If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, but you are also interested in exploring vision correction solutions to help reduce or eliminate your need for glasses or contact lenses, Custom Cataract Surgery may be a great solution for you. Custom Cataract Surgery allows our eye surgeons to “kill two birds with one stone” – we can remove the diseased cataract lens, and instead of just implanting a standard intraocular lens (IOL), the surgeon may choose to implant a premium IOL such as a multifocal lens or toric lens. The surgeon may also utilize advanced surgical technology such as the LenSx® Femtosecond Laser and/or ORA with VerifEye to further improved the accuracy and precision of the cataract surgery.
At The Eye Institute of Utah, we offer a variety of Custom Cataract Surgery Packages that are customized to each patient’s unique vision needs and lifestyle, and our doctor’s aim to help each patient achieve the best possible vision results to reduce or eliminate their need for corrective eye wear after surgery. With Custom Cataract Surgery, you don’t have to settle for mediocre vision!
If you have had previous vision correction surgery such as LASIK, PRK or Refractive Keratectomy (RK), than your surgeon may recommend our Custom Vision package. Our Custom Vision package includes the use of a technology called ORA with VerifEye™, a real-time surgical measurement tool that allows the surgeon to precisely choose the correct lens implant power and placement during surgery. With patients that have previously had refractive eye surgery, cataract surgery becomes more difficult since the eye has already had laser or blade manipulation to improve vision. The added use of ORA allows the surgeon a better chance at reaching better vision results.
Astigmatism is a very common type of vision problem, or refractive error, that causes blurriness at all distances. The severity of astigmatism can vary, and it can also be combined with nearsightedness, farsightedness or presbyopia. The Custom Vision for Astigmatism Package is a great option to help reduce your dependency on glasses by correcting astigmatism during cataract surgery. With this package, your doctor may use a variety of combinations of advanced technology and surgical techniques to manage your astigmatism. This may include one or more of the following options during surgery: Single-focus Toric IOL, LenSx Femtosecond Laser, ORA with VerifEye™, and/or manual or laser limbal relaxing incisions (LRIs). Patients that choose to have the Custom Vision for Astigmatism Package typically choose to have their distance vision and astigmatism corrected, but you would still need to wear readers to see up close.
For anyone who needs to have cataract surgery I would recommend checking out the premium lens replacement options that are now available.
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If you are seeking true visual freedom after cataract surgery and are interested in significantly reducing or eliminating your need for corrective eyewear to see at all distances, than the Custom Vision for Presbyopia Package is a great option to consider. The package includes the implantation of a presbyopia-correcting intraocular lens that would correct near, intermediate and distance vision. Your surgeon may also be able to manage small amounts of astigmatism with this package utilizing the LenSx laser or manual LRIs, and your surgeon will also want the added benefit and precision of ORA with VerifEye™. All of our Custom Vision for Presbyopia packages include a one-year warranty to ensure the surgeon is able to achieve the desired vision result. Not everyone is an ideal candidate for a presbyopia-correcting IOL, so it’s important to have a comprehensive cataract examination with a surgeon to see which options is best suited for you.
Patients seeking accurate vision correction that is fully customizable may consider a light adjustable lens. These lenses are unique because they allow your surgeon to adjust the prescription post-operatively without the need for any additional surgery! The Eye Institute of Utah is the first vision practice in the state to offer the RxSight Light Adjustable Lens™ system commercially.
The RxSight light adjustable IOL is called RxLAL™ and it is created with an advanced photo-sensitive material. When your eyes are healed from cataract surgery, approximately 2 to 3 weeks after your procedure, your eye doctor will assess your vision with the RxLAL. In order to meet your vision goals, the prescription of your light adjustable IOL can be adjusted with a simple, non-invasive, in-office procedure. Your eye doctor will use the RxSight Light Delivery device to deliver UV light to your RxLAL. Additional UV treatments may be scheduled to further customize your IOL for vision correction that is personalized for you.
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