Choosing The Best Lens Option For Refractive Cataract Surgery
During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens of the eye is replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). This long term artificial lens is completely transparent, meaning patients won't develop cloudy vision again once it is in place. A premium IOL takes things a step further by improving your eyesight as well. Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center is excited to offer a range of cataract lens options so individuals can lessen their reliance on glasses.
The right high-quality lenses allow patients to see clearly at near and far distances, as well as everything in between. So what happens during cataract surgery, and what is the best cataract lens option for your situation? When you see board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Young H. Choi, we can perform a thorough assessment to determine the perfect lens for your situation. Learn about the benefits of cataract eye surgery in the Birmingham, AL area by scheduling a consultation today.
Your consultation for refractive cataract surgery
Refractive cataract surgery offers patients improved vision beyond what basic cataract procedures provide. It is usually recommended for individuals with significant levels of nearsightedness or farsightedness. It is also offered to patients with corneal tissue that is not thick enough for traditional laser refractive surgeries, such as LASIK. When discussing this procedure, Dr. Choi will review your vision needs to see whether we can eliminate or lessen your need for glasses.
What happens during cataract surgery?
So, what happens during cataract surgery? Some patients are hesitant about getting this procedure because they are nervous or afraid. Rest assured that refractive cataract surgery is a simple outpatient procedure that generally takes 10 – 20 minutes to complete. Prior to surgery in Birmingham, AL, we offer a gentle sedative and administer eye drops to numb the area. Dr. Choi makes a small incision in the cornea to break up and remove the lens. We then implant the best cataract lens that works with your vision.
Your premium lens options
There are many cataract lens options available based on your individual needs and lifestyle choices. Does your work require spending your day in front of the computer? You may require a lens tailored for near-range vision. Would you like to drive without the need for contact lenses or glasses? An IOL can help you see farther away without worry. Some lenses even allow you to see at different distances. Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center offers the following options at our clinic for your benefit:
Monofocal/Blended Vision Implants
Choose the best cataract lens for your vision
At one point in time, doctors only had limited cataract lens options. Today, there are a variety of solutions available so you can see more clearly than ever before. Young H. Choi, M.D. Eye Surgery Center is proud to offer expert help and advice in the treatment of cloudy vision in Birmingham, AL. If you would like further information about premium interocular lenses, contact our clinic to meet with board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Young H. Choi. We can decrease your dependence on glasses and guide you to the path of improved eyesight.