Cataracts develop when the natural lens of our eyes become cloudy, affecting our sight. Visually significant cataracts can be easily removed and replaces with an IntraOcular lens implant (IOL) on an outpatient basis. You now have two choices: refractive and standard cataract surgery.
REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY
Refractive cataract surgery is recommended for patients with healthy retinas who desire to minimize their dependence on glasses.
Dr. Silverman also offers the option of inserting a premium multi-focal implant. These advanced technology IOL’s provide excellent distance vision and allow you to focus on near objects as well, reducing the need for glasses following cataract surgery.
There are currently four multi-focal IOL’s available. Dr. Silverman is certified for all four: ReStor (Alcon), Tecnis Multifocal (AMO), Crystalens (Eyeonics) and ReZoom (Abbott).
The ReStor® Multifocal IOL, offered at our office near Livingston, is a stationary implant that uses an apodized surface to gradually blend the focusing power along the entire lens surface, creating an even transition of light between the near, intermediate, and distant focal points.
The advanced TECNIS® Multifocal is an implantable lens that significantly improves vision after cataract surgery and corrects presbyopia. Designed to help you regain younger vision and be free of glasses, the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens can provide you with high-quality vision at all distances and in all lighting conditions—even in dim light.
Crystalens®, provided at our New Jersey practice, is the first, and currently the only, true accommodating IntraOcular Lens. This means that the lens is able to respond to muscles in the eye and adjust in the same way as the eye’s natural lens adjusts for near, intermediate and distance vision.
For patients with cataracts and astigmatism, there is the Acrysof Toric implant, which corrects both conditions simultaneously. This implant affords the best distance vision for those patients with astigmatism. Reading glasses will still be needed to intermediate and close vision.
AcrySof® Toric IOL corrects both cataracts and astigmatism, providing patients with the opportunity to be glasses-free for distance vision. Astigmatism is an extremely common vision problem that hampers the ability for people to see fine detail. It is caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea or the lens.
STANDARD CATARACT SURGERY
Dr. Silverman can insert a standard IOL, which is designed to improve distance vision only. There will still be some residual refractive error following standard cataract surgery. Reading glasses will also be needed for intermediate and close vision and a mild prescription might be required for distance. Patients will need to wear reading, bifocal, or progressive glasses.
INTRAOCULAR LENS SIMULATOR
Dr. Silverman and the team at EyeCare20/20 strive to combine a personal touch with some of the most advanced eye-care technologies and treatments available today. Conveniently located in East Hanover, NJ, for over 25 years we’ve helped hundreds of people improve their eyesight.
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