A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the front of the eye. Although there is no pain associated with the condition, symptoms include:
Most people develop cataracts simply as a result of aging, with the majority of cases occurring in people over the age of 55. Other risk factors include eye injury or disease, a family history of cataracts, smoking or use of certain medications. For people who are significantly affected by cataracts, lens replacement surgery may be recommended. During cataract replacement, the most common surgical procedure in the country, the lens is removed and replaced with an artificial one called an intraocular lens or IOL.
As Associates in Ophthalmology, our cataract surgeons use some of the most advanced cataract surgery technology available, including the Alcon LensX and Catalys laser systems and the ORA intraoperative wavefront aberrometer. The Alcon LensX and Catalys lasers are used to perform a precise and customized incision in the eye during cataract surgery.
These lasers use advanced imaging and computer-guided technology to create highly accurate incisions, resulting in a faster and more comfortable recovery and improved visual outcomes. The ORA intraoperative wavefront aberrometer is another available technology at Associates in Ophthalmology.
This device measures the eye’s refractive power during cataract surgery, which helps the surgeon make precise adjustments to the intraocular lens implant. The cataract surgery technology offered at Associates in Ophthalmology is designed to provide patients with a safe, efficient, and effective surgical experience to achieve the best possible visual outcomes.
Are you interested in learning which IOL may be best for you? Schedule an appointment at Associates in Ophthalmology in Livingston, NJ, today!
Associates in Ophthalmology is proud to be one of the first medical offices in New Jersey to offer laser cataract surgery with the Catalys® Precision Laser System. During this cataract procedure, Catalys® is used to remove the cataract by creating a circular opening. Studies have shown that using Catalys® to create this opening is nearly 10 times more accurate than when the procedure is performed manually. Catalys® makes it easier to remove the cataract by breaking it down and softening it. Catalys® presents a new standard in precision cataract surgery, providing a highly customized, gentle cataract procedure which offers precision not previously possible with other manual techniques.
At Associates in Ophthalmology, our cataract surgeons are proud to use some of the most advanced cataract surgery technology available, including the Alcon LenSx® laser system. This laser system provides a more precise and efficient way to perform critical steps in cataract surgery, including corneal incisions, anterior capsulotomy, and lens fragmentation.
With its advanced imaging and measurement capabilities, the Alcon LenSx® laser system helps ensure the highest level of accuracy and safety for patients undergoing cataract surgery.
An IOL is an Intraocular Lens implanted into the eye to replace the eye’s natural lens during cataract surgery. IOLs help restore vision affected by cataracts once they form in the eyes natural lens, causing it to become cloudy or opaque.
The IOL helps to restore clear vision by refracting light that enters the eye onto the retina, allowing you to see clearly. There are different types of IOLs available, each with unique benefits.
IOLs are typically made of materials that are biocompatible to the eye and can last many years without needing to be replaced.View Video
At Associates in Ophthalmology, our cataract surgeons offer a range of intraocular lens (IOL) options for patients undergoing cataract surgery. Our experienced cataract surgeons work closely with each patient to determine the best IOL option based on their individual needs and preferences.
Your eye doctor at Associates in Ophthalmology will help you determine which lens is best for you, depending on your budget, lifestyle, and vision goals.
To learn more about Cataract Surgery and IOLs, please feel free to call us at 973-992-5200. Want to know if laser cataract surgery is right for you? Book a consultation today!