A cataract is a painless clouding of the eye’s lens. This can result in blurred vision. Some patients need only better lighting or glasses to deal with cataracts. Others require surgery to remove the natural lens and to replace it with a manmade one. Surgery is generally safe, effective and painless.
Learn more about Cataract Surgery - Alcon Surgical
Cataracts, a natural clouding of the eye lens, is a common ailment. Learn more about cataracts and possible treatment options such as cataract surgery.
Refractive Lens Surgery
This also is known as a refractive lens exchange (RLE). This procedure can address astigmatism and near and far sightedness. RLE also can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. During refractive lens surgery, the eye’s clear lens is removed and is replaced with an artificial one. This new technological advance in refractive surgery serves two purposes – correcting vision and preventing cataracts. After this procedure, near and distant vision can be restored. RLE patients will never develop cataracts as their natural lens has been removed.
Specialty Intraocular Lenses (IOL)
An intraocular lens (IOL) is a lens implanted in the eye used to treat cataracts or myopia. Learn more about the different options of the IOLs that are available and which one could be right for you.