- Laser Cataract Surgery
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- Cataract Surgery and Astigmatism
Cataract Surgery & Astigmatism
Horizon Eye Specialists & Lasik Center developed special solutions for patients with astigmatism who need to undergo cataract surgery. In our Phoenix offices we now use a couple of state-of-the-art computerized systems to ensure high quality of care to these patients.
Our eye surgeons use the ORA system to get accurate measurements of both posterior and anterior corneal toricity to fully encompass your astigmatism. The cataract surgery itself is performed using a advanced laser technology (LensAR) which our doctors use to create an incision, break the cloudy lens to soft pieces and perform astigmatic correction, all in the course of one surgery. The combination of these systems results in better vision for our patients and increases overall safety.
The last step of your laser cataract surgery will involve the implantation of an artificial lens to replace the cloudy cornea. For patients who have astigmatism that cannot be fully corrected with laser during surgery, our cataract specialists often recommend the AcrySof Toric intraocular lens (IOL) which was created especially to correct both astigmatism and cataracts. With over thirty million lenses implanted to date, AcrySof’s IOLs have proved to significantly improve distance vision as well as filter strong ultraviolet and blue lights.
Our cataract surgical team is led by Dr. Robert McCulloch, who has successfully operated in 23,000 cases of cataract removal and corneal transplantations. Call today (602) 467-4966 or schedule a consultation online at one of our five locations in Scottsdale, Arrowhead, Phoenix, and Goodyear.