Cataract Awareness Month
June is Cataract Awareness Month.
What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens in your eye. Though painless, cataracts restrict the amount of light entering your eye and may cause hazy vision, unusual glare, poor night vision or a reduction in color perception. Once this happens, schedule an evaluation to determine which type of cataract procedure is right for your lifestyle and expectations.
The Solution: Laser Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States with over 1.5 million surgeries performed each year. At Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute, we are excited to offer the latest advances in cataract surgery. “Laser refractive cataract surgery (LRx) utilizes a femtosecond laser to perform the initial portion of the surgery to provide a safer and more precise treatment,” says Dr. Geffen. “This gives you the best opportunity for an optimal result. The other tremendous advantage of LRx is that it can treat your astigmatism at the time of the cataract surgery. Astigmatism can cause distorted or blurred vision. Treating the astigmatism at the time of surgery allows for improved vision after surgery.”
Refractive Cataract surgery has progressed from a procedure that removes the cloudy lens to a procedure that makes vision more functional by decreasing dependency on glasses or contact lenses. By utilizing the laser in conjunction with the latest implants, many patients have little or no need for glasses after cataract surgery.
Click here to learn more, watch the American Health Journal video discussing your options and the latest advances in cataract surgery.