Treating Cataracts With Surgery
Cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy part of the eye’s lens. First, a small incision is made in the side of the cornea, which is the clear, domed-shape surface on the front of the eye. Using an ultrasonic device, Dr. Maher removes the cloudy lens.
After the natural lens has been removed, Dr. Maher may replace it with an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL) or premium lens. An IOL is a clear plastic lens that requires no care and becomes a permanent part of your eye. You will not feel or see the new lens. Dr. Maher perfroms cataract surgery on an outpatient basis, which means you don't have to stay in the hospital after the surgery. This surgery is extremely common and generally safe when performed by an experienced ophthalmologist.
Thanks to recent advances in intraocular lens (IOL) technology, we now have an effective solution for patients with astigmatism. Prior to these new developments, IOL candidates with astigmatism had no option to correct the astigmatism during cataract surgery. Eye surgeons typically performed LASIK after IOL insertion to correct the problem. Many patients suffer from astigmatism, which can lead to blurred or impaired vision if it becomes moderate or severe. But premium lenses allow Dr. Naher to correct both the cataracts and the astigmatism with one solution.
When you need a cataract surgeon with almost three decades of experience, call John Maher, MD, at (424) 328-0091.