At Seibel Vision Surgery, the goal
of cataract surgery is to provide a full range
of high quality vision in the most natural way
possible. By restoring accommodation to our patients
with premium lens implants, we can give you sharp
vision at a variety of working distances, thereby increasing your freedom from
eyeglasses and contacts.
The Latest Developments in
Premium Lens Implants!
Many years ago, before the development of lens implants,
very thick glasses or contact lenses were needed
after cataract surgery. Today nearly everyone
having modern cataract surgery will have a lens
implant placed inside their eye at the time of
surgery. The development of foldable implants
was a critical step in the evolution of "no stitch" small
incision cataract surgery.
And now, with the latest type of lens implants, Dr. Seibel corrects both distance
and near vision simultaneously, to free you from
wearing glasses altogether! Read about these
exciting new lenses:
Presbyopia — the
inability to accommodate.
Most people's vision remains stable until their
late 40's. At that time, the eye's natural
crystalline lens begins to gradually enlarge
and harden. Overtime, it becomes difficult for the
eye to automatically focus your lens on the people
and things in your life that matter most. This is known
as loss of accommodation, or presbyopia, and its earliest
symptom is difficulty seeing things close-up.
Intraocular Lens Implants
||This photo shows the typical appearance of a foldable, three piece
lens (next to a dime to show relative size).
When placed inside the eye, the central round portion (optic) lies behind
the pupil. The arms coming out of it are called haptics, and they suspend
the implant inside the same, disc-shaped space that used to be the home
of the natural lens.
In the past, the power selected aimed at offering optimum distance vision, meaning
that you would have to wear glasses to read. Occasionally the
power was selected so as to give optimal near vision, then you needed to
wear glasses in order to see well in the distance. However, with the latest
lens implants, you can now see both near and far without glasses!