Traditional Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is an operation to remove your eye’s lens when it is cloudy. The purpose of your lens is to bend (refract) light rays that come into the eye to help you see. Your own lens should be clear, but with a cataract it is cloudy. Having a cataract can be like looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield. Things may look blurry, hazy or less colorful. During cataract surgery, your cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens. That lens is called an intraocular lens (IOL) (courtesy AAO).

Spector Eye Care is pleased to offer patients world-class, advanced-technology cataract surgery and lens implants, including monofocal lens implants, aspheric lens implants, and astigmatism correcting toric lens implant. Dr. Spector and his staff work together to insure that each patient receives the personal attention necessary to first learn about their cataracts, then have a comfortable, convenient and positive experience with cataract surgery.

Cataract surgery is not only one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the United States, but it is also one of the safest and most successful. Modern cataract surgery today is safe, effective, predictable and common. In the United States alone, more than 2.5 million people have Cataract Surgery each year. At Spector Eye Care, Dr. Spector uses a small incision, “no stitch no patch no needle” technique that is performed on an outpatient basis. Cataract surgery is comfortable, convenient and close to home. The entire process usually requires only two hours of your time from beginning to end. The actual surgical procedure is painless and takes less than 10 minutes.

Bladeless Surgery & Premium Lenses

Spector Eye Care is proud to offer patients several options for their cataract surgery, ensuring a personalized experience that fits each individual’s specific needs.  These options include the use of a LenSx femtosecond laser for bladeless surgery and many premium lenses from which to choose.  Please visit our additional pages or call us at 203.853.9900 to learn more about these options.

Video courtesy of American Academy of Ophthalmologists.

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