Cataract Treatment Options - North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat

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Innovative Therapy Reduces Patient Burden, Improves Patient Experience

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During Dropless Cataract Surgery, a sterile, compounded formulation of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory is deposited in the back of the eye (the vitreous) at the end of the procedure. The time-released delivery of the drugs helps fight infection and inflammation during the recovery period. Administering the medication at the time of surgery eliminates concerns about patient compliance associated with the use of traditional eye drops.

The emergence of Dropless Cataract Surgery represents a watershed moment for ophthalmology, and we are thrilled to bring this best-in-class practice to our patient community, The introduction of Dropless Cataract Surgery helps us reach the ultimate goal for our patients - better vision free of complications and a positive patient experience.


In a clinical study, 80% of patients receiving the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL reported that they never wear glasses for any activities.


People suffering from cataracts and Presbyopia may benefit from this lens used to correct distance and near vision.  Made out of soft foldable acrylic, this lens is implanted during cataract surgery and replaces the clouded natural lens.  This AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL has concentric areas called steps.  Each step reflects light differently so that you can see clearly at all distances.  This lens is recommended to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses following cataract surgery

Patients were so pleased with their vision, nearly 94% of patients said they would have the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL implanted again, if given the choice.

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Acrysof ® IQ Toric IOL

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Astigmatism is a common refractive condition caused by an irregularity in the curvature of the natural lens or cornea.  This condition causes blurring of all images, near or far.  Usually occurring when the cornea is shaped like a football rather than a basketball.

The Acrysof ® IQ Toric IOL is a foldable single-piece lens that is implanted during cataract surgery, replacing the clouded natural lens.  It provides clear distance vision for patients with pre-existing astigmatism.  In most cases, patients do not need glasses for distance following surgery!

Crystalens IOL

Crystalens is an accommodating IOL that corrects presbyopia and distance vision during cataract surgery.  It is designed to allow you a fuller, more natural range of vision following cataract surgery.

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Modeled after the natural lens in the human eye, this lens implant uses the eye muscles to flex and accommodate in order to focus on objects at all distances.  Most people are able to enjoy life glasses free with the Crystalens IOL.

For Cary Cataract Surgeons, Chapel Hill Cataract Surgeons, we invite you to learn more by contacting us today.