More than 2 million people have cataract surgery each year, making it one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States. However patients commonly misunderstand cataract to be a “skin” on the eye that must be removed or peeled off. A cataract is not a growth, but instead is a lens inside the eye that has turned cloudy. Cataracts cause issues with vision by scattering light as it passes through the eye to the retina. This light dispersal causes cataract symptoms such as blurred images, glare, loss of contrast, or starburst. This is often why we refer to seeing stars as a common symptom of cataracts.
Horizon Eye Specialists Lasik Center has been offering cataract surgery to the Phoenix and Scottsdale area since 1983, at one of our four conveniently located state-of-the-art facilities. When choosing a cataract surgery practice, you deserve experienced doctors, advanced technology and a center with a focus on personal patient care. It is our commitment to these higher standards that sets us apart. Your decision on where to go for vision correction should not be made lightly. At Horizon Eye Specialists Lasik Center, cataract removal is performed through a procedure called phacoemulsification. In this procedure, high-energy ultrasound waves are used to gently remove your cataract. Once the cataract is removed, a permanent, artificial lens is inserted.
After surgery with traditional monofocal lenses, most patients experience good vision either near or at a distance. In most cases, the monofocal lens provides good distance vision for driving, walking and some everyday activities. However, most people receiving monofocal lenses still require glasses to have a full range of vision. At Horizon Eye Specialists Lasik Center, we are proud to offer our patients custom cataract surgery with the premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) profiled in these options. These lenses are designed to reduce or eliminate your dependence on reading glasses, bifocals or trifocals.
With the Precision option, the surgeon can correct your vision during cataract surgery to give you precise distance or near vision depending on what is important to you. This is done by correcting your prescription at one aim and correcting your astigmatism. You will still need to wear glasses some of the time with this option.
At Horizon Eye Specialists your consultation will likely be the most thorough eye exam you’ve ever experienced. We pride ourselves at performing a detailed, careful review of your eye and medical history, using the latest technology to determine your current visual status, performing repeated testing if necessary, evaluating your entire eye health, and reviewing your specific visual needs and lifestyle demands.
If you are a candidate, we know “one size fits all” does NOT apply to refractive surgery and will elect the procedure we feel will provide the best outcome based on all the data gathered specific to you.