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Cataracts Diagnosis and Treatment

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

 

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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:

Trulign® – Accommodating lens for patients seeking correction of astigmatism

Crystalens® – Accommodating lens for patients with presbyopia (age-related loss of near vision)

AcrySof IQ ReSTOR® – Multifocal lens that corrects presbyopia and provides improved vision at all distances

TECNIS® -- Multifocal lens optimized for near and intermediate vision, even in low-light conditions

Symfony® -- The first and only extended depth-of-field lens for seamless correction at all distances

*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.

BROCHURES AND PUBLICATIONS

Cataract Brochure

Cataract Brochure

FOCUS Magazine

FOCUS Magazine

ReSTOR® Brochure

ReSTOR® Brochure

TECNIS® Patient Website

TECNIS® Patient Website

 

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

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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES USED BY OUR
CATARACT SURGEONS

LenSx® - LenSx® 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. LenSx® 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

If you suffer from both glaucoma and cataracts, leaps in technology now make it possible to safely remove cataracts and manage glaucoma in the same surgery. Lake Eye’s skilled eye surgeons perform two revolutionary procedures that can banish cataracts, replace damaged lenses, correct vision and help manage glaucoma, all at the same time.

ECP – Endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation, or ECP, is a safe, gentle and minimally-invasive laser procedure that delivers light energy to reduce fluid build-up and pressure within the eye. Nearly 70% of patients receiving ECP are able to reduce or stop taking glaucoma medications. Your Lake Eye surgeon can easily perform ECP during your cataract removal and IOL replacement surgery. 

iStent® – Placed during your cataract surgery, the iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass stent can dramatically reduce fluid build-up in patients with mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma. For many patients, the iStent® presents a way to reduce or even stop using glaucoma drops for a year or more. Ask your Lake Eye doctor if the iStent® might be right for you.

 

Locations

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

TAVARES
3310 Waterman Way, 3rd Floor
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