at Eye Care & Surgeons
We are laser cataract surgeons here to provide the best laser vision correction surgery.
Cataract surgery is our specialty.
In our hands, laser cataract surgery is the safest,
most gentle, and provides for the quickest recovery.
Laser in cataract surgery replaces many steps of the procedure that in the past were done by hand using metal instruments with a computer controlled laser. It is the newest and most modern method of performing cataract surgery.
The benefits of laser cataract surgery include making the surgery more precise, and most important, making your vision better than it was even before the cataract.
The procedure is less than 10 minutes and performed in small, clean and quiet, outpatient surgery centers. We use less eye drops than most surgeons after cataract surgery.
We use specially formulated drops that are less expensive and easier to use for patients. Drops can be as simple as one drop from a single bottle, three times per day. As with any surgery, there are risks. Your surgeon will discuss these and other topics on the day of your evaluation.
At Eye Care & Surgeons, we customize our cataract surgery plan for every unique patient. We offer different levels and methods of vision correction to fit the needs and goals of the patient.
We are not one-size-fits-all. Some options for cataract surgery include mono-vision or blended vision, toric lenses for astigmatism, multifocal lenses, distance vision, or near vision.
We offer traditional or basic surgery.
We can also treat glaucoma at the same time of cataract surgery if needed, to reduce dependence on eye drops.
Cataract Surgery Options
During your cataract evaluation, Dr. K will review with you your lifestyle and your goals of cataract surgery to determine your best options. Dr. K is an expert in the use of laser, Toric lenses and Multifocal lenses to reduce the need for glasses and contacts after surgery. At Eye Care & Surgeons, we proudly use the Alcon LenSx Laser Cataract System. We encourage you to do research on the LenSx Laser and Toric and Multifocal lenses, such as the Panoptix lens, before your evaluation. With any surgery, there are risks and benefits, and Dr. K will review these and other topics on the day of your evaluation.
The Procedure: Cataract surgery is a 10-minute, outpatient procedure. We give you a little bit of medicine to relax you, so you're nice and comfortable for the procedure. After the procedure, you have to take it easy for 2-3 weeks. You'll see us the next day. We typically perform the second eye surgery 1-2 weeks after the first eye. While full recovery takes about a month, most healing is done within 72 hours!
Here are your options. Don't worry. Dr. K will review all of these with you!
Laser Cataract Surgery with Distance vision in both eyes
- Both eyes aim for best possible distance vision
- Free from glasses for 90% of distance activities; will need glasses for near; computer 50/50 chance that you will need reading glasses
- Partially covered by insurance
Laser Cataract Surgery with Blended vision in both eyes
- Dominant eye we aim for the best possible distance vision
- Non-dominant eye we aim for intermediate/near (computer vision, some reading vision)
- Free from glasses 70-80% of the time for all everyday activities
- This is the best option for most patients, especially for patients who have a history of mono-vision contact lens wear
- Partially covered by insurance
MOST FREEDOM FROM GLASSES
Laser Cataract Surgery with Multifocal Lens (Panoptix Lens)
- Both eyes have a good range of vision without glasses. Free from glasses at all distances for 90% of everyday activities.
- May experience some glare and halos at night
- Most out-of-pocket costs
Laser Cataract Surgery with other options
- We can customize your surgery to fit your lifestyle: for example, artists, lawyers, accountants, jewelers may prefer more up-close vision with both eyes
Traditional Manual Cataract Surgery (No laser)
- Both eyes have “ballpark” distance vision
- Will require bifocals for best distance vision and all near vision
- Will lose any near vision without glasses
- Most covered by insurance
Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
We can treat your glaucoma at the same time of cataract surgery to potentially reduce the need for drops after cataract surgery
Insurance coverage available