At Cohen Laser and Vision Center, we typically combine cataract surgery with the use of the femtosecond laser, making this the safest and most advanced method of cataract removal. This combination takes an already beautiful operation and makes it truly elegant. It does so by customizing the procedure and adding exquisite and unparalleled accuracy and safety.
After much careful research on each femtosecond laser system available, we chose the CATALYS Laser from Optimedica/AMO. Unlike other femtosecond lasers on the market, the CATALYS was the only system designed specifically for cataract surgery. With ongoing advances, it now enables us to achieve greater precision when correcting astigmatism. This, along with enhanced safety features, makes the CATALYS clearly the leader in the field of laser cataract surgery.
Choosing an intraocular lens is an important decision you will make with your doctor's guidance. There are several types of lenses to choose from:
Monofocal IOL: These basic lenses offer good distance vision, but patients with a monofocal IOL will likely need prescription glasses to achieve “perfect” vision, since they do not correct for any astigmatism.
Toric IOL: A toric lens is a monofocal lens, meaning it only focuses for distance, but provides a distinct advantage in that it will correct for an astigmatism as well. This allows for greater clarity and less glare when watching TV or driving.
Extended-depth-of-focus (EDOF) lens: An EDOF lens can provide excellent distance vision, but also allows for clarity in intermediate distances as well (e.g. dashboard, computer, countertop).
Multifocal IOLs (MFIOL): These trifocal lenses are the most advanced lenses available in the US today, offering distance, astigmatism, mid-range, and close vision with minimal compromises. Some users report that glare or haloes around lights are more common with this type of lens.
Light-adjustable-lenses (LAL): The new LAL technology provides unparalleled accuracy and clarity since the final prescription is adjusted after surgery. Currently this lens technology is not offered at CLVC.
The surgeons at Cohen Laser & Vision Center will discuss your lens options with you and recommend the one that best meets your needs and goals. Call us today at (561)981-5338.
Whether you want to schedule a consultation or have specific questions, we're here to assist you. Reach out today, and let's start the process of improving your vision.