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Cataract Surgery for Clearer Vision
When cataracts disrupt your life, you can visit our White Plains or Manhattan office, where our surgeons can diagnose and treat this progressive vision condition. Cataracts are clouds of protein in the ocular lens; as the protein gradually clumps together, it can blur vision and make it difficult to read, work, or drive. Other symptoms of cataracts include color distortion, sensitivity to glare, trouble seeing at night, and double vision. Frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions can also be a sign of cataracts. Our surgeons offer suture-less cataract surgery to treat your cataracts without using a needle or stitch. Call our office today to schedule a consultation and begin your journey toward clearer vision.
Laser cataract surgery usually takes less than an hour and involves four basic steps:
- First, your surgeon will make small incisions in the cornea, the clear outer surface of your eye. This will give him access to the lens.
- Next, your doctor will perform a capsulotomy, creating a circular opening in the lens covering. Femtosecond laser technology, assisted by a computer, allows for a more perfectly circular incision, which will prevent your replacement lens from tilting.
- Third, the surgeon will use the laser to fragment your natural lens, breaking it into tiny pieces so that it can be aspirated, or drawn out of the eye using a special fluid.
- Finally, your doctor will insert your intraocular lens implant. This replacement lens will provide you with clearer vision and can also correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (blurred vision created by an imperfectly-shaped eye).
Recovery from Cataract Surgery
Benefits of Laser Cataract SurgeryWhile glasses can help counteract the effects of clouded vision, cataract surgery fully restores vision. Premium intraocular lenses may give you even better vision than you had before cataracts developed, correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Laser-assisted cataract surgery is often more precise, efficient, and effective than surgery using a microkeratome blade.
Risks of Cataract SurgeryMost surgical procedures carry some risks, but complications from laser cataract surgery are rare. Risks include inflammation, loss of vision, low eye pressure, high eye pressure, double vision, infection, and bleeding. If any of these symptoms occur, contact our office. In some patients, the eye tissue surrounding the intraocular lens clouds and distorts your vision, creating an “after-cataract.” This problem can be resolved by using a laser to break up the collected tissue in a procedure referred to as a YAG laser capsulotomy.
Learn More about Cataract SurgeryTo determine if you are a candidate for cataract surgery or learn more about the procedure, call our office today.
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