Tools for cataract surgery are always evolving. The miLoop is very useful in advanced cataracts, or for use where newer technology is unavailable.
New IOL's (intraocular lenses) for cataract surgery can protect the eye from UV and blue light that can cause progression of macular degeneration
When will you need cataract surgery? Many factors go into answering that question, and different types of cataracts progress at different rates.
The Crystalens IOL (Lens implant) is a unique lens for increased independence from glasses and contacts. It is the only FDA approved IOL in the US.
A variety of lens implants, also known as IOL's are available for cataract surgery patients in Macomb County. Different IOL's provide freedom from glasses in the office of Dr. William Goldstein
Cataract surgery post op care is very important to ensure the best vision outcomes. Our cataract surgery patients in Detroit are given careful instructions in order to gain the best vision.
According to reports from the Center for Disease Control, 3 million Americans undergo cataract operations every year. The same report showed that 98% of those surgeries yielded positive results. Dr. William Goldstein is providing revolutionary cataract surgery in Michigan to allow patients great results, and greater independence from glasses.
Cataract surgery is generally not performed on both eyes together. In hospitals and surgery centers with advanced technology, the gap between the surgeries of the two eyes can be between 5 to 15 days. During this period, elderly patients find difficulty in driving. Visual acuity is generally tested after a cataract surgery, but what should also be tested, for issuing a drivers license, is the contrast sensitivity in both the eyes.
Those who don’t like to wear glasses have the option of LASIK, but not everyone is the right candidate for LASIK. They have yet another option of vision correction known as Clear Lens Extraction and Replacement (CLEAR™) designed for those over 40 years and as a LASIK alternative.
A normal eye functions by letting light in through the cornea and the lens, which then falls on the retina at the back of the eye. The cornea accounts for most of the focusing power of the eye by refracting light into the eye. The lens, by varying its shape and further refracting the light, is responsible for fine tuning the focusing range such as focusing on near or far subjects. A highly nearsighted or myopic eye may be to extreme that a patient may not be a candidate for LASIK. Clear lens extraction, also known as ReLEx surgery may be performed.