Cataracts result from protein deposits in the lens of your eyes that cause clouding. These opaque areas in your lens reduce the amount of light passed through the eyes, leading to impaired eyesight.
Common Signs and Symptoms
Simon Eye Associates recommends being proactive when it comes to your eye health. Our eye doctor in Newark, DE, points to the following symptoms as the most common signs of cataracts:
Simon Eye Associates’ trusted , explains that the following are the most common signs of cataracts:
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light and glare
- Difficulty seeing in dark places
- Fading or changing of colors
- Double vision
- Sudden and frequent prescription changes in your eyeglasses or contact lenses.
If you experience any of these symptoms, consult our doctors so we can perform an eye exam and begin planning your treatment regimen.
During the early phases, our doctors may prescribe eyeglasses. If symptoms persist, however, our specialists in ophthalmology in northern Delaware, may advise cataract surgery. We use the most advanced technologies available, including:
We use the most advanced technologies available, including:
- Multifocal Intraocular Lenses
Patients who select these lenses will have a full range of vision from distance to near resulting in functional independence from glasses. Our surgeons have extensive experience with the newest generation of these lenses.
- Astigmatism Correction
Astigmatism occurs when the cornea or lens develops an abnormal curvature. Patients have the option of implanting astigmatism correcting implants, or Toric implants, at the time of cataract surgery to reduce or eliminate astigmatism.
- Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)
The femtosecond laser is the newest advance in cataract surgery. The laser can be used to make incisions in the cornea, open the lens capsule, and cut the cataract into small pieces that can be extracted. This results in a surgery that heals more quickly and is more precise. This ensures more accurate results, especially in patients opting for multifocal or toric lenses. Our surgeons were one of the first to offer this technology to patients, and remain one of the most experienced with FLACS in the area.
- ORA System (Intraoperative Aberrometry)
In this procedure, our eye doctor performs a real-time assessment of the refractive error of your eye during surgery. This is considered one of the most reliable methods of selecting a lens implant for patients who have had refractive surgeries in the past. It also ensures accurate positioning of the lens implant for patients with astigmatism.
- Dropless Cataract Surgery
Our surgeons understand that post-surgery eye drops are costly and inconvenient. This alternative option allows our eye surgeons to inject medications at the end of the procedure, sparing you the expense and hassle of applying post-surgery eye drops.
Contact Simon Eye Associated today at (302) 239-1933 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.