Cataract surgery is one of the most successful and safest procedures performed today. Cataract surgery has advanced in recent decades into a painless, 15 to 20-minute outpatient procedure.
The ReSTOR® lens is the latest advancement in cataract eye surgery, designed to enhance image quality and restore vision at all distances for cataract patients.
The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL is designed to improve vision at all distances – near, far, and everything in-between.
Developing a cataract is just as normal and expected as any other change in the aging process. A cataract is the result of a natural change occurring inside your eye; a gradual clouding and hardening of your lens that can make your vision foggy and blurry over time.
Cataract development begins when proteins in the lens begin to cluster together, forming dense and solid clumps. As time goes by, these protein clusters will eventually cloud your lens, limiting light to pass through. The small amount of light that does make it to the retina is dispersed and scattered, making your vision out of focus. Leaving cataracts untreated may lead to a complete loss of vision.
Through the latest innovations and advancements in vision technology, Dr. Gwynn can restore full functional vision. In 4 out of 5 cases, the need for glasses or contacts can be eliminated altogether.
Previous standard lenses were only able to correct for near or far vision, leaving patients needing glasses for one or the other. However, with the AcrySof® ReSTOR® Multifocal developed by Alcon (the world’s leading eye care company), a premium intraocular lens is now available to correct vision at all distances. The AcrySof® ReSTOR® Multifocal Lens has multiple focal points to correct near, intermediate, and distance vision.
The AcrySof® Toric® IOL is a lens with a single focal point that can correct not only your cataract, but your pre-existing astigmatism. The Toric® IOL creates excellent distance vision without the help of glasses or contact lenses for astigmatism patients.
TYour vision is restored. With the old cataract removed, and the new IOL in place, light can once again travel unhindered to the back of your eye, for clearer, more youthful vision.