BIFOCAL-LIKE IMPLANTS FOR CATARACT PATIENTS by Dr. Martha Jay, Eye Physician and Surgeon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
If you have cataracts you probably know how much surgery has improved over the years. You know that cataract surgery is a 10 minute procedure and that we have done away with shots and stitches. Most (95%) of people are thrilled with their results and cannot believe they can see that well again.
What you may not know is that we always replace your natural lens with a small plastic implant. In the past we could just correct your distance (driving etc) vision with the implants. Now we have bifocal-like implants that allow you to see far away and read without glasses.
Now before you get too excited, we don’t guarantee that you never wear glasses but it would be rare with these new implants. Three companies make them and the competition has been fierce to improve patient satisfaction. My current favorite lens is called the ReSTOR lens. This lens has been recently redesigned to improve vision at distance, near and intermediate (computer etc). The lens has the added advantage of ultraviolet protection for your retina and a low rate of secondary cataract formation.
What’s the best choice for you? That’s what we help you determine when you are seen for a cataract evaluation. Not everyone is a candidate for a ReSTOR implant so we will thoroughly explain your options and let you decide. You want access to the best possible eye care? You’ve got it at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals.
Martha F. Jay, Ph.D., M.D. * Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals, S.C.
11307 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI 53092 * 620 E. Green Bay Avenue, Saukville, WI 53080
phone: 262-241-1919 * web site: www.lakeshorevision.com