CATARACTS & LENS IMPLANTS

 
 

CATARACTS

If your vision has become blurry, cloudy or dim, or things you see are not as bright or colorful as they used to be, a cataract may have developed in one or both of your eyes. Many people say that their vision with cataracts is similar to the effect of looking through a dirty car windshield.  Finding the best cataract doctor for cataract correction with lens implants in New York City can be challenging.

As a cataract slowly begins to develop, you may not notice any changes in your vision at first. But as the cataract progresses, you may begin to find that it interferes with your daily activities. By performing a comprehensive eye exam, we can tell whether a cataract is affecting your vision.

Although most people develop cataracts naturally with age, trauma or injury to the eye, certain medications such as Prednisone or Cortisone, and other medical conditions such as diabetes can also cause cataracts.

When left untreated, cataracts can cause vision loss and potentially lead to blindness. To correct cataracts, surgery is necessary. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed and successful surgical procedures. 
 

LENS IMPLANTS

When the cataract has been removed, an implanted artificial intraocular lens (IOL) can help yield the best visual results. Artificial intraocular lenses replace the eye’s natural lens that is removed during cataract surgery.

There are several lens implant options available for the treatment of cataracts, as well as the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Standard monofocal lens implants replace your natural lens, removed during cataract surgery, and either correct near or far vision but not both. These standard IOLs are covered by most health plans.

Premium intraocular lens implants are more advanced and can improve both far and near vision. They are more likely to decrease the reliance on glasses after cataract surgery. However, premium IOLs are not covered by health plans. Premium lens implants, such as the Toric lens, provide correction for near or far vision (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism). Other premium lens implants such as the ReSTOR, Tecnis, and Crystalens also provide correction for both near and far vision (multifocal).