Glasses after Cataract Surgery-Do I need them?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Glasses after Cataract Surgery-Do I Need Them?

“When we perform Cataract Surgery there are really two main goals we hope to accomplish. First, we want to remove the cloudy crystalline lens. The lens is actually an optical component of the eye that provides focusing power. Second, we want to replace the optical and focusing power that was provided by crystalline lens by implanting an intraocular lens (IOL) to provide the correct amount of focusing power to allow you to see clearly”, said Corneal Specialist and Cataract Surgeon Leslie Doctor, M.D.

If you wore glasses because you were nearsighted, farsighted or had astigmatism before you developed a Cataract, it is possible for Dr. Doctor to use a carefully calculated IOL power or even a special IOL that can correct astigmatism so that you may not need to wear eyeglasses to see at distance after your surgery. Today, it is even possible for Dr. Doctor to implant an intraocular lens (IOL) that can correct both distance and near vision so that you can decrease, or even eliminate, your dependence on bifocals and reading glasses after Cataract Surgery.

If you think you have a Cataract or have been told you have a Cataract and would like to be less dependent on glasses please feel free to contact us with your questions about Cataracts, Cataract Surgery or Lens Implants or schedule an appointment by calling Doctor & Associates at 203-227-4113.