There are only two things that can be done with cataracts, tolerate their increasingly annoying effect on your vision or remove them. Modern, minimally invasive cataract surgery is incredibly safe. It has been a common practice for decades, but its origins can be traced back to practices of the ancient Egyptians and Romans. The surgeons at Better Vision New Jersey are highly specialized in cataract surgery.
Right before the surgery, your eye will be anesthetized to keep you comfortable for the duration of the procedure. Your surgeon will then make a tiny incision, between 2.5-2.75 mm— less than an eighth of an inch—into the eye. A needle inserted into the clouded lens uses ultrasound energy to break up the cataract into an emulsion, which is aspirated or sucked out of the eye. Your surgeon will insert a replacement lens, known as an intraocular lens or IOL, through the incision and secure it into place in the same spot as your old lens. The IOL is made out of foldable plastic or silicone, so it can fit through the incision easily and smoothly. Because the incision is so small, sutures are not typically necessary to close the wound and your eye will be able to heal itself. You are prescribed eye drops to help the healing and protect your eye from any infection.
Most of our patients are able to greatly lessen their dependence on glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery, if not completely rid themselves of their old corrective lenses.
At Better Vision New Jersey, we utilize advanced technology intraocular lens implants. We currently offer several different types, each of which may be more suited to the vision condition or lifestyle of certain patients. Come into our office for a consultation with our patient counselor and advocate, who we will help you assess which option is right for you.
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What makes Better Vision New Jersey so exceptional? Read what our patients have to say.
I had cataracts and after Dr. Calderone operated on my eyes, my vision is now 20/20. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. It’s a tremendously well-equipped practice in terms of the technology that’s used to take care of your eyes and the technical staff is also superb.
I have been a patient of Dr. Calderone’s for more than I can remember and I have always found the physicians and entire staff to be professional, caring and thorough in everything they do. All the physicians spend quality time with each patient to hear about their concerns or answer questions. I personally would highly recommend him to family and friends.
I had originally gone to the practice for floaters in my eye and discovered that I had cataracts. I found everyone at Better Vision New Jersey—from the physicians to the staff—to be extremely kind and caring. I was very impressed with the quality of care I received and how well they not only treated me, but also my husband. Their facilities are state-of-the-art and they are absolute experts in their field.
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