Cataract Surgery: What Are My Options?
- Posted on: Oct 15 2019
Learn About Different Cataract Surgery and What’s Best For You
According to the American Society of Cataracts and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), 3 million Americans undergo cataract surgery each year, with an overall success rate of 98 percent or higher. Cataracts are known as the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40 and is the main cause of blindness around the world.
A cataract is an eye condition that occurs when the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil becomes cloudy. As the cloudiness increases from the cataract, it begins to affect vision, especially at night. Cataracts usually develop slowly, meaning the person affected doesn’t notice any initial symptoms. Cataracts can develop in both eyes, but don’t usually form at the same rate. Cataracts are much more common in older people.
Do I Need Cataract Surgery?
If your clouded vision from cataracts is impacting your daily life (or night vision) it’s probably time to consider surgery. Fortunately, cataract surgery is one of the most successful surgeries performed around the world. The procedure itself is fast and very precise, and recovery is typically not difficult. There’s no reason to put off your procedure when you could start seeing more clearly sooner.
What are My Options?
Infinity Vision Dallas has been on the cutting edge of modern cataract surgery since 1991. We are also one of the first practices in the United States to use aspheric intraocular lenses (IOL) to correct vision after cataract surgery. We offer a variety of lenses that can enhance your vision after your procedure depending on certain vision issues that need accommodation. We know that every person is unique and we will work with you to decide which intraocular lens and method of vision correction are best for you.
Some of the IOL options we offer are:
- Toric intraocular lenses to correct astigmatism
- Multifocal lenses focus objects that are near and far
- Extended Range of Vision IOLs (Symfony) correct presbyopia by providing a continuous range of vision with fewer side effects of glare and halos
- Symfony Toric lenses can also correct astigmatism
- Crystalenses provide a limited amount of accommodation
As you can see, there are options available if you are considering cataract surgery. For more information about this procedure or other eye care and vision needs, speak with one of our doctors to discuss your options. Please call us today to schedule a consultation at (214) 522-2661.
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