Cataracts affect nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and older, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. And, as you may recall from previous blogs, cataract surgery is a painless outpatient procedure that involves removing the clouded lens and, in most cases, replacing it with a clear, intraocular lens implant (IOL). Your eye doctor will make a small incision on the side of your cornea and use ultrasound vibrations to break the natural lens into small pieces. These fragments are removed and replaced with an IOL.
Last month, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new lens for people who suffer from cataracts. Birmingham Cataract & Refractive Surgeon Marc Michelson, M.D calls the new lens a “game-changer for people with cataracts.”
The TECNIS Symfony Extended Range of Vision Lens Implant features concentric focusing rings that allow improved vision at near, intermediate, and far distances, as well as points in between.
“It’s a brand new category of lens that gives patients continuous vision and reduces their dependence and many times eliminates their dependence upon glasses following cataract surgery,” says Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island.
The Symfony Lens minimizes side effects related to cataract surgery, and is even available to patients with presbyopia or astigmatism.
“Giving them (patients) a natural type of vision where they are less dependent on glasses, makes them more comfortable, improves their self-confidence,”says Dr. Donnenfeld of Carle Place, Long Island.
Cataract Surgery in Annapolis
Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed operation in the United States. And with a 98% success rate, it is also has the highest success rate of any surgery. According to the National Eye Institute, “cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective types of surgery performed in the United States today.”
The Anne Arundel Eye Center (AAEC) is a regional leader in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. A consultation with board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles will help guide you through the treatment process and help you determine when cataract surgery makes the most sense for you.
Dr. Boles utilizes the LenSx® Laser, the most technologically advanced option for cataract patients today, to create a cataract surgery that’s 100% unique to each patient.
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Staffed by caring and knowledgeable professionals, AAEC’s state-of-the-art treatment center is dedicated to making the best eye care accessible to everyone.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Samuel Boles, Dr. Nicole Kershner Regis, Dr. Kathryn Turner, and the eye care specialists here at AAEC by calling 410-224-2010. AAEC is staffed by caring and knowledgeable professionals who will help guide you on your healing journey.