Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants
When you’re looking for an ophthalmologist in the Latham and Clifton Park area, it is our goal at Brass Eye Center to be your premier choice. We proudly utilize the latest in state-of-the-art technology to provide a number of high-quality eye care services that are dedicated to giving you the crystal clear vision that you deserve. One of these many surgeries that we offer in our Latham and Clifton Park, NY offices is cataract surgery.
A cataract is a gradual clouding of the eye’s natural lens. This condition will occur in everyone over time, and in over half of all adults over the age of 60. What makes this condition so problematic is that cataracts can cause many symptoms that include:
- Reduced depth perception
- Diminished color perception
- Seeing glare in sunlight
- Worse night vision
Not to worry though! At Brass Eye Center, our doctors are extensively trained in cataract removal and are equipped with technological advances and techniques that will give you the safest and most pain-free vision recovery possible. We offer the latest surgeries and procedures that will remove cataracts and help restore your vision. Virtually all cataract surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, under topical anesthesia. Well over 95% of these surgeries will improve a patient’s vision.
No-Stitch Cataract Surgery
This procedure is the most advanced surgical treatment that is available for cataract removal. No-stitch cataract surgery allows for a less invasive operation while also maintaining the highest standards of surgical care. This was considered a breakthrough because the procedure is performed through a very small corneal incision that’s also self-sealing. This allows patients to heal faster and resume their normal activities sooner than ever before. In addition, it’s also an incredibly quick procedure as the average treatment time will take less than ten minutes. Only drops are needed to numb the eye during this surgery.
Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
In Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery (or IOL surgery), the eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens. This type of surgery was approved by the FDA in 1981 and has provided an effective alternative for cataract patients. Before IOLs were used, patients with cataracts had to wear special contact lens or very thick eyeglasses in order to see after the natural lenses were removed during surgery.
Contact Your Latham and Clifton Park Ophthalmologist Today!
If you’d like to schedule an appointment at our Latham or Clifton Park, NY offices, we encourage you to give us a call at (518) 782-7827 or fill out our online appointment request form. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We can’t wait to hear from you and help you achieve crystal clear vision!