A cataract is any opacity which develops in the crystalline lens of the eye. The most common reason cataracts develop are because of our age and our family history. Surgery is a same day out patient operation. There is no longer a need for injections, stitches, or patches with modern cataract surgery. You receive a lens implant after the cataract is removed, which will improve your eyesight.
In addition, multiple other factors can contribute to the development of cataracts. These include: medication and medical conditions, such as diabetes.
When eyeglasses no longer correct your vision to a satisfactory level and reading or night driving is a problem for you, cataract surgery can restore your vision.
Yag Laser- for post cataract capsulotomies and acute angle closure glaucoma.
Argon Laser-for diabetic retinopathy and retinal holes.
SLT laser-is the most up to date "cold" laser for glaucoma surgery.
Excimer and Femtosecond Intralase Laser-for lasik surgery
Optic Nerve Scanning Laser Polarimeter- used for monitoring glaucoma, which is the standard of care for glaucoma monitoring.
Digital Fluorescein Angiography- one of the "newest" clinically proven technology for managing Macular Degeneration.
Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT)-scans the macula for signs of "wet" macula generation, swelling for the retina from diabetes and inflammation