Cataract, or a cloudiness of our natural intra-ocular lens reducing our vision, can develop due to injury, general health disease, or the natural aging process. Fortunately, this condition can be easily treated today with cataract surgery to restore our eyesight. Thus, cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures completed alongside LASIK and PRK. Generally in cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is broken up or fragmented either by ultrasound vibrations or a specialized laser, removed from the eye, then replaced with an artificial clear lens made of unique biocompatible plastics. With continued advancement in medical technology, cataract surgery has become straight-forward, fast and lifestyle enhancing. From basic intra-ocular lens implants to premium lens designs that can correct astigmatism and presbyopia (a condition that requires the use of reading glasses), Dr. Allyson Tang and her team can help you decide on the most appropriate choice. Once you have completed the surgery, Dr. Tang’s office will continue to see you for the post-operative follow-up appointments.
Keep in mind upgraded cataract surgery is only one form of refractive surgery. There is also the choice of Clear Lens Exchange, Phakic lens implants, Laser Vision Correction, and removable corneal implants such as the KAMRA inlay, to meet our ever increasing visual demands. Patients no longer need to wait for a cataract to become mature or very advanced for treatments to improve their eyesight. Find out today whether you may benefit from refractive surgery and which procedure is recommended for you.