Cataract Surgery

What is a Cataract?

During traditional cataract surgery, the physician uses surgical blades to manually remove the clouded lens and replace it with a new lens for clearer vision. In conjunction with traditional surgery, just like with LenSx®, Eye Partners ophthalmologists can use special lenses such as the ReSTOR® and Crystalens® to help with distance, near and intermediate vision. They can also use techniques and lenses to eliminate astigmatism and help patients achieve greater spectacle independence.

Hover over the image below to see an example of vision with cataracts, and normal vision.

Click on the image below to see an example of vision with cataracts, and normal vision.

Cataracts are a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye and are a common cause of decreased vision. It can be compared to a window that is frosted or yellowed. A thorough examination by one of our physicians can detect the presence of a cataract. If cataracts are present, surgery may be recommended.

Aging and other factors commonly contribute to the formation of cataracts. Once cataracts are present, the only way to achieve clear vision again is through surgery. During the procedure, Dr. Scott Petermann, Dr. Wes Ross or Dr. Garrett Webster remove the natural lens and replace it with a lens implant that is designed to provide you with clearer vision.

Symptoms

Cloudy of blurry vision
Bright colors become dull
Glare from headlights, lamps or sunlight
Halos may develop around lights as well
Poor night vision
Frequent prescription changes in your glasses
Difficulty reading in low light

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What is a Cataract?

During traditional cataract surgery, the physician uses surgical blades to manually remove the clouded lens and replace it with a new lens for clearer vision. In conjunction with traditional surgery, just like with LenSx®, Eye Partners ophthalmologists can use special lenses such as the ReSTOR® and Crystalens® to help with distance, near and intermediate vision. They can also use techniques and lenses to eliminate astigmatism and help patients achieve greater spectacle independence.

Hover over the image below to see an example of vision with cataracts, and normal vision.

Symptoms

Cloudy of blurry vision
Bright colors become dull
Glare from headlights, lamps or sunlight
Halos may develop around lights as well
Poor night vision
Frequent prescription changes in your glasses
Difficulty reading in low light

Click on the image below to see an example of vision with cataracts, and normal vision.

Cataracts are a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye and are a common cause of decreased vision. It can be compared to a window that is frosted or yellowed. A thorough examination by one of our physicians can detect the presence of a cataract. If cataracts are present, surgery may be recommended.

Aging and other factors commonly contribute to the formation of cataracts. Once cataracts are present, the only way to achieve clear vision again is through surgery. During the procedure, Dr. Scott Petermann, Dr. Wes Ross or Dr. Garrett Webster remove the natural lens and replace it with a lens implant that is designed to provide you with clearer vision.
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LenSx® Laser Cataract Surgery

LenSx® Laser Cataract Surgery is an advanced alternative to traditional cataract surgery that is blade-free and laser-assisted. LenSx® Cataract Surgery performs the same overall task as traditional cataract surgery – removing the old lens and replacing it with a new, clear lens. The difference between traditional surgery and LenSx® is that LenSx® provides the surgeon with micron-level precision, accuracy and predictability using a laser instead of surgical blades.

The procedure is tailored to the surgeon’s specifications and delivers a remarkable degree of accuracy. By creating the incisions and fragmenting the clouded lens with LenSx®, the surgeon creates a precise opening for the new lens to be optimally positioned.

Our ophthalmologists can use special lenses such as the ReSTOR® and Toric to help with distance, near and intermediate vision. They can also use techniques and lenses to eliminate astigmatism and help patients achieve greater spectacle independence. Eye Partners’ ophthalmologists, Dr. Petermann, Dr. Ross and Dr. Webster perform cataract surgery with LenSx® as an outpatient procedure at Eye Partners’ Surgery Center in Valdosta. Post-op visits for our patients can be scheduled in Valdosta, Tifton, Moultrie, Douglas and in Madison, FL.

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ORA with VerifEYE Technology

Our ORA System with VerifEye+ Technology, is an advanced technology addition that assists physicians during cataract surgery by allowing them to obtain real-time, precise measurements of the eye during the actual procedure.  While measurements have always been, and still are, taken before cataract surgery, the exactness and verification this tool delivers in the surgery suite, immediately prior to the procedure, gives valuable data to the surgeon.

Traditional Cataract Surgery

During traditional cataract surgery, the physician uses surgical blades to manually remove the clouded lens and replace it with a new lens for clearer vision. In conjunction with traditional surgery, just like with LenSx®, Eye Partners ophthalmologists can use special lenses such as the Multi-focal or Toric to help with distance, near and intermediate vision. They can also use techniques and lenses to eliminate astigmatism and help patients achieve greater spectacle independence.

Cataract Lens Options

With the Basic Package, a manual incision is made to remove the natural lens that is then replaced with a monofocal IOL (intraocular lens) implant. A patient can expect to be dependent on glasses for most or all of their near & intermediate vision activities. Distance vision glasses may also be needed. The cost of this package may be covered in part by Medicare and private insurances.

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Valdosta
229.244.2068
4120-A North Valdosta Road
Valdosta, GA 31602
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Tifton
229.391.4180
416 Tift Avenue
Tifton, GA 31794
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Douglas
912.384.1840
200 Doctors Dr, Ste 105
Douglas, GA 31533
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Madison
850.973.3937
234 SW Range Avenue
Madison, FL 32340
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Moultrie
229.890.8016
115 5th Street SE
Moultrie, GA 31768
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