We are equipped with the most advanced technology to customize your surgical experience. With our on-site ambulatory surgery center, our goal is to create a seamless transition for our patients.
Cataract surgery is the only way to remove a cataract from your eye in order to restore your vision. It is one of the most common and effective surgical procedures performed in the United States, and one of the safest.
It’s important to understand that just because you have cataracts, you don’t necessarily need surgery. You can manage them for years with glasses and contact lenses. It is only when your cataracts start to interfere with your daily activities that you need to consider surgery.
Annual visits to your eye care professional are important as you age so he or she can track developments in your cataracts. With an understanding of your lifestyle and the history of your eye care, your eye care professional will be able to make recommendations on whether surgery is necessary and which type of artificial lens suits you.
Laser-assisted cataract surgery uses a femtosecond laser to aid in the removal of cataracts accurately and precisely, replacing the use of handmade incisions. The surgeon creates a specific surgical plan with a 3-D image of the eye called OCT (optical coherence tomography). This innovative procedure used for cataract removal has been successfully performed for the past few years. With the specifications for location, depth, and length in all planes, the femtosecond laser can aid in the removal of cataracts with micron-level precision.
ORA™ System technology is a sophisticated device used to provide real-time measurements of the patients eye during cataract surgery. At any point during the procedure, the surgeon can take a measurement, which is then analyzed by the ORA™ System. These real-time measurements provide specific information guiding the surgeon through the procedure like a GPS.
Cataract surgery is a very important decision, but the type of synthetic lens you choose can be equally significant. Depending on your lifestyle and the anatomy of your eyes, the right lens could not only restore your vision but may improve it beyond what you’ve ever experienced. Here are a few of your options:
Monofocal lenses are designed to provide clear vision at one distance. They will remove the cloudiness you are experiencing; unfortunately, this lens cannot correct pre-existing problems such as astigmatism or presbyopia. Monofocal lenses typically focus on only objects in the distance. This means that if you wear glasses or contact lenses now, you will still need them to see up close such as when reading or viewing the computer.
This is a technique in which a monofocal lens for near vision is used in one eye and one for distance vision is used in the other. This requires adaptation, since each eye is oriented differently, but can provide a wider range of improved vision.
Multifocal + Astigmatism-Correcting Lenses
The newest advancement in premier technology combines the mechanics of the multifocal and astigmatism-correcting lenses. Providing a full range of vision in addition to correcting the imperfections in the cornea, the multifocal toric lens drastically reduces your dependency on glasses.
Astigmatism-correcting lenses, also known as a toric lens, are specifically designed to correct for astigmatism. Their unique shape minimizes imperfections in your cornea, allowing light to enter your eye with much less distortion. Even if you’ve needed glasses for years, a toric lens can greatly reduce your dependency on glasses for distance vision.
James Lee, M.D., specializes in customized cataract surgery, LASIK, keratoconus, and corneal and external diseases of the eyes. He also performs the most advanced types of corneal transplants including DSEK, DMEK, and laser assisted procedures. He also practices comprehensive ophthalmology.
John M. Roberts Jr., M.D., practices comprehensive ophthalmology. He specializes in customized cataract surgery, glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, and laser assisted procedures.
The Colorado Eye Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado provides you with state of the art technology in a state of the art facility. One of the great benefits at the Colorado Eye Institute is every stop from beginning to end is done in-house. We don’t send you from location to location seeing different doctors and staff; you will see the same familiar faces throughout your entire surgical experience. You will also find you receive personalized service from us as we strive to know and understand every patient’s goals and concerns. We make sure you are comfortable and provide top of the line care along the way. Our patients are very dear to us and part of our CEI family!
- Caring Staff