About 10 million people have cataract surgery worldwide per year. At Precision Eye Institute in Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach, and Daytona Beach, Florida, the team, headed by Orest Krajnyk, MD, and Sean McLoughlin, OD, offers cataract surgery using the latest advanced innovations and technology. The premier in-office surgical suite, the only one of its kind in Volusia County, is a comfortable and convenient place to restore your vision — and you can even go home the same day. Book your appointment online or call the office nearest to you to schedule a cataract surgery consultation now.
Cataract surgery is a procedure that removes your cloudy eye lens and places a new intraocular lens (IOL) in its place. Cataracts usually develop with age. By age 80, more than 50% of Americans have cataracts or have undergone cataract surgery.
Fortunately, you need not live with blurry vision. Cataract surgery is a safe and proven procedure, giving more than 90% of people improved vision and better quality of life.
Precision Eye Institute performs outpatient cataract surgery in their state-of-the-art surgical suite right in the office, the only one of its kind in Volusia County. You receive local anesthesia to numb your eye and a sedative before your surgery but remain awake for the procedure.
Your surgeon creates tiny openings in the eye (usually with a laser like the LenSX® femtosecond laser) and breaks down the cloudy eye lens. They then suction the old lens out of your eye and place your IOL.
Some IOLs are rigid and require an incision for placement, while others are foldable and may need only a small opening. Once in place, a foldable lens unfurls to fill your lens capsule.
The main types of IOLs include:
Monofocal IOLs have a single prescription, usually for distance vision. They generally replace your regular glasses, but you still need reading glasses for close-up vision.
Multifocal IOLs correct both distance and near vision, much like bifocal or progressive lenses in glasses. With multifocal IOLs, you can have good vision with no glasses or contacts.
Toric IOLs correct significant astigmatism (abnormal curvature of the eye cornea or lens). These lenses, which come in monofocal and multifocal versions, have orientation indicators that help your surgeon place them in the proper place to correct your astigmatism.
Accommodating IOLs shift within your eye to improve your focus at different distances. Most people don’t need glasses or contacts with accommodating IOLs, but they could need reading glasses for long periods of close-up visual tasks.
There are many options within each category, so you’ll have an ultrasound prior to your surgery to determine which kind of IOL works best for your needs.
Precision Eye Institute offers patients with cataracts the amazing ability to see even better than they did before the cataracts developed. Call the office nearest to you or book your consultation online today.