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Today’s Cataract Surgery

If you are over the age of 60, chances are that you have some clouding of the eye’s natural lens – also known as a cataract. Early changes may not disturb vision, but over time cataracts typically result in blurred or fuzzy vision and sensitivity to light. People with severe cataracts often say they feel as if they're looking through a waterfall or a piece of wax paper. There is no medical treatment that can prevent a cataract or reverse its development. Glasses may improve the vision and the prescription should be checked.  Once vision can no longer be improved with glasses, then surgery is the only effective treatment. The good news is that cataract surgery has made extraordinary advances over the past 30 years, resulting in a safe and effective procedure that returns good vision to millions of Americans each year. The procedure includes state-of-the-art microsurgery techniques, Laser cataract surgery featuring the Bausch and Lomb Victus system, Multifocal and Accomodative lens implants to reduce your need for glasses.  Dr. Palmon has over 19 years of experience in southwest Florida.  He specializes in no stitch, no patch, no needle cataract surgery.

New Lens Options for Better Vision

Most patients who undergo cataract surgery receive a single-focus intraocular lens, one which typically requires the use of reading glasses for such tasks as reading a newspaper or menu, or for close work such as threading a needle. Now patients can choose lenses with advanced optic designs that for most patients eliminate, or greatly reduce, their dependence on glasses. These FDA approved lenses include ReSTOR®, Cystalens, Tecnis Multifocal, and Toric lenses to correct astigmatism.  Each uses a slightly different optic technology to correct vision. Southwest Florida Eye Care physicians will determine the best lens for your lifestyle. 

How do I know which lens is right for me?

You’ll receive a comprehensive examination and a customized treatment plan that thoroughly explains your options. These advanced lenses and Laser treatments do cost more than the traditional cataract surgery, but Medicare will reimburse the costs equal to that of the traditional lens and surgery. For more information, please contact our office to schedule a vision evaluation.

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