Eyesight is usually not impaired when cataracts start to form. In the early stages of a cataract, simply prescribing stronger eyeglasses or increasing room lighting can successfully treat this disease.
However, when cataracts cause vision loss or prevent the diagnosis of other eye diseases, cataracts should be surgically removed. The cataract removal procedure, called intraocular lens implant surgery, is a very common, safe, and effective surgical procedure. Our staff of eye doctors offers laser or traditional cataract surgery and treatment options to improve your vision. Give our staff a call by phone at (877) 852-8463 to request a consultation.
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Traditional Cataract Surgery at Specialty Eye Institute
Traditional cataract surgery uses a no-stitch incision and is very safe and efficient.
In the early stages of cataract development, a strengthened prescription will address the changes in your vision. As the cataracts progress, your eye lenses will progressively cloud until they require surgical removal. Our team of doctors offer innovative cataract surgery and intraocular lens implant procedures to improve your sight. Not only does our traditional cataract surgery incision technique require no stitching, but it also prevents eye shape distortion that would otherwise negatively affect your vision.
After our staff of eye doctors perform a cataract treatment, you can go back to your normal routine—including exercise and other strenuous activity—in as little as one day. We offer cataract surgery and treatment solutions to customers in Michigan and Ohio. The staff at Specialty Eye Institute makes eyesight restoration quick and convenient. Want to learn more about our traditional cataract surgery? Give our team of eye doctors a call at (877) 852-8463 to schedule a consultation.
Cataract Surgery Recovery
- Eliminates the need for stitches by using the eye’s internal pressure to keep the incision tightly closed
- Eye shape is not distorted at all, as with older techniques
- The patient is able to return to their normal activities the day after surgery, including bending, lifting, housework, and golfing
- The patient can receive a new prescription for eyewear only 14 days after surgery
Cataract Surgery Complications
Since cataract surgery is such a common procedure, there are very few complications reported. The most likely complication is a rupturing of the capsule around the lens during the procedure. This situation does not always result in a loss of vision, and it should be emphasized that rupture is very rare.
Laser Cataract Surgery at Specialty Eye Institute
The doctors at Specialty Eye Institute revolutionize the patient care experience by utilizing a highly-accurate, FDA-approved custom laser to create a precise incision during your cataract surgery. Coupled with the expert skills of our highly-trained ophthalmologists, this not only treats your clouded vision but also reduces the effects of astigmatism ten times more than the manual techniques used at other neighboring eye clinics.
Find out more about our laser cataract treatment by calling (877) 852-8463 or filling out a consultation request form. Our team of doctors offers laser cataract surgery and treatments in areas such as Toledo, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Jackson. Together, we can take the first step toward a cataract treatment solution tailored to you.
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Bladeless Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery
This surgery is now a reality, and in Michigan, it is available at Specialty Eye Institute. Specialty Eye Institute was the first to have the LenSx® femtosecond laser in Michigan.
Traditional cataract surgery is considered to be one of the safest and most successful procedures performed in medicine today. Now, a technological breakthrough with bladeless laser cataract surgery is available that has significantly improved the precision of several of the most critical steps in cataract surgery. With laser cataract surgery, the doctors at Specialty Eye Institute will customize your procedure to your eye’s unique characteristics, resulting in more predictable outcomes while potentially making cataract surgery even safer.
In addition to using the femtosecond laser to accomplish many of the surgical steps that were traditionally performed by hand, we use the best and latest innovations in cataract surgery, such as topical anesthesia with drops (eliminating the need for any kind of shot in the eye), sutureless small-incision through the cornea, and foldable intraocular lenses.
The precise, reproducible steps performed by the laser mean better lens positioning, less trauma to the eye, and more predictable visual results which are especially important with lifestyle lens options.
What Is An Intraocular Lens Implant?
The natural lenses in your eye are designed to capture and focus light onto the retina. Once light is transmitted to the retina, it is sent to the brain. However, when cataracts start to form in your eyes, the clear lenses can become blurry with a brownish tint, blocking light from entering your eye.
