Cataract Surgery

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What Are Cataracts?

We are committed to providing a thorough education for patients seeking treatment for their cataracts and determining the most effective treatment plan for each patient on an individual basis. No evaluation is complete without time for the patient and family to ask the doctor and staff questions.

Cataracts are a clouding of the eyes’ natural lens. Because they block light from passing through the lens, cataracts make it difficult to see clearly and can even cause blindness over time. Cataracts are progressive, meaning they worsen with time. Although cataracts are more common in older adults, people in their 30s, 40s, or even younger can also develop cataracts. Some cataracts are associated with injuries, medications, inflammation, and certain systemic diseases such as diabetes.

For most of our lives, our eyes provide us with good vision, though many of us may require glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery to sharpen that vision. Cataracts are far and away the most common treatable cause of poor vision.

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Cataract Surgery in Naples

Modern cataract surgery is performed using ultrasound energy to break up and remove the cataract. For many years, surgeons have replaced the eye’s old, cloudy, or discolored lens with a new, clear acrylic or silicone intraocular lens (IOL). This IOL will then do the focusing for the eye.

The most common form of IOLs for cataract surgery are referred to as monofocal, which are designed to correct vision at one distance. With new advancements in refractive cataract surgery and premium IOLs combined with the latest diagnostic technology, many cataract patients can have better vision after Maxximum Technology Cataract Surgery than they had before they developed a cataract.

This procedure is routinely and safely performed by Dr. Ginsberg at our outpatient surgery facility located closest to you. Most visits to the surgery facility only last a couple of hours and then the patient returns home with a short clinic followup visit the next day.

What Is Refractive Laser Cataract Surgery?

Refractive laser cataract surgery, also referred to as refractive laser-assisted cataract surgery (ReLACS), is an advanced method of cataract surgery. It utilizes femtosecond laser technology. Ginsberg Eye in Naples, FL is now offering laser cataract surgery for patients who qualify.

Laser-assisted cataract surgery offers more precision and accuracy than the traditional method of cataract surgery. The traditional method of cataract surgery involves a surgeon using a blade to make an incision.

What Is The LensAR Femtosecond Laser?

The LensAR femtosecond laser was specifically designed with cataract surgery in mind. Laser-assisted cataract surgery delivers amazing visual outcomes with reduced risks.

The LensAR Laser System uses a method called Augmented Reality. This creates a full picture of the patient’s eye and provides surgeons with all the information necessary for laser-assisted cataract surgery. By using Augmented Reality technology, laser pulses are precisely placed, every time. This results in superior precision and the best possible outcomes for patients undergoing laser-assisted cataract surgery.

The 3-D imaging technology in combination with laser applications makes more precise incisions. This technology has made cataract surgery more unique and customized to a patient’s individual anatomy.

What Are The Benefits of Refractive Laser Cataract Surgery vs. Traditional Cataract Surgery?

Refractive laser cataract surgery offers better quality results in comparison to standard surgical options for cataract treatment.

Some advantages of laser cataract surgery performed with our LensAR femtosecond laser include:

  • Having the chance to achieve the best vision possible. Laser cataract surgery offers more accuracy and precision creating incisions.
  • Astigmatism can be greatly reduced or eliminated.
  • Operating time has been proven to be much shorter.
  • A greater post-op experience with your new vision. Refractive laser cataract surgery places the new lens more precisely and accurately.

Refractive laser cataract surgery can also correct astigmatism in most patients. Astigmatism occurs when the cornea is shaped like a football and not a soccer ball. This results in blurred and distorted vision.

What Can I Expect During Laser Cataract Surgery?

During laser cataract surgery, a camera/ultrasound device is placed over your eye. This allows it to map the surface of your eye and gather information about your lens. After gathering this information, the device sends the results to a computer. The computer programs the LensAR femtosecond laser. It also tells the laser the precise location, depth, and size that’s necessary for creating the incisions.

The surgeon then uses the LensAR laser to make the corneal incision and the capsule opening. Depending on the thickness of the cataract, energy from the laser may also be used to soften the cataract.

An ultrasound probe will then break the lens into small pieces and suction them out through the incision. The surgeon then places the intraocular lens where the natural lens once was. Stitches are not necessary.

Dr. Ginsberg Recognized as One of America's Best Cataract Surgeons

There are thousands of cataract surgeons in the country. Out of all of them, we are excited to share that Dr. Ginsberg has been named one of the “Best Cataract Surgeons in America.”

Being named one of the “Best Cataract Surgeons in America” is a prestigious title. Surgeons are thoroughly evaluated on a variety of criteria, including:

Education and training
Technology and equipment
Quality of overall practice

Dr. Ginsberg’s background is one of high academic and clinical achievement. He has performed thousands of eye surgeries in the last ten years. These are centered around patients’ unique needs and goals.If you are looking for a qualified and dedicated cataract surgeon, schedule a cataract surgery consultation at Ginsberg Eye in Naples, FL, today!

Cataract surgery is a transformative medical procedure that has the power to dramatically improve one's quality of life. With advanced surgical techniques and cutting-edge technology at Ginsberg Eye, cataract surgery offers individuals the opportunity to regain clear, vibrant vision and rediscover the world around them.
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When Should I Consider Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is usually recommended when people feel their quality of life is affected and their ability to perform normal activities (driving, reading or sports) is compromised. When cataract symptoms begin, you may be able to cope temporarily with a new prescription for your glasses, stronger bifocals, magnification, increased lighting or other visual aids.

When you feel that your blurred vision interferes with your day-to-day life, surgical remedies should be considered.

Customized Cataract Surgery with Dr. Ginsberg

Dr. Ginsberg has extensive experience with all intraocular lenses available in the United States and some not available here yet. This allows him to combine surgical skills and experience with his knowledge of your desires to match the appropriate lens with your eye.

At Ginsberg Eye, we are happy to offer no IV cataract surgery to our patients! Instead of using traditional anesthesia that requires an IV, our cataract surgery patients can take a small capsule that provides the necessary medication for surgery. Additionally, we offer no-needle cataract surgery which allows our cataract surgeons to perform cataract surgery without the use of needles or injections around the eyes.

Multifocal IOLs

  • Extended Depth of Focus IOLs
  • Accommodating IOLs
  • Toric or Astigmatism Correcting IOLs
  • Monovision
  • Aspheric Monofocal IOLs
  • Standard Monofocal IOLs