Know your options for Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery Dallas / Fort Worth


Cataract Surgery

Behind the pupil of your eye you have a lens.  As you age that lens eventually becomes cloudy, typically impacting vision after the age of 60.  Although, cataracts can form at any age as a result of eye injury, medications and disease or in rare cases they can be present at birth. Cataract surgery can be performed when the blurring caused by a cataract begins to interfere with activities that you need to do or enjoy doing. 

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ReSTOR® Multifocal Lens

Until recently, most cataract patients had their vision improved with a single focus intraocular lens (IOL) which could only offer clear vision at a distance and only for patients without Astigmatism.  There are now premium lens options that can address Astigmatism.  There are also lens options that can reduce your dependence on glasses at a range of distances, such as reading, shopping, dining and driving. 

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Toric IOL for Astigmatism

A unique option is available for patients that have an astigmatism, in addition to the presence of a cataract.  If you have an astigmatism and are concerned primarily with improving your distance vision following cataract surgery, AcrySof® Toric lenses are a good option.  The Toric lens is designed to reduce or eliminate your astigmatism, as a part of the cataract procedure.  Providing you with improved quality of vision and decreased dependency on your glasses for distance vision. 

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Traditional Lens Options

The traditional, monofocal lens incorporates unique optics to improve image quality and contrast after cataract surgery.  We will perform several tests to determine the best power lens to help improve your vision after surgery.  Patients without astigmatism generally achieve a decreased dependency on glasses for distance.  However glasses for near and possibly distance will be required following cataract surgery with the traditional lens. 

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