Cataract Surgery & IOL
As your eyes age, your vision can become cloudy and gradually impair your vision. Cataracts are a common cause of blurry vision, often resulting from aging, eye injury, or eye trauma.
Intraocular Lens Implantation (IOL) is performed during cataract surgery to replace the lens clouded by cataract. IOL options are now available to reduce eyeglass dependency, including the ReStor and astigmatism correcting Toric IOLs.
Our “no needles, no stitches, no patches” approach to cataract surgery results in rapid visual recovery. The procedure takes 10-20 minutes, and restrictions after surgery are minimal.
Risks and Benefits
Fortunately, cataract surgeries are highly successful procedures. The few complications which exist are becoming even more unlikely with new developments in anesthesia and surgical techniques. Rare complications include infection or hemorrhage within the eye, retinal detachment, or persistent double vision.
The very small risks associated with cataract surgery are more than offset by the excellent results. At Loma Linda University, over 99 percent of cataract surgery patients enjoy good vision after their surgeries.
Benefits of Cataract Surgery:
- Improved Color Vision;
- Greater clarity of vision;
- Improved quality of life;
- Greater freedom from corrective lenses.
Lens Choices after Cataract Surgery
Once the cataract has been removed, a lens implant is placed in the lens capsule to replace the focusing power of the natural lens. Lens implants are very small and are designed to fit permanently within the lens capsule, where they fill most of the functions of the natural lens.
There are several lens options available after cataract surgery, including the following offered at Loma Linda University:
Monofocal (single focus) implant
ReSTOR (multifocal) implant
TORIC (astigmatism correcting) implant
Crystalens (accommodative) implant
At Loma Linda University Health Care, our trusted, board-certified Cataract surgeons will help you find the right option for you.
For more information about Cataract Surgery please contact us by Requesting More Information. Find out how we can address your eye care needs today!
Why Choose Loma Linda?
Choosing a cataract surgeon is the single most critical decision you will make in having cataract eye surgery.
Loma Linda University Health Care, our trusted, board-certified Cataract surgeons are internationally known and have extensive experience and knowledge. Dr. Howard Gimbel, the head of Ophthalmology Department, was named one of the Top 25 Opthalmologists of the 20th Century for his contributions to Laser Eye Surgery such as LASIK and Cataract Surgery by The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Schedule a screening today to learn more about Cararact Surgery and discover from skilled, qualified experts whether these procedures are right for you.