Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cataract Lens Implants & Vision

Aspheric lens Implants can give excellent vision after cataract surgery as they can be designed to improve image quality by minimizing spherical aberration. “We know that as we age and the crystalline lens of the eye starts to progress toward the formation of a cataract, there is an increase in the overall spherical aberration of the eye which is important to neutralize with aspheric lens implants after cataract surgery,” commented NJ Cataract and Corneal Specialist Joel Confino, M.D. of The Eye Care &  Surgery Center in Westfield. “Aspheric lens implants for cataract surgery have pretty much become routine for almost all of our patients.”

Leslie Doctor, M.D., a Corneal Specialist and Connecticut Cataract Surgeon remarked, “Hearing cataract patient feedback about the sharpness of their vision-especially in dim lighting conditions or driving at dusk-really motivates me to use aspheric lens implants of some type for all of my cataract surgery patients. Recent studies on aspheric lens implants support what patients tell us. It is probably not just Norwalk and Fairfield County cataract patients, but all patients today are really quite knowledgeable and want the best possible vision.”

“We have been studying optical aberrations in cataract patients for some time,” stated Marc Michelson, M.D. of Alabama Eye & Cataract Center in Birmingham. “We too use aspheric lens implants as a matter of course for our cataract patients. They just give our patients a higher quality of vision after their cataract surgery. Cataract surgery techniques are quite advanced-now with the more sophisticated lens implant designs we have available we can continue to help patients get better and better vision after their cataracts are removed.”

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