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

Cataracts are treated in three ways:

  • Continued observation by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist or optometrist)
  • Stronger eye glass prescription
  • Cataract removal with lens implant

Cataract Surgery Introduction

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Cataract surgery is recommended when your quality of life has been diminished because of poor vision. During cataract surgery, the natural lens is replaced with an intraocular lens implant, IOL. There are a variety of IOL’s to choose from depending on your lifestyle.

IOL Introduction

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With Modern Cataract Surgical Techniques, patients not only improve their distance and reading vision, most also enjoy improvements in color vision, contrast and depth perception.

IOL Lens Options

Monofocal Lens Overview

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Monofocal lenses are replacement lens that focus at one distance. These lenses are covered by insurance and causes the need for glasses after cataract surgery.

Premium IOL’s

Premium IOL’s are designed for patients who want to enjoy life without wearing glasses. These lenses are considered elective and are not covered by insurance. Premium Lens overview

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Your surgeon will determine if you are a candidate for a premium lens and will recommend the IOL that is best for you.

LenSX Laser Bladeless Cataract Surgery

At North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat, our cataract surgeons use the LenSX Laser when implanting premium IOL’s.

LenSX Laser Bladeless Cataract Surgery allows the surgeon to make very precise incisions in less time by using an image guided laser. The laser can improve accuracy and consistency in the surgical steps. The use of the LenSx Laser is considered elective and is not covered by insurance.

Premium IOL options include:

  • Multifocal Lens (corrects distance vision and presbyopia)View Video
  • Accommodative Lens (offers high quality distance and midrange vision with functional near vision)View Video
  • Toric Lens (corrects astigmatism)View Video
  • Extended Depth of Focus Lens (reduces the effects of presbyopia by providing an extended depth of focus)View Video

At North Carolina, Eye, Wear, Nose & Throat, you will meet with a surgery counselor to discuss pricing, insurance, payment and scheduling information. Join the millions who now enjoy the beauty of restored vision through the miracle of modern-day cataract surgery.

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