When having cataract surgery, the eye’s natural crystalline lens is effectively liquefied using ultrasound and gently suctioned out through a very small incision. This lens is shortly thereafter replaced, and the replacement lens used will help determine postoperative vision. Using a standard intraocular lens will remove the cataract and correct distance vision, but glasses will likely be needed for near and intermediate vision. Having astigmatism correction with cataract surgery (via either a surgical technique or a specialized lens) will remove the cataract and correct astigmatism that existed before the procedure. Choosing a premium intraocular lens can often times correct vision at all distances and reduce or eliminate a cataract surgery patient’s need for glasses after the procedure.
Newsom Eye offers a detailed process for the treatment of cataracts. During the pre-surgical cataract and lens replacement evaluation, Dr. Newsom and his experienced staff will determine the most appropriate lens to fit your individual eye and specific visual needs. The choice of a premium lens, combined with the expertise at Newsom Eye, will result in the greatest visual results possible. It is not uncommon to have fully restored vision thanks to the technologically advanced lenses available at Newsom Eye.
Premium IOL Implants
Newsom Eye offers a wide range of premium IOLs, including the RxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens (LAL), Tecnis®, Tecnis Symfony® and Tecnis Symfony® IOL. These remarkable lenses give patients the opportunity to see in the distance, intermediate and even up close, with little to no dependency on reading glasses or bifocals. Most patients that receive these lenses can do most things, most of the time without glasses. However, reading glasses may be required to see the fine print, such as the back of a medicine bottle or in a dark setting.
Newsom Eye is involved in multiple FDA studies. They played a large part in the creation of the RxSight™ Light Adjustable Lens (LAL), the first intraocular lens (IOL) that allows for adjustments after cataract surgery using light. This is the first and only FDA-approved IOL of this nature. Newsom Eye was a principal investigator in the LAL study.
When undergoing cataract surgery, your surgeon will insert a standard monofocal lens implant. This allows for good vision since your cataract is removed, but patients still have to wear glasses, especially for reading or working on a computer. With blended vision, your surgeon will custom tailor your lenses to allow your non-dominate eye to see well up close, and the other eye (dominant eye) for distance vision. Blended vision allows patients to do most things, most of the time without glasses.
Astigmatism Lens Implants
Cataract surgery offers the chance to also correct astigmatism, through the latest innovation in intraocular lens (IOL) technology. Toric IOLs takes the proven solution for precise astigmatism correction and adds the enhanced image quality of an aspheric lens. Together, these elements offer outstanding surgical precision with the proven outcomes your patients demand. Newsom Eye also offers patients Tecnis Symfony IOL®, which allows patients to benefit from the advantages of a premium IOL, correcting their astigmatism.
Standard Lens Implant
For patients undergoing cataract surgery, a standard lens implant is usually covered by insurance. Patients that undergo cataract surgery with a standard lens implant, generally have good vision and are typically very happy because their cataract has been removed and they have cataract free vision. However, often times, patients still have to wear glasses for distance and always have to wear glasses for reading or seeing up close. If your goal is independence from glasses or contacts, then ask your Newsom Eye doctor about Premium Lens Implants or Blended Vision.