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PREMIUM CATARACT SURGERY

Visual Precision: Premium Cataract Surgery for Enhanced Clarity

At Mosaddegh Eye Institute, we are committed to staying at the forefront of technology, continually researching and implementing new advancements to provide the best possible vision results for our patients. Choose from our two highly effective cataract surgery methods, both dedicated to restoring clear vision, and explore a variety of lens options to find the solution that best suits your needs. Our dedicated team is prepared to guide you through scheduling a comprehensive cataract evaluation, ensuring personalized care and tailored solutions to meet your unique vision needs.

CATARACTS EXPLAINED

A cataract is when your eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy. Proteins in your lens break down and cause things to look blurry, hazy or less colorful. Inside our eyes, we have a natural lens. The lens bends (refracts) light rays that come into the eye to help us see. Cataracts can be removed only with surgery. If your cataract symptoms are not bothering you very much, you don’t have to remove a cataract. You might just need a new eyeglass prescription to help you see better. You should consider surgery when cataracts keep you from doing things you want or need to do.
Here are some vision changes you may notice if you have a cataract:

  • Having blurry vision
  • Seeing double or a ghosted image out of the eye with cataract
  • Being extra sensitive to light (especially with oncoming headlights at night)
  • Having trouble seeing well at night, or needing more light when you read
  • Seeing bright colors as faded or yellow instead

At Mosaddegh Eye Institute we are continually researching and implementing new technologies to provide better vision results for patients. We offer two methods of cataract surgery, both of which are very effective in restoring clear vision:

  • Traditional or standard cataract surgery
  • Laser-assisted cataract surgery

TREATMENT TYPES

Standard Cataract Surgery

In traditional phacoemulsification cataract surgery, a tiny incision is made at the edge of the cornea to create an opening in the membrane surrounding the affected lens (the lens capsule). An ultrasonic probe is inserted to vibrate and break the lens apart into small fragments. The lens is removed and a permanent Intraocular Lens (IOL) is implanted behind the pupil. No stitches are needed due to the small size of the incision and the natural healing abilities of the cornea. Visual acuity improves noticeably within a few days.

Incisions during cataract surgery are necessary to allow our doctors to gently break up and remove the cloudy lens. Your new replacement Intraocular Lens (IOL) is also put into place through this incision. The femtosecond technology uses automated, computer-controlled laser pulses to create incisions on the lens capsule, crystalline lens and cornea for precisely tailored and accurate results.

At Mosaddegh Eye Institute we incorporate Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) technology to provide real-time intraoperative measurements of your refractive error after the cloudy lens is removed – during surgery – so we can adjust the IOL power if necessary. The ORA system takes a Wavefront analysis of the eye after the cataract has been removed to calculate the proper IOL.

Explore a range of lens options, including Lifestyle Lens technology, to address cataracts, astigmatism, or reading issues. This includes multifocal, accommodating, or Toric Intraocular Lenses (IOLs). Additionally, consider The Light Adjustable Lens™ (LAL®), an innovative option that can be personalized post-cataract surgery – the first and only lens of its kind. Please note that these options may not be covered by insurance.

The RxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens (LAL®) is the first and only intraocular lens (IOL) that can be customized after cataract surgery. The Light Adjustable Lens is made of a special photosensitive material that can be adjusted in response to ultraviolet (UV) light. This optimization is done by your eye doctor in the weeks following lens implantation through a series of non-invasive light treatments that take only a few minutes each. You will have the unique ability to adjust and preview your vision until it meets your personal desires and lifestyle requirements. The Light Adjustable Lens delivers superior vision outcomes that non-adjustable IOLs cannot match.

BENEFITS OF CATARACT SURGERY

SEE THE DIFFERENCE

Vision Correction

Vision correction is essential for safety, efficiency, and well-being, involving regular eye exams and the use of glasses or contact lenses to maintain optimal eye health and function.

Preventive Measures

Eye care professionals offer advice on preventive measures to safeguard your eyes from potential hazards. Following these recommendations can lower the likelihood of eye injuries and minimize strain.

Management of Chronic Conditions

For individuals managing chronic conditions such as diabetes or hypertension, routine eye examinations play a pivotal role in the early detection and effective management of potential eye-related complications.

Early Detection of Eye Conditions

Routine eye examinations play a pivotal role in the detection of eye conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection allows timely treatment and optimal management.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR 

CATARACT SURGERY?

A good candidate for cataract surgery is an individual whose vision impairment, caused by cataracts, significantly interferes with their daily activities and quality of life. Common indicators for surgery include blurred or cloudy vision, difficulty performing routine tasks, and challenges with activities like reading or driving. Candidates should undergo a comprehensive eye exam to assess the extent of cataract development and determine the impact on vision. If the cataracts are found to be causing substantial visual impairment, and other health conditions are addressed, the person is generally considered a suitable candidate for cataract surgery.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You can expect to feel virtually no pain during the surgery and usually only mild discomfort (scratchiness and irritation) afterward. We have anesthesia providers on our team to ease your comfort during the procedure. The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes including the placement of the IOL, and you can be given a sedative to help you relax if you’d like.

Most people can resume normal activities within days or weeks. But it can take up to a year for your eyes to feel completely normal. The speed of recovery also depends on if you have other eye problems in addition to the cataract, as well as if you have a complicated surgery.

Surgery is generally not performed in both eyes during the same surgical session because of the potential for bilateral visual loss. The appropriate interval between the first-eye surgery and second-eye surgery is influenced by several factors, which your doctor will discuss with you prior to scheduling your surgeries.

The results of cataract surgery are designed to last for a lifetime. However, many factors can decrease vision after cataract surgery. A common finding is a posterior capsule opacity which is essentially a build-up of various proteins on the back side of your new lens implant. This can be cleared in the office with a laser known as a YAG capsulotomy. Another common finding is refractive errors, dry eyes, and corneal and retinal diseases. An ophthalmologist should be able to determine whether any of these findings are present.

All surgery involves some risk, no matter how slight. However, complications arising from cataract surgery at Mosaddegh Eye Institute are very rare. Most of our patients recover clear vision that will remain cataract-free for the rest of their lives. Choosing a surgeon who has performed thousands of successful procedures will help reduce the risk of complications. Your surgeon should discuss the risks, benefits and possible alternatives with you

EXPERT CATARACT SURGERY AT MOSADDEGH EYE INSTITUTE

Entrust your vision to the experienced team at Mosaddegh Eye Institute. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more. Explore our premium cataract surgery services and discover the transformative benefits of a clear vision for an enhanced quality of life.