Refractive Cataract Surgery offers you a whole new world of improved vision beyond what basic cataract surgery can provide. It’s an additional level of care that brings together the latest technological innovations in eye surgery to help obtain the best vision your eyes are capable of seeing. The precision of Laser Cataract Surgery adds a new dimension to obtaining the best vision possible.
When you select the Refractive Cataract Surgery option, Dr Coles will customize the correction of your nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and the refractive aging changes of your eye, including neutralizing spherical aberration (the micro-irregularities that detract from the optimum sharpness of vision). Refractive Cataract Surgery offers the possibility of vision previously only obtainable with more complex optical devices.
Intra Occular Implants (IOL)
An intraocular lens implant is a synthetic, artificial lens placed inside the eye that replaces the focusing power of a natural lens that is surgically removed, usually as part of cataract surgery
When the natural lens is removed, much of the eye’s focusing ability is lost. To restore vision, lost focusing power is usually replaced by one of three methods. The first method is the use of glasses. The required lens power is high and the corrective lens quite thick. This option is less desirable for cataract surgery on one eye since the magnification caused by the one thick lens may hinder binocularity. The second option is to wear a contact lens.This option can be utilized for cataract surgery on one or both eyes. However, handling and/or tolerating a contact lens can be difficult for some children. The third option is to place a permanent IOL inside the eye, making compliance less of an issue.