Seeing Is Believing With Cataract Surgery
NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Today, innovations in cataract surgery and intraocular lens options enable cataract surgeons to provide more personalized vision care. As a family ophthalmology practice, Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons, consists of five highly specialized New York eye doctors helping patients with complete eye exams, pediatric eye care, glaucoma, strabismus, and amblyopia, as well as LASIK and PRK and cosmetic plastic surgery.
Dr. Robert Chen and Dr. Glen Weiss, New York cataract surgeons, stress the benefits of cataract removal surgery, far beyond improving night vision, reducing glare, and achieving clarity. Emphasis on lifestyle factors during cataract lens selection can make all the difference in a patient’s cataract surgery results.
“Cataract surgery is no longer just about removing the cataract,” says Dr. Chen, “We talk with patients about how they live – and how they want to live – in order to select the best intraocular lens for their lifestyle.”
Dr. Chen and Dr. Weiss perform no-stitch phacoemulsification cataract surgery to painlessly break up and remove the clouded, hazy lens and replace it with an intraocular lens (IOL) implant. Lens selection is tailored to each patient’s ophthalmic condition and vision status, as well as daily activities and recreational pursuits.
Choosing your intraocular lens…
Traditional Monofocal IOL – corrects near vision or distance vision; many patients opt for distance vision and require only reading glasses or “cheaters” after surgery.
Toric IOL – similar to traditional monofocal IOL, plus astigmatism correction. Patients may require reading glasses after surgery, but have the ease of clear distance vision.
Presbyopia Correcting IOL – using RESTOR brand lenses, Dr. Chen and Dr. Weiss can correct near and distance vision during cataract surgery. Most patients achieve significant vision restoration with these lenses. A small degree of astigmatism can also be addressed.
After cataract surgery…
“RESTOR lenses pair very well with our advanced cataract surgery,” says Dr. Weiss, “Patients are astounded at the level of vision improvement. Not only is the cataract haze gone, they no longer need the glasses or contacts they’ve worn all their lives. They can swim, play golf, read, or sew with an ease and clarity they never had before.”
Even patients who are not candidates for Presbyopic lenses achieve vision improvement with cataract surgery. With cataracts, vision is impaired gradually and sometimes imperceptively. Patients learn to live with diminished vision and find ways to adapt to their changing eyesight, but left untreated, cataracts can lead to blindness.
Dr. Chen acknowledges, “Some patients fear cataract surgery but the safety of the procedure and the ease of recovery make the results much more satisfying. The two-in-one benefit of cataract removal and vision correction is life changing.”
Dr. Chen and Dr. Weiss help patients achieve a richer, more visually defined quality of life after surgery. Need-based cataract surgery is covered by insurance or Medicare. Patients are typically responsible for fees associated with more advanced intraocular lenses such as Toric or Presbyopic.
For over 40 years, the ophthalmologic experts at Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons have served patients throughout Westchester, Rockland, and Orange Counties, and the New York Metropolitan area. To schedule an appointment at their Bardonia, NY or Garnerville, NY office, visit www.rocklandeye.com or call 845-553-7060.
365 Route 304, Suite 101
Bardonia, New York 10954
171 Ramapo Road Route 202
Garnerville, New York 10923