What is a Cataract?

A cataract is when your eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy. This will happen to everyone as we are aging or in other words getting wiser. Cataract surgery is your opportunity to roll back time and see things clearer. This is the perfect chance to get rid of those glasses and contact lenses and have a permanent vision correction by getting customizable lens implants. Good news- cataracts once removed are gone forever!

Symptoms of Cataracts

When you have a cataract, here are some vision issues you may experience: 

  • Blurry vision
  • Double Vision
  • Nighttime Glare and Light sensitivity
  • Having trouble seeing in the dark
  • Seeing bright colors as faded or yellow instead

Cataract Surgery: How it works?

You have been told you have cataracts- this is your opportunity to see things like or even better than when you were a teenager. The thought of any surgery is daunting. Good news is cataract surgery has evolved into a highly evolved microscopic surgery. It can be safely done as an outpatient procedure in a very short amount of time with minimal discomfort.

Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

The unequaled precision, speed, and safety of the laser-assisted procedure has given way to a new era in the way cataracts are treated. 

Laser cataract surgery automates the initial steps in the cataract surgery procedure: the initial incisions, incisions for correcting astigmatism if needed, the capsulotomy, and breaking up of the cloudy natural lens in preparation for removal. This leads to improved precision, which can be consistent with better surgical outcomes for patients.

Refractive Cataract Surgery

Special lens implants can be placed during cataract surgery that can help see both distance AND near, eliminating the need for bifocals and trifocals. This is called Refractive Cataract Surgery. This may be a lifetime opportunity to invest in your precious eyes. You will have the opportunity to discuss this during your visit.

Types of Intra-ocular lenses

Once cataract has been removed, it is replaced by an artificial lens called an Intra-ocular Lens (IOL) that is specifically measured to your eye. There are many options for the lens that can be implanted:

01. Standard Monofocal IOL: This lens will provide excellent distance vision in patients who do not have astigmatism. However, one will probably be dependent on reading glasses for close vision.

02. Toric IOL: Toric IOLs are used to correct astigmatism in patients. They can help to greatly reduce or eliminate dependence on eyeglasses.

03. Premium Multifocal/Trifocal IOL: The technology of these specialty lenses allows for crisp vision at multiple functional focal points including distance (driving), reading and computer

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers..

Is cataract surgery covered by insurance? Depending on your co-pays and deductibles, your medical insurance will cover major portion of your traditional cataract surgery. However, if you elect the refractive lens implants for complete vision independence, that portion will not be covered by your insurance. Consider this an investment in yourself! You will benefit from excellent vision without using bifocals or trifocals for the rest of your life. You can take advantage of your flexible spending account.

Will I have to get cataract surgery again? Nope! Cataracts once gone are gone forever. Hence choose your options carefully.

Will I have to stay in the hospital? Nope! Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure. You however do need a driver to take you home.

Is cataract surgery painful? No. There is no discomfort during cataract surgery. Local anesthesia will be used during your procedure while you will be safely monitored by an expert anesthesia team.

What is the downtime needed after cataract surgery? Many patients can resume normal activities morning after surgery once dilation wears off. However, one should avoid strenuous activities for about a week. You can drive as soon as you feel comfortable doing so.

Real Patients with Real Results

“Dr. Sunali Goyal is an amazing ophthalmologist.  She has wonderful doctor/client communication, is caring, empathetic, an excellent surgeon, intuitive diagnostician and up to date on the latest treatments for her field. I have gone to her for four plus years during which she has treated me for cataracts, dry eyes, and retinal monitoring. She has personally performed my own cataract surgery and my vision is excellent today.

Being in the anesthesia field, I have delivered anesthesia for many of Dr. Goyal’s cataract surgeries. She is consistent, methodical with excellent precision and her results are exceptional.  I highly recommend Dr. Goyal as a top ophthalmologist.”
-Lacresa Davis

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