Cataracts: Symptoms and Treatment

ARE YOUR EYES LIKE A FOOTBALL OR BASEBALL? By Dr. Martha Jay, Cataract Surgeon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

By admin
January 31, 2011

Football season may be coming to an end but not our obsession with sports even when it comes to eye surgery.  You have football eyes if you have a curvature to the surface of your eyes.  This is called astigmatism.  You have baseball eyes if you do not.

So what’s the point of knowing if you have football or a baseball eyes?  It is key to determining which implant you should choose at the time of cataract surgery.  Cataract surgery is a very safe and relatively easy procedure to go through.  What’s new about cataract surgery is the choice of the implants.  If your eyes are like footballs because you have astigmatism, you would see better afterwords if we place a “Toric” implant at the time of your cataract surgery.

If you have eyes that are more like baseballs because you do not have astigmatism, you could benefit from implants that allow you to see far away, intermediate and close up after your surgery without glasses.  These “bifocal-like”  implants let you turn back the clock and be relatively free of glasses after surgery.

How can you tell if you have football or baseball eyes?  How can you know which implant is optimal for you at the time of cataract surgery?  We guide you through the options when we do a thorough eye examination to evaluate you for cataracts.  Remember, you only have cataract surgery once so it is important to consider all the possibilities to optimize your vision.

Call for your appointment at 262-241-1919.  Visit our web site at

Dr. Martha Jay is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist practicing in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin.

Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals offers the latest in medical and surgical eye care from small incision cataract surgery, blade-free iLASIK, glaucoma care, diabetic eye care, dry eye treatment, contact lens fitting and general eye examinations.  We have two Ophthalmologists (Dr. Martha Jay and Dr. Josephine-Liezl Cueto) and one Optometrist (Dr. Mark German).

BIFOCAL-LIKE IMPLANTS FOR CATARACT PATIENTS by Dr. Martha Jay, Eye Physician and Surgeon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

By admin
January 10, 2011

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:

Stay Connected

We want to hear from you