Cataract Treatment in San Diego

Offices in La Jolla, Escondido, and Mission Hills

Are you looking for the best cataract surgeon in San Diego? The talented ophthalmologists at Eye Care of San Diego have been committed to providing patients with the highest quality surgical eye care available for more than 20 years.

What are Cataracts?

Cataracts are a common condition that cause a clouding of the lens in the eye. Cataracts impair normal eye function by causing blurred vision, sensitivity to glare and decreased ability to see at night. Cataracts are increasingly likely to occur as you age, and can be found in more than half of adults over the age of 65. While they can initially be treated with a stronger optical prescription, cataract surgery will eventually be required once the loss of vision becomes more severe.


Cataract surgery

Anesthetic drops are used to numb your eye in order to ensure you are comfortable throughout your cataract procedure. During the surgery, a tiny incision is made in the eye to allow removal of the cataract lens and replacement with an artificial lens. This replacement lens is called an intraocular lens, or IOL. Thanks to huge medical advances cataract surgery is one of the safest and most successful procedures performed today.


Standard Cataract Surgery

This surgery is designed to restore or improve vision, (with glasses). After surgery you may need glasses for distance vision, intermediate vision or near vision or a combination of these.

MONOFOCAL.   Standard monofocal IOLs deliver improved vision at just one distance, usually far. After surgery with a standard monofocal lens, you will probably need to wear glasses for near and intermediate vision, even if you didn't need glasses before surgery. This implant does not correct other vision problems such as astigmatism or presbyopia.


Advanced Technology Lens Surgery

This is cataract surgery designed to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses for all ranges of vision, distance vision, intermediate vision, and near vision. We will use the latest in accommodating lenses to give you a full range of vision with little or no use of glasses.

CRYSTALENS.   Unlike standard cataract replacement lenses, the Bausch + Lomb Crystalens IOL is designed to not only eliminate the cataract but give patients a natural range of vision from near to far, although individual results may vary.

TRULIGN.   TRULIGN is an IOL that replaces the eye's natural lens after cataracts have been removed. Unlike a standard toric IOL, it is designed to both correct your cataracts and give you back a broader range of vision. In many cases, TRULIGN IOL is designed to reduce your dependence on glasses after cataract surgery.

TORIC.   ALCON's Astigmatic IOL allows eye surgeons to correct both cataracts and astigmatism at the same time.


Advanced Technology

The ORA system is a revolutionary new way to analyze your eye during your premium cataract procedure. The ORA system gives your surgeon an analysis of your eye during your procedure, enhancing the outcome of your premium cataract procedure.

Whether you've had LASIK, or have astigmatism, an ORA-guided cataract procedure gives you the security of knowing you can have the best possible outcome, and reduces the chance of needing an additional procedure.

LenSx LASER TECHNOLOGY.   ALCON LenSx Laser allows for customization in cataract surgery. A bladeless, computer-controlled laser allows the surgeon to plan and perform your surgery to exacting, individualized specifications. It is a technologically advanced option for cataract surgery.


Learn More About Cataract Surgery in San Diego

If you are interested in learning more about cataract surgery, visit Eye Care of San Diego. Dr. John Bokosky and the rest of the talented staff possess more than 20 years of experience performing cataract surgery. Dr. Bokosky will provide a complete pre-operative exam and will gladly discuss any questions you may have about your surgery. You can be assured that you or your family members will receive the highest quality care by one of the best cataract surgeons in San Diego. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We have eye care offices located in La Jolla, Escondido and Mission Hills.