Astigmatism is when the surface of the eye - the cornea - has a more oval than round shape. With uncorrected astigmatism, your vision may still be blurry after standard cataract surgery.
Between limbal relaxing incisions and toric lenses, your surgeon can eliminate most and sometimes all of your astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery.
Eliminating astigmatism improves your vision without glasses at all distances.
Presbyopia is the eye's inability to focus up close, typically requiring the use of reading glasses or bifocals.
Most adults above the age of 40 have some level of presbyopia.
For patients interested in becoming less dependent on glasses, your cataract surgeon can implant a presbyopia-correcting lens inside your eye at the time of cataract surgery that will allow you to see well at far, intermediate, and even some near distances.
These same lenses correct both presbyopia AND astigmatism, and most people who choose this type of lens enjoy substantially less dependence on glasses.
We are proud to offer both multifocal and extended-depth-of-focus (EDOF) implants. Your surgeon will discuss the pros and cons of each at time of your cataract evaluation.
The Zepto (R) Precision-Pulse Capsulotomy system is one of the most recent advances in cataract surgery.
A capsulotomy is one of the first steps in cataract surgery. It allows your surgeon access to the cataract to remove it from your eye.
A well-done capsulotomy helps keep your new lens centered, providing you with the best vision possible.
The Zepto (R) Precision-Pulse Capsulotomy system creates a capsulotomy that is 2-4x stronger than a capsulotomy done using a femtosecond laser and is only a fraction of the cost.