The Cataract Institute at New Vision Eye Center is pleased to offer Alcon's LenSx® laser, a bladeless, computer-aided laser that allows our surgeons to plan and perform your surgery to exacting, individualized specifications not attainable with other surgical methods.
By adding computer control to key steps of cataract surgery, the LenSx® laser ensures the highest-precision surgical incisions. The LenSx® laser is unquestionably the most technologically advanced option for cataract patients.
Life doesn't happen at only one distance. Today there is a choice of lenses, including the breakthrough AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® intraocular lens (IOL). The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL helps patients enjoy crisp, clear, and potentially glasses-free vision, from near to far and everywhere in-between.
The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® lens is a breakthrough because it corrects aphakia (secondary to removal of a cataract in adult patients) with or without presbyopia. Presbyopia is the reason many patients need reading glasses as their eyes age. In fact, approximately four out of five patients in the supporting clinical study who had the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® lens in both eyes reported never having to wear glasses.
The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® lens is also a breakthrough because, unlike traditional monofocal IOLs, it's a multifocal IOL, designed to restore your full range of vision, from the pages of a book, to your computer screen, to scenic landscapes. As the name implies, monofocal lenses only give you clear vision at one focal point - usually distance. You will need to wear glasses to read and to see closely.
If you have astigmatism and cataracts, we may recommend another advanced lens called the AcrySof® IQ Toric lens. It's the first IOL that treats preexisting astigmatism at the same time it corrects cataracts, so you don't have to undergo two separate procedures. You will also enjoy improved-quality distance vision.
Whichever IOL you choose, you can rest assured that cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective procedures performed today. With traditional cataract surgery, we simply make a tiny incision in your eye, remove its natural, clouded lens, and replace it with a new lens. The actual surgery can take minutes, and the results are permanent and life changing. Most patients are back to their normal activity the very next day. After the lens is implanted in one eye, you will be scheduled for the procedure for your second eye - one to two weeks later (assuming there is a cataract in the second eye).
Both the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® lens and the AcrySof® IQ Toric lens were developed by Alcon, the world's leader in lenses for cataract surgery. The Alcon family of lenses is the most widely used brand: more than 50 million have been implanted worldwide.
We're proud to offer technologies such as the LenSx® laser and AcrySof® lenses as part of our ongoing commitment to patients who want the latest advances in eye care.
If you're ready for laser cataract surgery, please contact us at The Cataract Institute at New Vision Eye Center to schedule an appointment.