Our Ophthalmologists at Outlook Eyecare Perform state of the Art Cataract Surgery with the most up to date equipment at the top surgical centers in the area.
Cataracts are the main cause of vision loss in men and women age 55 and older. When we are born, the eye’s natural lens is clear, focusing light on the back of the eye to form a sharp image.
A cataract is the age-related thickening and clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Looking through a cloudy lens is like looking through a dirty windshield. The most common early complaint of cataract formation is difficulty with night driving. People will experience glare, halos and an inability to read signs as well as they did in the past.
During cataract surgery we replace the eye’s natural lens with a artificial, typically acrylic lens. When replacing the eye’s lens, there are several options to choose from. The standard lens that is covered by Medicare and Private insurance will correct the vision well, but most individuals need progressive or bifocal glasses after surgery to achieve their best distance and near vision. There are Toric lenses, not covered by insurance, that can correct a patient’s astigmatism. Multifocal lenses are also not covered by insurance. These lenses including the Technis and Restore Multifocal lenses, will give someone the widest range of clear vision without glasses, although patients should still expect to wear glasses for very fine print.
Our Ophthalmologists at Outlook Eyecare will evaluate and help patient’s decide the ideal timing for cataract surgery and what lens would be the right fit.
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To find out more about your options for eye surgery in New Jersey, request a consultation at Outlook Eyecare, or call us at (609) 409-2777 (Monroe Township) or (609) 419-1920(Princeton); one of our friendly staff members will schedule your appointment.
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A cataract is the age-related thickening and clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Cataracts are the main cause of vision loss in men and women age 55 and older. Although cataracts are associated with aging, there are other causes, such as certain diseases, eye injury, and some medications.
Vision loss from cataracts is gradual and often goes unnoticed as we age. For this reason, many older patients are unaware that they have developed cataracts. Typical symptoms of cataracts include: cloudy vision, glare and halos around lights, and the perception of color as very dull.
See how cataracts can affect vision and learn about surgical treatment.
Our cataract surgeries are performed at the Surgery Center of Central New Jersey. This center and its staff are dedicated strictly to eye surgery, and it is operated by the world-renowned Wills Eye Hospital.
IV sedation and anesthetic eyedrops are used and most patients actually remark that their cataract surgery was a pleasant experience
After the procedure you’ll rest for a short while before you go home. One of our optometrists or ophthalmologists will typically examine your eye within 24 hours. You’ll need to use prescription eye drops to guard against infection and help your eye heal. For a few days, you may need to wear a protective shield, especially at night to prevent you from rubbing your eye.
Everyone heals at his or her own pace; most patients see well enough to return to most of their routine activities the day after surgery. Once both eyes have been treated, you should experience the clearer vision you had before cataracts, and in the case of premium IOLs, your vision may be even better than before.
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