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If you think you are ready for cataract surgery, we will give you an honest assessment of your need for surgery and your options at the time of surgery.
The lens in your eye is what becomes a cataract. A cataract is a clouding of the lens. The lens is about the same size as a large aspirin tablet. It is positioned just behind the iris (the central colored part of the eye). Some people say that as a cataract forms their vision blurs and it is like looking through smoke, or waxed paper. Cataracts are usually caused by the aging process but can also be caused by eye trauma, heredity, diabetes, and even some medications. Cataracts cause blurred or fuzzy vision and sensitivity to light because of glare. Visually significant cataract formation occurs at different rates and can affect one or both of your eyes at the same time.
Fortunately, when a cataract is visually significant, and a patient is ready for surgery, most cataracts can be safely removed with out-patient surgery. When a cataract is removed, we also replace the cataract with an artificial lens implant inside the eye. Cataract surgery should be thought about when your vision interferes with your daily functions, and more conservative approaches, such as new glasses have not worked. However, everyone’s visual needs and visual thresholds from cataracts can be slightly different.
Light Adjustable Lens
Using a special lens material designed by a Nobel Prize winning scientist, RxSight has developed the first intraocular lens (IOL) that allows you and your physician to optimize your vision following cataract surgery.
Despite numerous advances in modern cataract surgery technologies, only 6 out of 10 cataract patients achieve their targeted vision, and an even smaller percentage achieve excellent vision at all distances.¹ This is because it is very difficult to predict how your eye will heal before your cataract surgery.
With the Light Adjustable Lens, you can now customize your vision after your cataract surgery. You will have the unique ability to adjust and preview your vision until it meets your personal desires and lifestyle requirements. This optimization is done by your eye doctor after lens implantation through a series of office-based light treatment procedures that take only a few minutes each.
The Light Adjustable Lens delivers superior visual outcomes that non-adjustable IOLs cannot match.² In a study of 600 subjects, those who received the Light Adjustable Lens followed by adjustments were twice as likely to achieve 20/20 distance vision at 6 months without glasses as those who received a standard monofocal IOL.