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Premium Cataract Surgery

 Premium Cataract Surgery

Cataracts refer to an age-related eye condition where the lens in your eye becomes clouded. Starting in your 40s, your risk of developing cataracts begins to gradually increase; about half of all Americans have cataracts by age 75. 

Without treatment, cataracts impact your ability to see clearly, causing cloudy vision, increased sensitivity to light, difficulty reading and watching TV, reduced night vision, and diminished ability to see vibrant colors.

Cataracts are common, but you don’t need to lose your vision to them. Dr. Mehrak Marzban routinely performs highly precise and personalized cataract surgery to restore vision for men and women here at Maryland Eye Care Center in Silver Spring and Hyattsville, Maryland. 

Don’t let untreated cataracts impact your ability to see clearly. Here’s what you need to know about premium cataract surgery.

What is premium cataract surgery?

Normally, the lens in your eye focuses light on your retina to produce a sharp image. Your lens should be clear (to let light in), but with cataracts, protein buildup causes the lens to cloud up.

Cataract surgery removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). 

There are many types of artificial lenses, including standard and premium IOLs. Premium IOLs are used in premium cataract surgery and provide more benefits than a standard IOL. Standard IOLs 一 the most basic IOL option 一 are monofocal, which means they only focus one distance. This means that you’d still need to wear glasses or contacts to make up for the uncorrected vision. 

If you want clear vision without eyeglasses, you might consider a premium IOL. Most people who opt for standard IOLs have their lenses set for distance vision and then use reading glasses to correct their near vision. Premium IOLs can address multiple focal points (near and far) and eliminate the need for wearing glasses post-surgery.

Types of premium IOLs

If you want clear vision without eyeglasses, you might consider a premium IOL. There are many different kinds of premium lenses, including multifocal lenses, extended depth-of-focus (EDOF) lenses, accommodative lenses, and toric lenses. Below we highlight two of the most common premium lenses: toric IOL and multifocal IOL.

You might consider toric IOL if…

… you have astigmatism, a condition that causes blurry vision. Toric IOLs are premium lenses that correct both cataracts and astigmatism at the same time. 

You might consider multifocal IOL if … 

… you have myopia or hyperopia. Just like astigmatism, myopia and hyperopia are caused by refractive errors, leading to vision problems. Multifocal IOLs correct nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia) in a single lens. In other words, cataract surgery with a multifocal IOL can treat your cataract while restoring your vision and eliminating your need to wear glasses.

During your cataract surgery consultation, one of our expert providers reviews your health history, determines the severity of your cataract symptoms, and performs a comprehensive exam. Depending on your specific vision needs, we suggest the appropriate premium lens. 

Laser surgery + premium lenses = freedom from eyeglasses 

At Maryland Eye Care Center, we offer a winning combination of laser-assisted cataract surgery and premium lenses to restore your clear vision — and improve your quality of life. 

Laser surgery is safe, more accurate, and can provide better outcomes. And because premium IOLs treat cataracts while improving your distant, intermediate, and near vision, most people can put away their eyeglasses after premium cataract surgery.

Regardless of which type of IOL you receive, if you’re struggling with cloudy vision, sensitivity, or diminished colors, cataract surgery could be a breath of fresh air.

To find out if premium cataract surgery is right for you, schedule a consultation at Maryland Eye Care Center today. Call one of our three convenient locations or book an appointment online.

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