Inside of our eyes, we have a natural crystalline lens. This lens bends, or refracts, light rays that come into the eye to help us see. The lens should be clear, but with cataracts this lens slowly becomes cloudy and less flexible over the course of years. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss among aging adults.
Night blindness and difficulty driving at night
Increased sensitivity to sunlight and glare
Loss of seeing vivid colors
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Cataract surgery is a procedure where the natural, cloudy lens is removed and a new implant (IOL) is positioned in place of the clouded lens. Standard cataract surgery will improve your vision and can correct nearsightedness or farsightedness. Specialty lens implants are available to correct for astigmatic refractive error, as well as presbyopia (inability to see things up close).
Volusia Eye Associates is now offering DROPLESS cataract surgery
In traditional cataract surgery, the patient is required to instill multiple eye drops onto the surface of the eye for several weeks after surgery. With new technology, we are now able to administer these medications inside the eye during surgery. This allows less irritation to the surface of the eye, improves the convenience of the procedure, while also lowering costs to the patient. Ask about our dropless cataract surgery at your next appointment
Volusia Eye Associates also offers Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery to patients either have an astigmatic refractive error or have chosen a specialty IOL to correct their or presbyopia.
In laser-assisted cataract surgery, a unique imaging device is utilized to map the surface of the and analyze the lens. This information is used to program the laser to make very precise. Dr. Routh uses the laser to make the incisions in the cornea and the lens capsule that performed manually in traditional cataract surgery. The procedure then continues in the fashion as traditional cataract surgery
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