Archive | Cataract Surgery

Maximizing vision in both eyes with monovision

Monovision. The sound of the word might make you think that it’s a type of vision that involves using only one eye, not a particularly positive way to enjoy seeing. In truth, monovision is a popular method used by eye surgeons to optimize vision is both eyes — distance and near vision — following cataract or […]

Cataracts 101

It’s estimated that 20 million people over age 40 in the U.S. have cataracts. At Aker Kasten, cataract diagnosis and surgery is one of our specialties. The surgery can change a patient’s vision so dramatically, it’s incredible. Here is some information on cataracts, especially since they are such a common eye problem as we age. […]

There’s more to cataract surgery than meets the eye

Recent improvements in technology provide more options than ever for vision correction in cataract patients. You should know that corrective implantable lens technology has greatly improved since the days when it could only provide one focal point and couldn’t correct near vision or astigmatism. And even if you gotten in the habit of wearing reading […]

Cataract Surgery

A bright new approach to eliminating cataracts

Lasers have been used to treat various eye conditions and diseases for years now, but they’ve only recently been used in cataract surgery – and the results have been illuminating. Laser guided cataract surgery This latest technology and technique represents a revolutionary advance in the world of cataract eye surgery. And it’s a specialized laser […]

Cataract Surgery: What to Expect

How to prepare for your surgery If you have a planned cataract surgery there are several preparations you will need to make in the weeks and days leading up to your surgery. About a week before your surgery you can expect to have an ultrasound carried out on your eye. This will measure the exact […]

Repair Your Eyes with Cataract Surgery

If you have cloudy eyes thanks to a cataract, you can actually have that repaired—and it’s fairly easy too! The surgery will replace your cloudy lens with a new, man-made one. This new lens will improve your vision. It will be like you have an entirely new eye, because in a way you do! With […]

Cataracts – Is There A Cure?

Cataracts are a vision problem that usually affects people over 60 years of age. It is characterized by cloudy vision and can make it hard for the patient to drive at night and recognize faces. Although old people are more likely to have this problem, younger people can develop cataracts, too. The cause of cataracts […]

Do You Need Cataract Surgery?

Aging affects the different parts of the body in so many ways. The eyes are not an exception. As we age, the lens of the eye can become cloudy, leading to impaired vision. The clouding of the natural lens of the eye is known as a catract. Cataracts are common among the elderly, especially those who […]