PREMIER VISIONASSOCIATESFocus on CataractWhat isa Cataract?The human eye is analogous to acamera. The lens in aneye is analogousto the lens in the camera It transmits light and can focus on distance or near objects bychanging its shape. "Cataract" is an opacification of the natural crystalline lens in the cy.This opacification can happen due to many factors including age, injury, UV light exposureand certain medication use. If left unchecked, the cataracts can cause loss of vision andsubsequently decrease in activities of daily living for many people.of a cataract? Although cataracts can present with a myriad ofWhat are symptsymptoms, the most common ones includeDecreased vision while doing distance tasks such as drivingDecreased vision while reading.Decreased contrast sensitivityPresence of Glare halos especially around lights(example: oncoming headlights while driving)How is a cataract measured? Cataracts are measured through a careful ophthalmic examwith an experienced eye care provider. While shining oblique rays of light through the lensusing a Slit lamp, the doctor can grade the amount and quality of the cataract. There aremany different types of cataract including Nuclear Sclerotk, Posterior Subcapsular, andCortical,When is cataract ready to be removed? Cataract is usually removed when it becomesvisually significant and affects the activities of daily living for the patient. For example, ifa patient was able to drive to the church group gathering in the evenings a year ago, butnow does not feel confident because of glare around on-coming headlights that could beconsidered visually significant based on the visual acuityHow are cataracts removed? Cact surgery is an outpatient procedure. In thetechnique, the cataract isaccessed by the surgeon using a small incision(typically below 3mm) in the cornea. Through this, the surgeon peels back the top layer(capsule) covering the catarac. Thereafter, the surgcon is able to break up the cataract intosmall pieces and remove them carefully out of the eye.After further cleanup of the capsule, afoldable lens is placed in the area. This lens is safe to stay in the cye for the rest of the patienn'slife. There are many lens choices that are available to patients (see below) and typically thelenses are individualized to each patient. After the lens is placed, the area is cleaned furtherand the eye is pressurized. Typically no suture or patching is needed.and what are myWhy do I need an intraocular lens (IOL) during cataractoptions? Both the cornea and lens are used to focus the light onto the retina. When thenatural cataract lens is removed, the power that the lens contributes to the visual system isalso removed. If a lens was not implanted, only the cornea would be responsible for focusingthe light. This would result in very blurry vision because considerable amount of powerwould be missing Afer the 1OL is placed, the light is able to focus on the retina. There areafew options forlOl's available for patients. Standard monofocal lenssurToricjastigmatism correcting lensMultifocaljextended depth of focus(EDOF)lensesDuring the pre-operative assessment, the most appropriate lens for the patient is selectedbased on the testing and lifestyle requirements o the patienGaurav Singh M.D., Board Certified OphthalmologistDr. Gaurav Singh is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who provides laser and surgicaltreatment of glaucoma, non-surgical care for diabetic eye discase and macular degeneration.Dr.also has experience in the latest small-incision cataract surgery including Laser-cataract surgery (LenSx). In addition, he has a wealth of experience with ATechnology Lens (ATL) implantation including Toric and Multifocal lenses, Furthermore,Dr. Singh offers laser treatment for removal of visually significant floaters (Vitreolysis).Premier Vision Associates202 N. Hammes Ave | (815) 744-2020"Providing World-Class Eye Care"Monday-Friday 9-5www.Premier2020.com

Date: February 10, 2018

Expired Ad

This ad expired on
March 12, 2018 (159 days ago)
more_vert

Premier Vision Associates |

Medical / Optometrists

Call
Call (815) 744-2020
Directions
Get directions to this
location on Google Maps.
Website
Open website
in new tab.

Text

PREMIER VISION ASSOCIATES Focus on Cataract What isa Cataract?The human eye is analogous to acamera. The lens in aneye is analogous to the lens in the camera It transmits light and can focus on distance or near objects by changing its shape. "Cataract" is an opacification of the natural crystalline lens in the cy. This opacification can happen due to many factors including age, injury, UV light exposure and certain medication use. If left unchecked, the cataracts can cause loss of vision and subsequently decrease in activities of daily living for many people. of a cataract? Although cataracts can present with a myriad of What are sympt symptoms, the most common ones include Decreased vision while doing distance tasks such as driving Decreased vision while reading .Decreased contrast sensitivity Presence of Glare halos especially around lights (example: oncoming headlights while driving) How is a cataract measured? Cataracts are measured through a careful ophthalmic exam with an experienced eye care provider. While shining oblique rays of light through the lens using a Slit lamp, the doctor can grade the amount and quality of the cataract. There are many different types of cataract including Nuclear Sclerotk, Posterior Subcapsular, and Cortical, When is cataract ready to be removed? Cataract is usually removed when it becomes visually significant and affects the activities of daily living for the patient. For example, if a patient was able to drive to the church group gathering in the evenings a year ago, but now does not feel confident because of glare around on-coming headlights that could be considered visually significant based on the visual acuity How are cataracts removed? Cact surgery is an outpatient procedure. In the technique, the cataract isaccessed by the surgeon using a small incision (typically below 3mm) in the cornea. Through this, the surgeon peels back the top layer (capsule) covering the catarac. Thereafter, the surgcon is able to break up the cataract into small pieces and remove them carefully out of the eye.After further cleanup of the capsule, a foldable lens is placed in the area. This lens is safe to stay in the cye for the rest of the patienn's life. There are many lens choices that are available to patients (see below) and typically the lenses are individualized to each patient. After the lens is placed, the area is cleaned further and the eye is pressurized. Typically no suture or patching is needed. and what are my Why do I need an intraocular lens (IOL) during cataract options? Both the cornea and lens are used to focus the light onto the retina. When the natural cataract lens is removed, the power that the lens contributes to the visual system is also removed. If a lens was not implanted, only the cornea would be responsible for focusing the light. This would result in very blurry vision because considerable amount of power would be missing Afer the 1OL is placed, the light is able to focus on the retina. There area few options forlOl's available for patients . Standard monofocal lens sur Toricjastigmatism correcting lens Multifocaljextended depth of focus(EDOF)lenses During the pre-operative assessment, the most appropriate lens for the patient is selected based on the testing and lifestyle requirements o the patien Gaurav Singh M.D., Board Certified Ophthalmologist Dr. Gaurav Singh is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who provides laser and surgical treatment of glaucoma, non-surgical care for diabetic eye discase and macular degeneration. Dr. also has experience in the latest small-incision cataract surgery including Laser- cataract surgery (LenSx). In addition, he has a wealth of experience with A Technology Lens (ATL) implantation including Toric and Multifocal lenses, Furthermore, Dr. Singh offers laser treatment for removal of visually significant floaters (Vitreolysis). Premier Vision Associates 202 N. Hammes Ave | (815) 744-2020 "Providing World-Class Eye Care" Monday-Friday 9-5 www.Premier2020.com