Cataract Service

Most cataracts develop slowly over time and affect people over age 50. About half of the population has a cataract by age 65, and nearly everyone over 75 has at least one. But in rare cases, infants can have cataracts. These usually are related to the mother having measles, chickenpox, or another infectious disease during pregnancy, but sometimes they are inherited.

As with any surgery, pain, infection, swelling and bleeding are possible, but very few people experience serious cataract surgery complications. In most cases, complications or side effects from the procedure can be successfully managed with medication or a follow-up procedure. To reduce your risk for problems after cataract surgery, be sure to follow the instructions your surgeon gives you and report any unusual symptoms immediately.

The cost of cataract surgery varies from one doctor to the next; it also depends on the type of procedure and intraocular lens you and your cataract surgeon decide is best for your needs. Most health insurance plans will cover cataract surgery and ordinary intraocular lenses, but not the cost of premium IOLs, such as Presbyopia-correcting IOLs that simultaneously correct vision at near, intermediate and distant ranges.

Yes, there are different types of cataract surgery. The technique used by a cataract surgeon depends on many factors, including the health of the eye undergoing the procedure, the surgical equipment used and the expertise of the surgeon.

If you are noticing vision problems and have been told you have cataracts, it's likely your cataracts are bad enough to require surgery. In some cases, people experience bothersome vision problems such as glare and halos at night even before their eye doctor notices significant clouding of the lenses in their eyes during a dilated eye exam. You may need surgery early if you need better vision for your activities. Your surgeon shall suggest the appropriate time to have cataract surgery.

 

It depends. If you choose standard cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, it's likely you will need reading glasses and possibly computer glasses or other special-purpose eyewear afterward, depending on your visual needs. But there also are cataract surgery options that can reduce or sometimes even eliminate your need for glasses. In particular, the combination of laser cataract surgery and premium implantable lenses such as multifocal IOLs and accommodating IOLs can provide excellent outcomes that enable many people to be glasses-free for much of their day.

At this time and for the foreseeable future, cataract surgery is the only viable treatment for cataracts. Though some evidence suggests a healthy diet may help prevent cataracts, making healthful dietary or lifestyle changes will not reverse cataracts once they are present. Researchers are investigating whether it is possible to develop eye drops that can prevent or cure cataracts, but these studies are in very early stages. It is impossible to predict when such a treatment might be available and whether it will be as effective as cataract surgery to restore vision. In addition to restoring vision that has been lost due to cataracts, cataract surgery can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism with the intraocular lens (IOL) that is implanted in the eye after the cataract is removed.

Yes, cataract surgery can be performed after Laser eye surgery or Laser vision correction. In fact, cataract surgery can be performed after any type of laser vision correction procedure, including LASIK, PRK, Epi-LASIK and LASEK. LASIK and other types of laser vision correction alter the curvature of the front surface of the eye (cornea). Therefore it's helpful if you can give your cataract surgeon the records of your eye exams that were performed prior to your laser procedure.

If you have cataracts in both eyes, surgery typically is performed on one eye, and then a few days or a few weeks later, it's performed on the second eye. This approach allows the first eye to recover and your vision in that eye to stabilize before surgery is performed on the fellow eye. That said, modern cataract surgery is very safe and effective, and the rate of cataract complications is very low. This has led to some surgeons to begin offering simultaneous (or sequential) bilateral cataract surgery (SBCS) — in other words, cataract surgery performed on both eyes on the same day. At this point of time we do not offer cataract surgery both eye at a time.

Yes, it's possible to have cataract surgery if you have glaucoma. In fact, in some cases, cataract surgery can lower high eye pressure, reduce the number of medications you need to manage your glaucoma, or possibly eliminate your need for glaucoma medication altogether. Also, it may be possible for your cataract surgeon to perform a minimally invasive type of glaucoma surgery at the same time your cataract procedure is performed to address both conditions at once. For more queries you need to consult to the doctor.

Lasik Service

The surgery is nearly painless. We usually don't prescribe pain killers.

The day of surgery, you need to go home and rest. The next morning, many patients drive in for their one day post op visit and then go on to work. You will note great improvement in your vision on the first morning post op, but crystal clear vision may take a week or more.

You will be in the surgical suite for about ten minutes. Plan on being at the Laser Center for about an hour and a half. You will need a driver to take you home.

