What is a Cataract?
The natural lens of your eye is made mostly of water and protein. In most younger eyes, the lens is clear, allowing light to pass through to the retina so that light can be transmitted into signals to send to the brain. As you age, the proteins can begin to clump, gradually forming cloudy areas on the lens. This is a cataract.
Your quality of life can begin to suffer when cataracts take control of your vision.
Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in adults over age 55; by age 80, more than half of all Americans have cataracts.
Take Control of Your Vision with Cataract Surgery
At Palm Beach Eye Center, Board Certified Ophthalmologist Dr. George Khouri, has different methods of cataract surgery. After a one-on-one evaluation Dr. Khouri, will work with you to determine the best method for your unique vision challenges and goals.
- Laser cataract surgery with the LenSx® Lens laser system
- No Stitch, No Patch, No Injection cataract surgery
- Manual cataract surgery
Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery
- More precise and accurate cataract removal
- More accurate placement of your new replacement lens
- Less need for ultrasonic energy to remove the lens
- More efficient fragmenting of the cataract and quicker procedure time
Cataract Replacement Lens Options
After your cloudy lens is removed, a clear lens will be inserted. The standard lens replacement is called a monofocal IOL. It allows for the restoration of clear vision, but only at a specified distance. Patients often still need to wear glasses to correct conditions like astigmatism or presbyopia (the need for reading glasses).
At Palm Beach Eye Center, we go beyond monofocal lenses and offer Premium Lifestyle Lens options to meet your vision goals and lifestyle – often helping patients reduce or eliminate their need for glasses after surgery. We can help you determine which lens could provide you the very best vision after surgery.