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What is a Cataract?

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:

  • Blurred/hazy vision
  • Spots in front of the eye(s)
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Film over the eye(s)

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.

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Cataract Surgery Technology at Associates in Ophthalmology

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!


Cataract Laser System

Laser Cataract Surgery with Catalys®

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.

The Benefits of Catalys®

  • A customized treatment plan allows for greater precision and more accurate results
  • Little to no discomfort
  • A faster recovery time as a result of less inflammation
  • May reduce the need for glasses and/or contact lenses post cataract surgery
Alcon Cataract Laser

Alcon LenSx® Laser

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.

What is an IOL?

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.

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IOL Options

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.

What IOL’s do the Cataract Surgeons at Associates in Ophthalmology Offer?

The WaveTec ORA System, which stands for Optiwave Refractive Analysis, is an advanced optical device used during the replacement of the lens of the eye in cataract surgery. The system is designed to achieve the most precise placement of an intraocular lens (IOL) as well as to determine which IOL is the ideal type to enhance the patient’s vision. Use of the WaveTec ORA System also successfully reduces the need for costly re-treatments following cataract surgery.

Employing the WaveTec ORA System, the surgeon is able to obtain a thorough analysis and measurements of the eye, calculating the necessary IOL power as well as the degree of astigmatism in the eye. These measurements are taken immediately after the removal of the cataract, allowing the surgeon a clear view of the area. This enables the surgeon to tailor the procedure to an individual’s eyes, refining their visual acuity. The WaveTec ORA System offers patients the most customized, accurate treatment options available, which can result in a better outcome and higher post-surgery satisfaction.

If you have a cataract, and are exploring treatment options, the Technis Symfony or Symfony Toric Intraocular Lens (IOL) may be the right choice for you.

The Symfony IOL is the first and only extended depth of focus presbyopia-correcting IOL that provides continuous, high quality vision at any distance.

This IOL will help you become less dependent on reading glasses. Come in for a consultation to see if it’s right for you.

The TECNIS Symfony OptiBlue IOL is a new extended-depth-of-focus (EDOF) lens that utilizes InteliLight technology. The TECNIS Symfony OptiBlue IOL integrates three of the company’s technologies: violet-light filter, echelette design, and achromatic technology, which were initially employed in the TECNIS Synergy IOL.

By incorporating a violet-light filter, the IOL obstructs the shortest wavelengths of light, while the echelette design mitigates light scattering and halo intensity. Additionally, the achromatic technology rectifies chromatic aberration to enhance contrast during both daytime and nighttime.

At Associates in Ophthalmology, we also offer a toric Symfony with OptiBlue IOL.

The Vivity IOL is a type of intraocular lens designed to provide clear vision at multiple distances after cataract surgery. It uses a proprietary X-Wave technology to create a continuous range of vision with reduced visual disturbances, such as halos and glare.

The Vivity IOL also comes in a toric option, which corrects astigmatism, a common condition that causes blurred vision due to an irregularly shaped cornea.

The Synergy IOL combines diffractive and refractive optics to achieve a continuous range of vision while maintaining image quality and contrast sensitivity. This lens has a high patient satisfaction rate and can significantly reduce your dependence on glasses following cataract surgery.

The Synergy IOL also comes in a toric option for those with astigmatism.

The Envista IOL is made of hydrophobic acrylic and is designed to provide clear vision at various distances, reducing the need for glasses. This lens also has a 360-degree barrier edge, which reduces the risk of a common condition that occurs after cataract surgery, called such as posterior capsule opacification.

The Envista IOL also comes in a toric form to correct astigmatism if needed.

The PanOptix IOL is the first and only trifocal IOL and is designed to provide clear distance, intermediate, and near vision, reducing the need for glasses or contacts. The lens uses a unique technology that helps to minimize visual disturbances such as glare and halos.

Like other premium lenses offered at Associates in Ophthalmology, the PanOptix IOL also comes in a toric model.

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!

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