The day of the procedure, you are requested to keep both eyes closed for 2 hours and rest as much as possible. Every night for a week, you will place the shield over your eye for additional protection. Swimming is not recommended for a month following your procedure unless you wear watertight goggles. Avoid hot tubs for one week. You will use antibiotic drops for one week

Our team allows each patient to make their own decision. Your options are: simultaneous, 2 days apart or 1 week apart. If you have surgery a week apart you may wear a contact lens in the unoperated eye in the interim.

The doctor programs the amount of nearsightedness determined from your pre-surgical exam into the laser's computer. The laser is accurate to the level of .25 microns! (A human hair is 50 microns in diameter.)

The most common side effects are temporary light sensitivity and halos. Undercorrection or overcorrection may occur, and an enhancement may be necessary to attain your best correction. A more detailed discussion of these issues will take place during your comprehensive pre-surgical consultation

Usually not for distance vision, although some patients may still require thinner glasses for fine tuning. When you are in the age range where bifocals or "readers" are normally required for close vision (usually 40-45 and beyond) you will most likely need reading glasses. This is a natural process known as presbyopia

This procedure has been performed with the use of the laser since 1991 in Europe, but is based on the lamellar kertomilieusis technique that has been used for over forty years

Age 21 is the youngest age we recommend. There is no upper age limit.

 

Yes! Remove your lenses at least one week prior to your pre-surgical evaluation if you have daily wear soft lenses. If you have extended wear lenses, you must leave them out two weeks. Patients who wear rigid gas permeable lenses must leave them out three weeks prior to the pre-surgical testing, or until stable. Once you have your detailed exam you can wear your contacts right up to the night before surgery without affecting your result. We will base the laser treatment on the results of your exam.

No. The pulses of the laser do not enter the eye at all. The laser treatment will not cause glaucoma or cataracts. If later in life you develop glaucoma or a cataracts, these conditions can be treated as though you had not had the laser treatment

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We hold your lids open with a small lid holder.

There is a blinking light inside the laser that helps you focus on during the procedure.

When the flap is created, your vision will be dark. You won’t see this step of the procedure. During later steps we often hear patients say that it is like having someone work on a window above you or perhaps working on your glasses surface. We use topical anesthetic drops to numb your eye during the procedure. No stitches are necessary because the two layers of the cornea are naturally “sticky” and will adhere to one another very well once the flap has been put back into position.

We have experienced ZERO cases of blindness due to Laser Vision Correction.

New technologies include Wave front guided Lasik, aspheric correction which all considered as customized treatment or C-Lasik. Newer advances include Bladeless (Femto second laser) assisted customized lasik.

Your doctor may recommend the procedure and advise you the available options. PRK/LASEK may have slightly longer healing times & you may have more visits to the clinic.

You may be given alternate option like ICL (Permanent Contact Lenses).

Glaucoma Service

Glaucoma is the term used to describe a number of related conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve, which transmits information from the eye to the brain. It usually (but not always) is associated with high pressure inside the eye (Raise IOP). Left untreated, glaucoma can cause blindness.

Ocular hypertension is another term for high eye pressure. In ocular hypertension, IOP is higher than normal but does not cause optic nerve damage and vision loss. Ocular hypertension is a risk factor for glaucoma and should be monitored closely.

The "puff test" that most people are familiar with is a screening test that measures IOP. But the gold standard for measuring eye pressure is applanation tonometry. In this glaucoma test, an eye drop is used to numb the surface of your eye and a small probe rests gently on your cornea to measure IOP. Your doctor may also want to check for optic nerve damage by dilating your eyes, or to check for vision loss by doing a visual field test.

If you're over age 50, diabetic or have a family member with glaucoma, you are at higher risk for glaucoma than others.

Though it's unclear whether glaucoma can be prevented, you might be able to reduce your risk for the disease by a regular eye checkup & screening tests to detect glaucoma early, this can help you the preventive medication at early stage.

 

There are usually no signs that you're developing glaucoma until vision loss occurs, which is why it's so important to have regular eye exams. Your eye doctor may detect and treat high IOP before it progresses to optic nerve damage and vision loss.

Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is the most common form of glaucoma. The other types are: normal-tension, narrow-angle, closed-angle, congenital, pigmentary and secondary.

Vision loss from glaucoma cannot be reversed. Routine eye exams are essential to discover glaucoma early and begin glaucoma treatment before significant vision loss has occurred.

Doctors usually prescribe special glaucoma eye drops that reduce intraocular pressure. These are used one or several times a day, depending on the medication for your entire life time. If the drops don't work, surgery may be the next step. In some cases, surgery or laser might be the first option for Glaucoma treatment.

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