Cataract eye surgery has been around for centuries. In fact, there is reference to cataract surgeries as far back as 29AD. Obviously, the procedures used in cataract eye surgery have greatly improved over the years, and today it is one of the most common procedures in the United States, utilizing lens implants to improve vision. It is safe and effective, and has a high rate of success. In Dallas, LASIK surgeon Dr. Gary Tylock offers a few different lens implant options for patients with cataracts.
- “Advanced Technology Intraocular Lens Implants”are designed to allow for continuous vision up close, far away, and all distances in between. These implants can restore vision and reduce the need for glasses. The ReZoom®, ReSTOR®, and Crystalens AO® are all advanced technology intraocular lens implants used by the Tylock clinic.
- ReZoom® implants are clear, foldable implants made of a high-refractive acrylic and designed with multifocal zones. They are able to provide good vision in different light conditions and at varying distances.
- ReSTOR® acts like two lenses in one, with a refractive lens for distance vision, and another that focuses near vision with a set of graduated rings in the center of the implant. This implant allows patients to read, write, and play cards with minimal need for reading glasses.
- Crystalens AO® uses a pair of hinges, one on each side of the central optic, which is the focusing part of the implant. Working naturally with your eyes’ muscles, these hinges allow the implant optic to move in order to accommodate focusing on objects near, far, and in between.
- Standard “Single Vision Implants” provide vision at a fixed at distance vision and do not have the ability to provide a full range of near or intermediate vision. That is why the Tylock-George Eye Care and Laser Center offers advanced technology intraocular lens implants in their cataract eye surgery.
Though cataract eye surgery is safe and effective, it is not completely risk free. Fortunately, the risks of complications are rare, since the procedure is very common, with more than forty million procedures having been performed over the past twenty-five years. IT is important to find a competent surgeon, with experience and skill, to give you a thorough examination and inform you of any risk you might face.
For more information on cataract eye surgery or LASIK, contact the Tylock-George Eye Care and Laser Center. Led by pioneering refractive surgeon, Dr. Gary Tylock, this Dallas LASIK clinic offers unparalleled technology and experience, with careful attention to patients. Visit the Tylock website, or join the online community on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In.