Who is going to perform your cataract surgery is an important decision. Our office is based in Anderson Indiana. We use the most advanced technology and equipment available. We have been practicing cataract surgery for over 29 years of combined experience. Our surgeons are trained in the newest techniques and use the most advanced implants to make your experience smooth, with rapid recovery.
You want to have your surgery performed where you have access to your surgeon. Because we are based in Anderson, we are close to your home and only a phone call away.
What is a cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens in one's eye that can be caused by eye trauma, heredity, diabetes, some medications, and, most frequently, the natural aging process. Like the lens of a camera, the eye's lens picks up images and focuses light, colors and shapes onto the retina at the back of the eye to then be sent to the brain for processing. Made mostly of protein and water, the human lens can become clouded and keep light and images from reaching the retina. The result can be blurred images that were once sharp, difficulty in seeing things at night or simply that contact lenses or spectacles no longer seem to help.
How are cataracts treated?
Cataracts are usually treated with surgery if vision problems are interfering with the person's quality of life. Cataract surgery is very common and currently has the highest success rate of any surgical procedure. It involves removing the natural lens of the eye, which contains the cataract. The lens is then usually replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL) implant.
What is the most common type of cataract surgery?
Phacoemulsification clear cornea sutureless cataract surgery is the most common type of cataract surgery performed. Our surgeons have over 29 years combined experience in phacoemulsification, and were among the first in the Anderson area to practice the newer small incision, no stitch cataract surgery.
1) Cataract lens is removed by ultrasound probe through a sub 3 mm incision.
2) New lens implant is inserted into the capsular bag.
3) Self sealing incision requires no stitches.
Great News for Cataract Patients
An Important Choice…during cataract surgery your surgeon will replace your cloudy lens with an Intraocular Lens. Today, there are many types of lenses, each with a unique performance profile based on how the lens is designed…
Standard Monofocal Lenses
This lens is designed to deliver vision at one distance (usually far). It can correct for nearsightedness and farsightedness but after surgery you will need probably need glasses for near vision. You will also need glasses if you have astigmatism for near and far vision.
Multifocal Lenses (Restor)
This lens uses multiple visual zones built into the lens to provide vision at various distances. It is like the rings of a target, some rings are good for distance vision, some rings are good for near vision. This lens is the best option for patients who want to be glasses free. 4 out of 5 patients with this lens do not need glasses for distance or near. Some people may experience halos with night time driving.
This lens corrects astigmatism. It allows you to see at distance without glasses. This is like having the benefits of LASIK without the laser. You will need reading glasses after surgery.