Our eye surgeons often meet with patients who had Lasik surgery a few years ago and currently suffer from cloudy/narrowed vision due to cataracts. After reaching the age of fifty, most men and women are likely to develop cataracts, regardless of their eye correction history. In the case of former Lasik patients, our cataract specialists recommend taking some precautions to ensure an optimal removal of the cloudy lens and successful replacement with one of the latest generation of IOL lenses (Tecnis, Symfony, and the AcrySof Toric intraocular lens).
In general, Lasik and PRK surgeries, which are most common to correct vision problems, result in a thinner cornea in patients. When the doctors at Horizon Eye Specialists & Lasik Center approach such a patient, they need to use advanced systems in order to measure your optical eye aberrations. They use the ORA (OptiwaveTM Refractive Analysis) system that contains a non-invasive instrument and a specialized computer to interpret complex optical data and accurately plan your surgery.
If you had Lasik or PRK before and you are now looking for a center to have your cataract surgery, take into consideration that we are one of the first centers in Phoenix to offer laser cataract surgery. The advanced procedure automates many of the steps that were previously done manually by the surgeon and as a result the degree of accuracy and the level of results are better than ever. Our lead cataract expert Dr. McCulloch has over 24 years of experience in the field and participated in over 23,000 cataract and implantation of corneas in his career. Call today 602-467-4966 or click on the “book an appointment” button to set up a time to come in for a consultation with our cataract specialists in one of our convenient locations in Scottsdale, Arrowhead, Phoenix, and Goodyear.