Modern Advancements In Cataract Surgery are Helping Patients See Life Better
We’ve come a long way, baby…in treating vision problems. Did you know the first reported surgical removal of a cataract from the eye occurred in Paris in 1748? And in 1967, another advancement happened when an American doctor used a technique to remove the lens using only one tiny incision. In recent years, major breakthroughs such as high-tech lens replacement and laser technology have further revolutionized cataract surgery procedures.
Let’s for a minute clarify the definition of a cataract: Simply, a cataract is the clouding of the natural lens inside your eye that blocks the lens from being able to focus light on the retina. It is the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 50, affecting more than 22 million Americans.
Early detection from an expert ophthalmologist at Mann Eye Institute is key to saving your sight. Be proactive, however, and look out for these cataract symptoms:
- Blurred vision
- Color sensitivity (faded or dull colors)
- Double vision
- Inability to see smaller print
- Increased eye strain
- More light required to read
- Night driving difficulties
- Problems with glare
Break on Through to the Other Side…of Sight!
Today, with new, improved technology, Mann Eye Institute patients can benefit from our leading-edge lasers for cataract surgery, which allows our surgeons to perform simple steps that were previously done by hand.
Prevention is the best modern medicine, so correcting vision at a younger age through refractive lens exchange (clear lens exchange) can prevent future vision problems such as cataracts. Laser cataract surgery is very successful in restoring your precious vision. During surgery, your Mann Eye Institute doctor will remove your clouded lens and replace it with a clear intraocular lens (IOL).
This relatively pain-free procedure records that nine out of 10 people who have cataract surgery live with very good vision, most often 20/20! Finally you can break free to see vivid colors of nature, tapestry, artwork, entertainment, fine cuisine and more.
Modern procedures at Mann Eye Institute are performed using computer-guided femtosecond lasers to precisely remove cataracts with micro-level precision. The use of computer technology removes the potential for human error, thus minimizing the risk for complications. Thanks to advances in technology, recovery time is fast with most cataract surgery patients returning to normal daily activities within 24 to 48 hours after their procedure.
Note: Be careful in choosing your cataract surgeon, because while modern techniques are available, not all practices have adopted the very latest laser technology.
Your Active Life Lens Options
Mann Eye Institute is pleased to offer several Active Life Lens™ laser technologies that can correct your cataracts AND get you out of your glasses or bifocals. Active Life Lenses restore your vision to a greater degree, for instance correcting astigmatism and providing sharp vision at far, intermediate and near distances.
With our Active Life Lenses, you can live your life on your terms! Mann Eye Institute customizes each procedure to your individual vision needs and lifestyle. So, whether you love to bird watch, swim with dolphins, visit the museum, play tennis or even read a good book, we have a tailor-made solution to give you the opportunity to See Life Better.
We are at the forefront of research and development for all kinds of vision correction surgeries. Book a free consultation with Mann Eye Institute to discuss your best solution for cataract correction.