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Use our easy search tool below to find a cataract doctor in your local area that has experience using a full suite of IOLs, as well as laser-assisted removal, including the TECNIS® suite of IOLs and CATALYS™ Precision Laser System, so you can request a consultation. With many ophthalmologists to choose from, we’re confident that you’ll find one who’s right for you.

The TECNIS ® Multifocal 1-Piece intraocular lenses are indicated for primary implantation for the visual correction of aphakia in adult patients with and without presbyopia in whom a cataractous lens has been removed by phacoemulsification and who desire near, intermediate, and distance vision with increased spectacle independence.

How do I choose a doctor for cataract surgery?

Talk with your regular eye doctor. If your current eye doctor is an ophthalmologist, they may be able to do your surgery. ….Check with family and friends in your area who have had cataract surgery. ….Go online to find eye surgeons in your area.

Do all ophthalmologists perform cataract surgery?

Only ophthalmologists perform cataract surgery. They are medical doctors who specialize in eye problems. They can diagnose and treat eye diseases.

Should I see an ophthalmologist for cataracts?

For many people whose eyes are generally healthy and require only routine eye exams, an optometrist or an ophthalmologist is qualified to handle your needs. … For those that have eye health problems such as cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration, seeking medical care from an ophthalmologist may be recommended.

How many days rest is needed after cataract surgery?

Most people are able to return to work or their normal routine in 1 to 3 days. After your eye heals, you may still need to wear glasses, especially for reading. This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover.

Cataract surgery is a delicate procedure performed by a specially trained ophthalmologist, preferably one with years of experience. Ophthalmologists undergo years of advanced training to master the tools and techniques that produce successful cataract surgery results.

by 352admin 11 April 2016 12:55 PMCataract surgery is a delicate procedure performed by a specially trained ophthalmologist, preferably one with years of experience. They then gain specialized experience through a three-year residency in ophthalmology, the medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of eye diseases and the overall visual system.

Cataract surgery is more popular than ever these days as people over the age of 45 seek to correct cloudy vision associated with cataracts. If you’re considering treatment, selecting the best surgeon for your needs can be a daunting task given the number of options out there. Considerations include a surgeon’s experience, the location of the practice, the technology used, and (of course) the cost of surgery.

Whether you’re evaluating a restaurant, searching for a hotel, or trying to choose a cataract surgeon, reviews play an increasingly essential role. If you’re interested in presbyopia correction, the approved IOLs include AcrySof IQ ReSTOR, Crystalens and Tecnis Multifocal. If you choose a surgeon who offers a new technology IOL, it often is best to combine this lens with laser cataract surgery in order to obtain the best vision outcome. Two rather predicable considerations for selecting a cataract surgeon are whether or not your insurance coverage (or Medicare) is accepted at a given practice, and what the cost of the treatment is likely to be. The cost of cataract surgery can fluctuate significantly based on a variety of factors, notably the location of the practice. Also, keep in mind that laser cataract surgery and newer technology IOLs require an extra cost beyond that which is reimbursed by insurance or Medicare.

Choosing the Best Surgeon for Cataract Surgery (and you)

Written by Dr. David Evans Last modified on April 22, 2019Cataract surgery is more popular than ever these days as people over the age of 45 seek to correct cloudy vision associated with cataracts. If you’re considering treatment, selecting the best surgeon for your needs can be a daunting task given the number of options out there. Considerations include a surgeon’s experience, the location of the practice, the technology used, and (of course) the cost of surgery.I wrote a post a little over a year ago about choosing the best LASIK surgeon and we received positive feedback. So I thought it would be helpful to put together a similar post for choosing the right cataract surgeon.Here are 7 things to consider:

1. Eye Doctor vs. Eye Doctor

One of the first things to understand is that not all eye doctors can perform eye surgery. Ophthalmologists are MD’s (medical doctors) who are qualified and certified to perform surgery. Optometrists are OD’s (Doctors of Optometry) who are qualified to perform eye exams and vision tests, but cannot perform cataract surgery. However, OD’s often work with ophthalmologists to perform screenings and post-operative care.

2. Board Certification

One of the most basic things to look for when evaluating a cataract surgeon is whether he/she is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). The ABO sets rigorous standards its members must meet for certification. It therefore reflects a particular level of distinction and experience that should be top of the list when evaluating an ophthalmologist for cataract surgery.

3. Online Reviews

Whether you’re evaluating a restaurant, searching for a hotel, or trying to choose a cataract surgeon, reviews play an increasingly essential role. Sites like Yelp, HealthGrades, RateMDs and even Google are packed with surgery reviews from past patients; some happy, some not-so-much. It can be somewhat overwhelming to evaluate reviews posted by strangers, so it’s important not be overly reliant on reviews alone when choosing a surgeon. However, reviews can provide a broad sense of the satisfaction patients have with specific surgeons and practices.

4. Referrals

Although it’s true that reviews have somewhat displaced personal referrals as a primary research tool when consumers are selecting surgeons, mouth-to-mouth referrals continue as an invaluable tool in the decision making process. Given the prevalence of cataract surgery, it’s highly probable that you know one or more people who have already had treatment. Speak with these trusted friends/family members about their experience and whether or not they would recommend their surgeon. As with reviews, you should not let a friendly referral be your sole determining factor, because of course, every patient is different and often require different types of treatments. But, when combined with additional research, the referrals can serve as the best sort of scale-tipping piece of information.

5. Technology

In today’s environment, the technology used by the surgeon should be a key piece of the decision making process. The number of choices abound and there are a few key points to consider. First, determine if you are interested in a more conventional intraocular lens (IOL) that caters exclusively to distance vision (requiring reading glasses after surgery for near vision) only or if you are interested in a more modern alternative like presbyopia-correcting IOLs that correct vision across all distances? Most people today are looking to rid themselves of the hassles associated with eyeglasses for both near and distance vision, and are therefore keen on investigating the latter. However, not all cataract surgeons offer the more modern, presbyopia-correcting option. Be sure to inquire as to the type of equipment and technologies available during your consultation or through the practice contact form. If you’re interested in presbyopia correction, the approved IOLs include AcrySof IQ ReSTOR, Crystalens and Tecnis Multifocal. I wrote a post about the most recently approved IOL, Symfony lens, for correcting presbyopia. It pays to learn about all of these lens options when making the decision.Many cataract surgeons have also added laser cataract surgery technology to their repertoire. If you choose a surgeon who offers a new technology IOL, it often is best to combine this lens with laser cataract surgery in order to obtain the best vision outcome.

6. Consultations

Most cataract surgery consultations are provided free-of-charge, so don’t shy away from meeting with multiple surgeons as part of your process. This affords you the opportunity to have a one-on-one dialogue with the surgeon to ask specific questions and get a sense of his/her “bedside manner.” If you meet with an OD to research your options about cataract surgery, you may want to ask to meet the surgeon to make your final decision. It also gives you the opportunity to visit the treatment center and meet the staff, both of which can be important factors in the process. Discourteous or inattentive staff can make the treatment experience and subsequent follow ups tedious regardless of the visual outcome, so it’s important that you feel comfortable with the entire staff, not just the surgeon.