Cataracts are among the most common eye problems and are generally associated with aging. A cataract is the clouding of the lens inside the eye. Untreated, cataracts can lead to difficulty reading, driving or engaging in other day-to-day activities. In severe cases, cataracts can even lead to blindness. The good news is that vision loss related to cataracts is reversible and simpler than ever with our cataract surgery in Los Angeles. Almost 25.7 million Americans 40 or older suffer from cataracts, and that number is expected to grow 50% by 2032. At Advanced Vision Care, our Los Angeles cataract treatment is effective and can get you substantial results.
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SYMPTOMS OF CATARACTS
Cataracts is a process that happens as you age and can have a variable impact on vision. These include glare during nighttime driving, blurry vision that is not corrected with glasses or contacts, and difficulty reading printed materials.
Other symptoms include:
- Clouded, dim, or blurry vision
- Difficulty seeing during the night
- Sensitivity to light and glares
- “Halos” seem to appear around lights
- Frequent changes in eyeglass prescription
- Fading or yellowing of colors
- Double vision in a single eye
What is cataract surgery and what should I expect during my visit to the office?
You need a cataract surgery Los Angeles patients find is safe and effective. Our clinic provides just that, improving your vision by removing the cloudy cataract and replacing it with a clear lens personalized to your unique eye. There are many options available to you. Your surgeon will help you decide which option is best for your needs including cutting-edge laser eye surgery for cataracts.
First, your eyes will be measured with the latest imaging technology. Your surgeon will then review the data with you and perform a comprehensive examination. Depending on your hobbies, work, and visual needs your surgeon will discuss which lenses are best suited for you. At Advanced Vision Care, we take pride in developing a customized treatment plan that empowers the patient to make an informed decision about this important choice.
Refractive Cataract Surgery
Refractive cataract surgery is a treatment option that goes above and beyond regular cataract surgery. Refractive cataract surgery allows patients to experience less dependency on glasses after surgery.
Advanced Vision Care is a leading provider of this procedure, having successfully carried out this treatment over several years, with highly successful outcomes on scores of patients. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will conduct an in-depth examination to determine the exact course of treatment, including which type of lens implant will best suit you. With the advancement of science, the type of lens used, multifocal, trifocal, or extended depth of focus, in this procedure is designed to last a lifetime so there is no need to repeat this procedure once it has been done.
Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even astigmatism can all be corrected with refractive cataract surgery. This improved level of care combines the benefits of standard cataract surgery and the latest scientific innovations to help you attain the best vision possible. At Advanced Vision Care, a personalized course of treatment will be drawn up for you, taking into account your lifestyle habits and requirements, all in an effort to select the very best plan of action to help eliminate not only the symptoms of cataracts but also to assist you in attaining the goal of corrective-free vision.
COMPARING LASER AND TRADITIONAL CATARACT SURGERY
restoring vision together
Restoring your vision to the fullest possible extent is of paramount importance in leading an active and healthy lifestyle. Complex cataract cases may require more in-depth pre-operation procedures and advanced treatments. The trusted team at Advanced Vision Care can help you improve your vision no matter how complex your case may seem.
What is Astigmatism and why is it important to correct it?
Astigmatism occurs when the eye’s shape is not perfectly rounded, like a basketball. Instead, when shaped like a football the light rays entering the eye get bent in many different directions. This may produce a blurred image at both long and short distance vision. It is important to remember that when a cataract is removed, in most cases there is still astigmatism left behind. Astigmatism can be treated with the femtosecond laser as well as a lens in the eye (a toric lens).
What is presbyopia and how can cataract surgery help?
Presbyopia is an age-related loss of flexibility in the eye’s lens. This makes it difficult to read close-up objects like smartphones and newspapers. Selecting the right implantable lens to fit your lifestyle may lessen the need for glasses. Your surgeon is well versed in all currently available specialty lenses, including Symfony, PanOptix, TECNIS Multifocal, ReSTOR, and toric lenses. Additionally, we are involved in pivotal trials for new presbyopia lenses coming to the market in the United States.
What is Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery?
The Femtosecond Laser (CATALYS and LenSx) is a treatment with a bladeless laser instrument that uses real-time precision measurements of the eye to correct astigmatism and minimize the amount of energy used during cataract surgery. In addition, laser energy is used to soften the cataract before removal.
What is the ORA system?
The ORA system is a technology used during the cataract procedure to provide real-time data to the surgeon. Using ORA, your surgeon confirms that the correct lens power is being used and is also able to refine astigmatism treatment.
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WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE
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When should you get cataract surgery?
Cataracts can take years to develop and you’ll find out that you have cataracts when your vision begins to change. If you experience hazy vision, clouding in the eye, sensitivity to light and night vision problems, you should visit our Century City eye clinic immediately. Our Los Angeles cataract surgery site is one of the most reputed clinics for cataract treatment in Los Angeles. You can trust us for quality care.
Risk of recurrence & secondary cataract surgery
Cataract surgery involves the complete removal and replacement of the lens. This artificial lens isn’t prone to getting cataracts and you won’t have to worry about recurrence.
However, in about one-third of cases, the inside facing section of the new lens may start to cloud, affecting your vision. This is called a posterior capsular opacification or a secondary cataract. The good news is that you don’t need surgery to fix the issue.
Our doctors will perform an in-office procedure called YAG laser capsulotomy, which will strip away the clouding at the back part of the lens, giving you clear vision.
YAG LASER CAPSULOTOMY
Recovering from cataract surgery
At Advanced Vision Care, we use new-age technology to assess your eye and identify the size, placement, and severity of cataracts. This ensures that the most precise laser surgical treatment is provided.
Right after the surgery, your eyes may be swollen and red. You may also experience minor tenderness, dryness, and pain. Your eyesight will be blurry for a few days but all these symptoms should disappear within a few days. It is advised that you arrange transportation ahead of time as you will be unable to drive.
Your eyes may be sensitive to light at this time. You will be asked to wear sunglasses or eye shields for a few days. Don’t look directly at the sun or rub your eyes after the surgery. Our doctors will prescribe medication to treat pain and inflammation and prevent infection. It is best to take your medication as prescribed. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.
Complex Cataract Surgery
There are certain conditions that make some people not eligible to receive standard cataract surgery. Previous injuries or trauma to the eyes, certain medications, corneal swelling, or pre-existing eye conditions, among others, can all lead to a patient not being eligible for standard cataract surgery.
The medical team at Advanced Vision Care are renowned for cataract surgery in Los Angeles, with both expertise and long-term experience in dealing with complex cataract cases.
Patients commonly referred to our center by other surgeons across the nation, arrive for treatment of high corneal astigmatism, floppy iris syndrome, Flomax cataracts, extremely dense cataracts, intraocular lens dislocation and other conditions, disqualifying them from simple cataract surgery.
With advanced training and equipment, our facility is a haven for those suffering from unique factors allowing us to provide more complex cataract treatment options.