CATARACTS

CATARACTS

Dr. Walt Bogart of Carolina Eye Center Offers Breakthrough Cataract Treatments!

Count your eyes among many things in life that can seriously improve with age. It's all thanks to a breakthrough new intraocular lens (IOL) called the TECNIS® Lens that's implanted in the eye during cataract surgery. Cataracts are a clouding of your eye's natural lens that occurs in 50 percent of patients over the age of 65, and 75 percent of patients over age 75. Cataracts may make sharp objects appear blurry; colors look dull, and cause trouble seeing at night. The TECNIS® lens replaces your eye's natural lens.

Most cataract surgery can be done on an outpatient basis, without requiring an overnight hospital stay. Because local anesthesia is used to numb the area around the eye, you will be mildly awake for the entire operation, although you will experience little or no pain. Modern cataract surgery is 95 percent successful in improving vision. Intraocular lenses (IOLS) are about the size of Lincoln’s head on a penny and weigh about the same amount as a kernel of corn. They are polished to the precise curvature needed to bend light rays into focus on the retina at the back of your eye. The lens itself is made of an inert plastic and can provide good vision for the rest of your life. Many lenses even filter out potentially harmful ultraviolet rays, as well as blue light rays. Some studies indicate that blue light can decrease your risk of developing macular degeneration.

Monofocal vs. Multifocal

The TECNIS® Multifocal lens is more advanced than traditional IOLs because it’s multifocal instead of monofocal. Monofocal lenses, as the name implies, can only give you clear distance vision – glasses are still needed to see up close. The TECNIS® lens, on the other hand, can give you clear vision at all distances, from near to far. This is because it corrects both cataracts and the condition known as presbyopia, which causes many people to need reading glasses after their eyes age. The TECNIS® lens is designed to help you regain younger vision and be free of glasses, it can provide you with high-quality vision at all distances and in all lighting conditions-even in dim light. 9 out of 10 patients that have had the TECNIS® lens implanted never have to wear glasses. In a recent clinical study, 94 percent of patients said they would choose to have the TECNIS® Multifocal Lens implanted again.

The Leading Choice for Cataracts and Astigmatism

Carolina Eye Center offers another two-in-one solution. AcrySof® Toric is the first IOL that treats pre-existing astigmatism at the same time it corrects cataracts, so patients don't have to undergo two separate procedures. Patients also enjoy improved quality distance vision over traditional IOLs.

Presbyopic Correcting Intraocular Lenses

Presbyopic Correcting Intraocular Lenses (PC IOLS), such as the TECNIS®, the AcrySof® ReSTOR®, the AMO ReZoom™ lens, and the Crystalens® are designed to improve your vision to see near, far, and everything in-between. The goal of these premium lenses is to allow you to read the newspaper, prescription bottles, your mail and to see many other things near and far, lessening your dependence on glasses.
Call our office today to schedule an appointment to see if you are a good candidate for these lifestyle lenses! Our number is 803-794-0000 . We offer convenient Monthly Payment Plans through CareCredit to those who qualify!
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