Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cataract Surgery-Do I Still Need Glasses?

“When I perform Cataract Surgery for patients I have 2 main goals. The first is to remove the cloudy crystalline lens which is actually an optical component of the eye that provides focusing power. The second goal is to replace the optical and focusing power by implanting an intraocular lens (IOL) to provide the correct amount of focusing power to allow you to see clearly,” commented Marc Michelson, M.D. of Alabama Eye & Cataract Center.

If you wore glasses because you were nearsighted, farsighted or had astigmatism before you developed a Cataract it is possible for Dr. Michelson to use a carefully calculated IOL power or even special IOL that can correct astigmatism so that you may not need to wear eyeglasses to see at distance after your surgery. Today, it is even possible for Dr. Michelson to select IOLs that can correct both distance and near vision so that you can decrease, or even eliminate, your dependence on bifocals and reading glasses after Cataract Surgery.

If you think you have a Cataract or have been told you have a Cataract and would like to be less dependent on glasses it is worthwhile to schedule a consultation at Alabama Eye & Cataract Center to learn more about Cataracts, Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants by calling 205.930.0930.