Cataracts refer to a clouded lens of the eye resulting in vision changes. For people who have cataracts, seeing through the cloudy lens is compared to looking through a fogged-up or frosty window. Therefore, cataracts make it difficult for one to read, see people’s expressions, or drive. However, Dr. Leonard Achiron is among the specialists who help both men and women with cataracts see again. He uses innovative surgical methods to correct your vision more effectively compared to using traditional cataract strategies.
What is a cataract?
A cataract usually clouds your eye’s lens and is not contagious, but does develop in both eyes simultaneously. Most cataracts do develop slowly and do not disturb your eyesight at an early age, but they begin interfering with your vision with time. During the early stages, eyeglasses and stronger lighting can help you deal with cataracts. Incase impaired vision starts interfering with your usual activities, one is recommended to have cataract surgery, an effective and safe procedure.
Generally, cataracts distort the light coming into your eye; thus, inhibiting the light from focusing clearly on the retina, which is a region at the back of your eye. Therefore, the distortion causes a gradual impairment of vision and, if not treated, may result in needless blindness. Some of the symptoms that could indicate that you might be developing cataracts include blurred vision, increased nearsightedness, seeing halos around light, sensitivity to glare, a feeling of a film over the eyes, double vision in one eye, yellowish, brownish, or cloudy lens discoloration and spots in front of the eyes. Suppose you notice the above signs before the actual date of your annual exam; you are encouraged to call and make an appointment rather than waiting because cataracts can complicate blindness.
How are cataracts treated with cataract surgery?
To stop cataracts from progressing, the specialist can perform outpatient cataract surgery to help replace the damaged lens. The procedure starts by one receiving either a numbing eye drop or shot to block pain together with other drugs to enable you to relax. An incision is made using a laser during the surgery. The cloudy lens is then broken apart and removed, and a partial lens is placed in your eye.
Which lens is used for the surgery?
Crystalens and TECNIS Multifocal IOL have enabled patients to replace their natural lens with a multifocal lens. Multifocal IOL lens restores a full range of vision which is better than standard cataract replacement lenses, which only improve distance and are monofocal. Once this surgery is done and one has fully recovered, both men and women may never need glasses again.
It is a virtual lens that is used to optimize your vision at all distances. The lenses are created using specialized technology which makes them have a curvature in sync with the needs of your vision.
TECNIS IOL is a multifocal lens that helps with vision at near, far, and intermediate distances are all available for men and women with astigmatism. During cataract surgery, the care provider inserts the lens implant to eliminate or reduce your need for glasses.
Suppose you begin experiencing cataracts; visit Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center to see if you are a candidate for advanced cataract surgery.