Cataracts & New Technology
Dr. Peter Gordon is a board certified surgeon who is fellowship trained in cataract surgery. Our entire team of board certified surgeons - Drs. Peter Gordon, Paul McManus, Laura Bealer, Indira Menon and Ajeet Dhingra - have years of experience in providing the latest technology for treatment and removal of cataracts.
A cataract is a loss of transparency, or clouding, of the normally clear lens of the eye. As one ages, chemical changes occur in the lens that make it less transparent. The loss of transparency may be so mild vision is hardly affected or so severe that no shapes or movements are seen, only light and dark. When the lens gets cloudy enough to obstruct vision to any significant degree, it is called a cataract. Glasses or contact lenses cannot sharpen your vision if a cataract is present.
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New Premium Implants
New reliable vision correction intraocular implants, known as Premium Lens Implants, and often referred to as “Lifestyle Lens Implants” are available and could be a suitable option for you. To determine if these premium lens implants are right for you, it is important to discuss with your surgeon.
In the past, patients only had the option of monofocal lens implants, which enabled vision at one distance only. Now these new implants can offer a wide spectrum of vision including near, intermediate and far vision.
Multifocal Lens Implants for Patients with or without Presbyopia
These implants enable patients to see at near, far and intermediate distances after surgery. AcrySof® ReSTOR® is a breakthrough lens that uses apodized diffractive technology to give patients a full range of vision -- near through distance -- and greatly reduces their reliance on reading glasses or bifocals. The AcrySof® ReSTOR® intraocular lens (IOL) is an artificial lens used in cataract surgery for patients with or without presbyopia. The unique patented optic design results in highly predictable visual acuity results, meaning patients can read the text on items such as prescription bottles, magazines, newspapers and computer screens, while also providing the ability to see items at a distance independent of reading glasses or bifocals. In fact, clinical trials have demonstrated that four out of five patients reported never wearing glasses or bifocals following bilateral cataract surgery.
For more information visit http://www.acrysofrestor.com
ReStor patient education video
Toric Implants for Patients with Astigmatism
The AcrySof® Toric Intraocular Lens (IOL) is an advanced technology that now makes it possible to correct the cataracts clouding your vision — AND the corneal astigmatism distorting your vision — all at the same time.
The technology behind the AcrySof® Toric IOL offers precise astigmatic correction that reduces or eliminates corneal astigmatism and delivers significantly improved distance-vision without glasses or contacts for cataract patients with pre-existing astigmatism.
With the AcrySof Toric lens, your distance vision can be clear and vibrant, all in just one step!
For more information visit http://www.acrysofiqtoric.com .
Toric patient education video