Advanced Cataract Treatment Options
As you age, your vision may become clouded as cataracts form in your eyes.
Without treatment, these obstructions grow and interfere with how the eye refracts light.
So what does this mean for me?
Recognizing Signs of Cataracts
As cataracts intensify, you may notice your vision becoming blurrier.
Changes to Vision
Colors may become duller, your night vision may become less reliable, and you may become more sensitive to light. Many patients also notice glares and halos around lights.
Regular Changes in Prescription
Because cataracts continue to grow, you will need to update your eyewear prescription frequently.
"More than 90 percent of people who have cataract surgery regain useful vision." Richard P. Mills, M.D.
A cataract forms with the clouding of the ocular lens and this typically leads to vision loss over time. Cataracts can occur at any age during a person’s life, but it is most common among people over the age of 65. In the hands of our two highly experienced cataract surgeons, cataract surgery is a painless out-patient procedure that takes merely minutes to perform and requires no stitches or general anesthesia.
Cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure performed in the United States.
Recent breakthroughs have created exciting new possibilities for cataract surgery patients as they now have a choice of premium lens options that can result in superior vision after surgery.
- A Traditional Monofocal Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) will provide clear vision for either close up vision or distance vision, but not both. Typically a patient’s post-operative vision is optimized for distance so the patient will still require eyeglasses to read.
- A Toric IOL can help an individual with astigmatism see clearly at distance without glasses, unlike a traditional IOL, but the patient will still require eyeglasses to read.
- A Presbyopia Correcting IOL will provide a full range of vision from close up to far away and all distances in between, thus eliminating or significantly reducing one’s dependency on glasses following cataracts treatment.
- The cataract surgeons at Rockland Eye Physicians and Surgeons have extensive experience in the implantation of all types of premium lenses. Please contact our office to request additional information on your choices for cataracts treatment.
Download and complete the Cataract patient Lifestyle Questionnaire and fax it to our office at (845)947-2265. A representative will contact you to set up a cataract evaluation examination with one of our cataract surgeons