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Cataracts Diagnosis and Treatment

The right choice for your cataract surgery

An Experienced and Specialized Surgical Team

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Our team of Board-certified ophthalmological surgeons (pictured here left to right: Dr. Scot Holman, Dr. Vinay Gutti and Dr. Scott Wehrly) has unrivaled experience and expertise in cataract removal and intraocular lens (IOL) placement.

Dr. Scott Wehrly has performed more than 20,200 successful state-of-the-art cataract surgeries, and has implanted thousands of Toric® IOLs, including the new multifocal Symfony® extended range of vision lens. He was the first surgeon in Central Florida to perform Femto Laser surgery. Read more about Dr. Wehrly

Dr. Scot Holman has performed more than 15,000 surgeries and was one of the region’s first eye surgeons qualified to perform Femto Laser surgery, the most advanced method to eliminate cataracts. He was the first surgeon in Central Florida to implant the FDA-approved Symfony® extended range of vision intraocular lens. Read more about Dr. Holman

Dr. Vinay Gutti has performed more than 10,000 surgical procedures and specializes in cataract surgeries. Dr. Gutti utilizes the Femto Laser cataract system and implants the most advanced replacement lenses, including the Symfony® extended range of vision lens, TECNIS® and ReSTOR® multifocal lenses, and the Toric® lens to correct astigmatism. Read more about Dr. Gutti


Cutting-edge Cataract Surgery

Lake Eye delivers the most advanced cataract surgical options in Central Florida, including the revolutionary Femto Laser procedure, which gently removes cataracts, usually in under 10 minutes, without blades for optimal safety. We also utilize the ORA™ intraocular lens selection and placement system for pinpoint precision and accuracy, so you get the best IOL for your vision needs.


The Most Innovative IOLs

We offer a wide range of intraocular lens replacement options, and carry only the highest-quality brands, including Trulign® accommodating lenses to correct astigmatism, Crystalens® accommodating lenses to correct presbyopia (age-related near vision loss), AcrySof IQ ReSTOR® multifocal lenses that correct presbyopia and provide improved vision at all distances, TECNIS® multifocal lenses optimized for near and intermediate vision, even in low-light conditions, and Lake Eye was the first provider in the region to implant the Symfony® IOL, the first and only extended depth-of-field lens for seamless correction at all distances.

With offices in The Villages, Lady Lake, Tavares and Leesburg, there’s a Lake Eye Associates near you. For experience, service and satisfaction, the clear choice is Lake Eye. Read more about cataracts below, or contact us to schedule a consultation today.


About Cataracts

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the lens within the eye that interferes with light reaching the retina, causing vision to blur, colors to dull and night vision to diminish. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision deterioration in people 55 and older.

How Are Cataracts Treated?

Cataract surgery is a painless outpatient procedure in which the clouded natural lens is replaced with an artificial intraocular lens, or IOL. It is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures of any kind. It is so effective it is performed on more than 3 million Americans each year. The surgery typically takes under 10 minutes, and most patients return to their normal lives the day after the procedure. Noticeable results are often immediate, with even greater improvement continuing anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. Many patients achieve the complete restoration of their vision.

Why Choose Lake Eye?

For years, Lake Eye has been a pioneer of the most high-level cataract surgeries and IOL implantation in the region. Our surgical team is composed of the first local ophthalmologists qualified to perform bladeless LenSx® refractive laser cataract surgery and implant the newest innovation in IOLs, the Symfony® extended depth-of-field lens. We are also among the first practices in the area to utilize the ORA™ IOL selection and placement system for pinpoint precision and accuracy.

Simply put, no practice in Lake County matches Lake Eye in training, experience, performance and delivery of these and other cutting-edge technologies, designed to banish cataracts and restore brilliant vision.

CareCredit and Alphaeon cover all or part of certain cataract surgeries. If you are a member, please contact us for coverage information.

 

HELPFUL LINKS AND
INFORMATIVE VIDEOS

Cataract Video

Beyond Cataracts Cataracts are more common than you may know, but they can also be treated. Learn about how to reclaim your vision.

ADVANCED Extended Range, MULTIFOCAL and ACCOMMODATING LENSES*

Lake Eye offers only the most advanced and proven intraocular lens (IOL) options by the world’s leading IOL manufacturers to assure accuracy, clarity and satisfaction. You and your doctor will discuss which lens type will work best for your specific case and goals.

These advanced lens implants provide high quality vision at different distances combined with the following features:

    · An accommodating lens works with the eye’s natural focusing muscle to help correct presbyopia (poor close-up vision) and provide superior clarity for distance and intermediate vision.

    · A multifocal lens works by splitting light entering the eye into distance and near focal points. This provides superior distance vision and good reading vision without the assistance of glasses.

    · Extended range IOLs deliver a continuous, full range of high-quality vision at multiple distances.

Toric Lenses
The Toric lens corrects astigmatism and provides your choice of near or distance vision. Its unique design reduces or eliminates corneal astigmatism and improves clarity in low light (night vision).

Monofocal Lenses
Monofocal lenses provide vision improvement at one distance. Most patients choose to correct distance vision for clarity while driving, watching sports, movies, etc., and elect to wear glasses for close-up tasks like reading.

