Our doctors at Ophthalmology Associates of Western New York are specialists in cataract surgery who have helped many of our patients experience better vision and a higher quality of life.
A cataract is a clouding of the eye lens, which can cause various vision difficulties. It’s a condition most common in adults over the age of 60.
Common symptoms include:
For patients whose cataracts aren’t severe, a new prescription for glasses can help improve vision. However, when cataracts affect your ability to safely complete everyday activities, surgery may be necessary and more beneficial.
Technological advancements over the years have made cataract surgery highly effective and very safe. This outpatient procedure involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a clear and artificial lens, called an intraocular lens implant. Patients can usually resume their normal activities — and enjoy better vision — within just a few days.
We offer the latest technologies for cataract surgery, including femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, and advanced-technology lens implants to help you achieve your best possible vision. These implants include toric lenses for correcting astigmatism and PanOptix® trifocal lenses for improving vision at all distances.
Using the LenSx computer-controlled laser to assist in cataract surgery can for even more precision and accuracy compared to traditional cataract surgery. Patients with cataracts have received an improved quality of life from this safe, comfortable, and effective procedure.
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Toric intraocular lenses (IOL) can help cataract patients with astigmatism. These patients suffer a refractive error caused by an irregular curve in the cornea and the toric lens used in cataract surgery is designed to correct that error. Your ophthalmologist at OAWNY will determine if using toric lenses as part of cataract surgery will help improve your vision.
Multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs), such as the PanOptix® trifocal lenses, can be used in cataract surgery to provide patients focus for both distant and near vision simultaneously. These lenses are engineered with different zones set at different powers to improve vision. Your doctor will help you decide if cataract surgery with PanOptix® trifocal lenses will hep you see better.
Choose an instructional video below to learn more about cataract surgery. You can discuss this information with your ophthalmologist at Ophthalmology Associates of Western New York.