Advanced Technology IOLs (ATIOLs)
These lenses are what we put inside the eye when you’re having cataract surgery.
There are many, many design available right now.
Some help with astigmatism and some are like getting bifocals permanently inside your eye.
Several tests need to be performed to see if you’re a candidate for such lenses.
Currently, we use SYMFONY, RESTOR, ACRYSOF-TORIC, TRULIGN, CRYSTALENS, and TECNIS IOLs.
A lot of people have glaucoma and cataracts.
We are using a new product called the iStent during cataract surgery to reduce glaucoma pressure.
One surgery = Two Procedures.
The results look promising.
We have added the IRIDEX laser as an additional procedure for our glaucoma patients. This laser is used in the operating room unlike the SLT laser.
Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
We ARE NOT using laser-assisted cataract surgery.
We have brought in –and returned–this technology into our surgical center and are not comfortable at this point recommending it to our patients.
We have begun our trials of stopping most eyedrops for our patients following cataract surgery!
We’ll keep you up-to-date on this exciting development.
Visian ICL: We’re doing them! If you’re not able to get LASIK/PRK, you may be a candidate. Talk to your doctor about it then call.