We use the following respected brands, all of which can be customized to fit your lifestyle and visual preferences:

Visit https://www.surgical.jnjvision.com/iols for detailed explanations of the various IOL technologies offered at Lake Eye.

*Results may vary from individual to individual. For some, corrective lenses (glasses or contacts) or a corrective procedure may still be required for one or more distances or circumstances.

ILLUSTRATION OF LENS IMPLANT

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The IOL acts as a total replacement for your natural lens. Once implanted, with the aid of advanced technology, the IOL is customized to your eye to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses. The lOL will function and feel just like a healthy, cataract-free lens. After a short healing period, the IOL requires no special maintenance.

About Advanced IOLs

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES USED BY OUR
CATARACT SURGEONS

Refractive laser surgery is the safest, most accurate and advanced method to eliminate cataracts. It delivers superior precision and pinpoint alignment without the use of blades. The advanced technology enables Lake Eye surgeons to utilize 3D images and computer guidance to remove cataracts using cool laser vibrations. Lake Eye’s surgeons were the first in Lake County qualified to perform this specialized surgery. It is included in our Premium, Superior and Classic Vision Packages.

ORA™ - Lake Eye utilizes the revolutionary Optiwave Refractive Analysis system, or ORA™, which allows your surgeon to measure lens power and eyeball curvature during surgery, promoting the right selection and exact positioning of your replacement lens. It is especially helpful in correcting astigmatism (a defect in the shape of the eye). This system is used at your surgeon’s discretion.

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Simultaneous Cataract Surgery and Glaucoma Treatment

iStent® and iStent inject®
For adults with mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma who are planning to have cataract surgery, iStent® and iStent inject® Trabecular Micro-Bypass implants present the possibility of a dramatic reduction in aqueous fluid build-up within the eye as well as protection against irreversible damage. 20,000 times smaller than an intraocular lens, the iStent® and iStent inject® are the world’s smallest FDA-approved medical implants, but their ability to reduce excess fluid and lower eye pressure can be monumental. Placed during your cataract procedure, iStent® and iStent inject® provide a lasting and highly effective way to manage glaucoma, reduce or stop further related vision loss, and reduce the need for certain glaucoma medications. Many patients find they can limit or stop using glaucoma medicine drops for a year after receiving the implant. 

iStent®
Like stents used to keep blood vessels open, the iStent® keeps your eye’s natural drainage system open so fluid can flow outward, naturally reducing pressure within the eye and helping it to function like a normal, healthy eye.

iStent inject®
The iStent inject® goes a step further – it contains two tiny stents designed to continually manage intraocular pressure and naturally relieve the eye of excess fluid. iStent inject®’s dual stents control fluid and pressure, arresting the progression of glaucoma and helping to prevent further related vision loss. 

iStent® and iStent inject® are not suitable for patients with primary- or secondary-angle-closure glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma, retrobulbar tumor, thyroid eye disease, Sturge-Weber Syndrome or any other condition that may cause elevated episcleral venous pressure. 

If you have mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma and are planning cataract surgery, talk to your Lake Eye doctor about iStent® and iStent inject® to help manage – even halt – the progression of glaucoma and possibly reduce your need of glaucoma medications.


The Hydrus Microstent:
The Hydrus Microstent is a revolutionary new therapy used during cataract surgery to help manage your glaucoma. It has been proven in global clinical trials to lower eye pressure, which resulted in a reduction of glaucoma medicine and, in some patients, eliminated the need for medication.

▪ 77% of Hydrus Microstent patients saw a significant reduction in eye pressue compared to cataract surgery alone

▪ 78% of all Hydrus Microstent patients were drop free at 2 years compared to cataract surgery alone

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Roughly the size of an eyelash, the highly flexible Hydrus Microstent is placed by a surgeon during cataract surgery using microscopic incisions. This less invasive approach allows for fewer complications and faster healing times than traditional glaucoma surgery.

Hydrus Microstent reduces eye pressure in 3 ways:

▪ Enhancing aqueous outflow: Hydrus Microstent is placed in Schlemm’s canal, a part of the drainage system of the eye. Fluid then flows through the Hydrus Microstent and into the eye’s natural outflow channel to reduce eye pressure.

▪ Expanding the eye’s natural fluid pathway: Hydrus Microstent delicately expands Schlemm’s canal, allowing for enhanced flow through the eye’s drainage system.

▪ Reducing eye pressure: Hydrus Microstent spans a full 90 ̊ within the eye. This coverage ensures that fluid reaches the eye’s drainage system, which carries fluid from Schlemm’s canal to the body’s circulatory system and allows pressure in the eye to be lowered.

Locations

LADY LAKE
801 CR 466, Suite 102
Lady Lake, FL 32159
352-350-2070

TAVARES
1852 Mayo Drive
Tavares, FL 32778
352-343-2020

LEESBURG
601 E. Dixie Avenue, Medical
Plaza 201
Leesburg, FL 34748
352-365-2020

THE VILLAGES
1400 US Hwy 441 N,
The Villages Regional Medical
Center, Suite 521
The Villages, FL 32159
352-750-2020