An intraocular lens implant from Specialty Eye Institute is an artificial replacement that’s carefully inserted during cataract surgery. Different types of intraocular lenses can restore your vision according to your unique needs. Give our staff of eye doctors a call by phone at (877) 852-8463 to find a cataract treatment option that meets your needs.
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5 Different Types of Intraocular Lens Implants
Your natural lenses adjust when focusing your eyesight. However, monofocal intraocular lenses stay focused on one fixed distance. With these common intraocular lenses, you can see without the help of glasses or contacts at a distance, but will need reading glasses for up close.
Multifocal intraocular lenses help you see at various distances once your brain adjusts to them. You may witness more halos and glares with these intraocular lenses than you would with monofocal ones. We offer cataract surgery options and are committed to helping you find intraocular lenses to enhance your vision.
Extended Depth-of-Focus Lenses
Extended Depth-of-Focus intraocular lenses work by creating a single elongated focal point to give patients a range of vision or depth-of-focus. These lenses reduce side effects like halos and glare reported with multifocal lenses while reducing your dependence on glasses or contacts.
Mimicking the natural lens in your eye, an accommodating intraocular lens can focus on more than one distance. This means you may not need reading glasses after your cataract surgery. We offer cataract treatment solutions in areas such as Lansing, Toledo, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, and Jackson. Our staff of eye doctors will help you choose accommodating intraocular lenses to improve your vision and life.
If you have astigmatism, your cornea isn’t perfectly round. It’s elongated like a football. Toric intraocular lenses alleviate this condition so you no longer need corrective lenses to accommodate your blurry vision.
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What Are the Benefits Of Alcon AcrySof® IQ Vivity® Lens?
The Alcon AcrySof® IQ Vivity® Lens is available to individuals that are receiving a cataract surgery or treatment. To help you determine if it’s time to schedule a consultation for cataract treatment, we have created a list of the benefits of Alcon AcrySof® IQ Vivity® Lenses.
Alcon AcrySof® IQ Vivity® Lenses bring you more reliable intermediate and up-close vision as well as fewer light-related vision problems. The advancements are provided by the X-Wave Technology.
Rather than split a wavefront into various separate focal points, the X-Wave™ is a non-diffractive technology that uses all light entering the eye to produce a continuous, far-reaching range of vision. Our staff of eye doctors offer the Alcon AcrySof® IQ Vivity® Lenses to customers that qualify for cataract surgery because the lenses are designed to protect the eye against blue light and UV ray damage.
Other IOLs can give patients visual feedback issues, including halos and glares. However, those who have opted for Vivity lenses have been reporting fewer of these light-related troubles. This substantially improves your vision for nighttime driving.
Will I Need Glasses or Contacts with Vivity Intraocular Lenses After My Cataract Surgery?
Thanks to the enhancements provided by the Alcon AcrySof® IQ Vivity® Lens, you may no longer need glasses or contacts once the intraocular lenses are inserted during cataract surgery. It’s possible that whether you’re looking at a near or far fixed point, or even staring at a computer screen, you’ll be able to see without the help of glasses or contact lenses for the first time!
Vivity IOLs: A Better Option for those with Other Eye Conditions
Previously, many patients with prior refractive surgery like LASIK or other eye conditions including chronic dry eyes, Fuch's Dystrophy, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration were not candidates for multifocal or extended depth-of-focus lenses. The non-diffractive technology in the Vivity Lens that is utilized in cataract surgeries allows for patients with these conditions to experience a continuous, extended range of vision.
You can use the toric version of Vivity IOLs to treat your astigmatism as well! Our staff of ophthalmologists offer advanced cataract surgery and treatment solutions to customers in areas such as Adrian, Battle Creek, Bryan, Lansing, Toledo, and Jackson. Give our team of eye doctors a call at (877) 852-8463 or request a consultation online.