A cataract refers to clouding of the natural lens of the eye over time. At the early stages, mild vision loss may be corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses. When the vision loss can no longer be tolerated or compensated by prescription lenses, cataract surgery is indicated. Cataract surgery is done in an outpatient surgery center, the procedure usually lasting less than fifteen minutes. There is minimal discomfort, and most patients are seeing improvement within 24 hours.
The procedure involves the removal of the cloudy natural lens, and replacing it with an artificial lens. Most patients opt for a monofocal lens, which can be adjusted to give either distance or near vision. Glasses may then be prescribed as necessary. Advance technology lenses include toric lenses, which can reduce astigmatism or multifocal lenses, which allow for both distance and near vision, usually without the need for glasses.
Drs. Daut and Henry, have combined over 30 years of experience performing cataract surgery, including advanced technology lenses. Our goal is to listen to the patient’s complaints and needs and formulate the surgical management best for each individual patient. While toric and multifocal lenses can possibly decrease one’s need for glasses, not all patients are good candidates for these particular lenses, and our doctors will take the time to help guide each patient through pre-operative testing to ensure the best possible outcome.
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