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Customized Cataract Surgery

You Have Choices!


There are five options for you to consider for correcting your vision after cataract surgery. You need to consider your lifestyle and your daily activities to help you decide which is going to be the best option for you. Before your surgery, you need to understand all the options available to you and the choices that you will make. Patients often find so much information confusing or overwhelming. Please: don't worry or be afraid! We understand your concerns and the surgeons and staff of Palmetto Eye & Laser Center will take all the time that you need to help you understand these options. We want you to be comfortable and confident that you are making the best choices for you and your life.


During cataract surgery, the natural lens of your eye which is cloudy is removed and an artificial lens (IOL) is implanted to permanently correct your vision.  There are several surgical technologies, lens types, and vision enhancement choices available to you. We offer these options so that you will have the most comfortable vision for you and your lifestyle after surgery. It is important to understand that not all these options are suitable for every patient. Our surgeons and staff are happy to answer all of your questions and will assist you in making the best possible decision for your eyes. Helping you make the decision that is best for you is how Palmetto Eye & Laser Center's surgeons and staff focus on "Keeping you in Sight!"


During cataract surgery, the natural lens of your eye that is cloudy is removed, perhaps using a state of the art laser for optimized and bladeless cataract surgery. Before your surgery, you need to consider whether Bladeless Laser Optimized Cataract Surgery or Traditional Cataract Surgery is right for you, plus which lens replacement and vision enhancement options will give you the most comfortable vision after surgery. Your doctor will answer all your questions about these choices and will assist you in making the best possible decision for your eyes.


Below you will find information about all the cataract surgery technique choices and lens replacement choices that will enhance your vision after cataract surgery.



Options:

Bladeless Laser Optimized Cataract Surgery


Premium Multifocal Lens (Presbyopia Correcting)


Premium Toric Lens (Astigmatism Correcting)


Premium Monovision Correction (Standard Lens in one eye for distance and in the other eye for near vision)


Monofocal Lens (Standard)



Bladeless Laser Optimized Cataract Surgery


Laser optimized cataract surgery is an advanced, precision LASIK technology that operates with computer assisted accuracy and control. The FDA approved, state of the art LenSx® Femtosecond Laser allows surgeons to remove cataracts without any manual incisions using scalpel blades. It is the most technologically advanced option for cataract surgery in the world! Laser optimized cataract surgery lets you have a bladeless, precise, and customized cataract removal procedure.


The surgeons of Palmetto Eye & Laser Center are proud to introduce this exciting new technology to the Upstate of South Carolina! If you have cataracts, now is the best time in history to have them removed!


Click here to see more about Laser Optimized Cataract Surgery

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Premium Multifocal Lens (Presbyopia Correcting)


These lenses are the 'state-of-the-art' choice in intraocular lens implants and they offer the highest possibility of spectacle freedom after cataract or refractive lens surgery of any option! These lenses provide a range of uncorrected (no glasses correction) vision after surgery, with studies showing 85-90% of patients seldom or never needing glasses for distance, intermediate, or near tasks.


A Multifocal Lens is a great choice for those patients who would like less dependence on their glasses.  It is a unique lens because it provides vision correction at all distances!  (Distance, mid-point, reading)  There is a period of accommodation (adjustment) after surgery for the brain to learn to process all the new and multiple images, but over time many people find that they do not need their glasses at all!


Medicare and other insurance companies do not cover this lens implant, but they DO allow the patient to pay for the upgraded, state of the art technology and the special surgeon skills and techniques that are needed to implant this lens.


Financing options are available for your convenience.

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Premium Toric Lens (Astigmatism Correcting)


For those patients with moderate amounts of astigmatism (corneal curvature irregularity), this lens implant offers an excellent opportunity to correct one of the most common ocular imperfections during cataract surgery!  This lens offers the patient the best possibility of unaided DISTANCE vision.


A Toric Lens is for patients with astigmatism who would like to be able to see as clearly as possible in the distance (driving, watching TV, reading a wall clock across the room) without needing glasses.  Most patients with astigmatism have been frustrated for years because it is so difficult to treat with glasses and contact lenses.  This lens implant can offer a crispness and clarity of vision for patients with astigmatism than they have ever seen before!


This highly advanced lens implant is not covered by Medicare or most private insurance companies, but they DO allow the patient to pay for the upgraded technology and the special surgeon skills and techniques that are needed to implant this lens.


Financing options are available for your convenience.

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Premium Monovision Correction (Standard Lens in one eye for distance and in the other eye for near vision)


Another alternative for the patient who would like to reduce their dependence on glasses after cataract surgery is a Monovision (Pseudophakic) Lens Implant. Many patients have successfully used this option with contact lenses and LASIK, and it is a good option for  the cataract surgery patient as well. There is extensive preoperative testing required to  test the patient's candidacy, and this may require a contact lens trial prior to surgery for some patients. There are additional fees for these tests, assessments AND any follow-up testing after surgery. There is no additional expense for the lens implant.


The additional fees for this advanced portion of cataract surgery are not  covered by Medicare or private insurance companies, but they DO allow patients to pay for the special surgeon skills and techniques that are needed to implant this lens.


Financing options are available for your convenience.

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Monofocal Lens (Standard)


The Standard Lens implant of traditional cataract surgery is still an effective option.  It corrects distance vision ONLY.  These lenses use the latest in standard lens implant designs and materials, and they offer patients excellent vision results with glasses for near and mid-range tasks and activities. Unless the patient has a significant amount of astigmatism, distance vision should require a minimal reliance on glasses. Most patients continue to need glasses for tasks like reading and computer work because near and mid-range vision is blurred without glasses correction.

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