Many of our patients came to us initially because they were interested in getting rid of glasses with refractive surgery.
If they had any trace of a cataract, they were not candidates for LASIK. As their cataracts have grown, the advances in cataract surgery have grown, too.
Four years ago, Dr. Keamy began offering multifocal and toric lens implants. In the past year, more patients have elected to have these premium lenses inserted at the time of cataract surgery.
In traditional cataract surgery, the cataract or cloudy lens is removed surgically. Basic cataract surgery replaces the naturual lens with a plastic monofocal lens. The monofocal lens does not correct astigmatism; however, it can make a patient see clearer at either near or far but not at both distances.
A premium toric lens can correct an astigmatism for clearer vision at either distance or up close. A premium multifocal lens can correct vision for both distance and up close. The toric multifocal lens has not yet been approved by the FDA. In the meantime, Dr Keamy can perform a limbal relaxing incisions in the cornea to reduce the astigmatism when a multifocal lens is inserted in the eye.
Now many of my cataract patients can see even better than ever given the new technology. We are very pleased to offer these lenses to our patients at Keamy Eye & Laser Centre.