduce dependence on glasses for reading. A patient with significant corneal astigmatism may not be an ideal candidate for a multifocal lens. Patients with retinal conditions such as diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration may not be candidates for a multifocal lens.

Payment plans are available which can allow the patient to pay for any non-covered costs related to the surgical procedure with low interest financing. Please ask us for further information if you are interested or visit Carecredit.com. For more information about your options, please visit reclaimyourvision.com.


Laser Vision Correction

Our practice has been performing laser vision correction since 1999. We perform wavefront optimized laser vision correction in our in-office laser suite. We use the Wavelight Allegretto Wave® Laser. This system is designed to provide treatment which helps improve the quality of vision after laser vision correction. For more information about this laser please visit myoptilasik.com.

We believe personal attention from your surgeon is important before, during and after refractive surgery. All preop and postop care is provided by our surgeons.
We are committed to providing our patients with excellent results, and if we do not think you will have a result that will satisfy you, we will not recommend the procedure. For some patients, contact lenses and/or glasses are a better option. Our first concern is your safety and long-term satisfaction.

Payment plans are available which can allow you to pay for your laser vision correction procedure with low interest financing. Please ask us for further information if you are interested or visit Carecredit.com.


Eyelid Surgery

We perform both medical and cosmetic eyelid surgery in our in-office surgical suite. Eyelid surgery has various functional benefits that result in the improvement of your side vision. Removal of excess skin can have cosmetic benefits and can also restore your side vision that has been blocked by drooping, saggy eyelids. If our preoperative tests show that your vision will be improved as a result of eyelid surgery, your insurance may pay for the surgical procedure.

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