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 San Diego
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.
Cataract Lens Options
Monofocal Intraocular Lenses Monofocal IOLs are used during a standard cataract surgery procedure. Monofocal lenses deliver improved vision at one distance – usually far. After cataract surgery with a monofocal lens, you will still need to wear glasses for near and intermediate vision. These lenses do not correct other vision problems such as astigmatism or presbyopia.
Crystalens Unlike standard cataract replacement lenses, the Crystalens IOL from Bausch + Lomb is designed to correct cataracts and restore the patient's natural range of vision. Individual results may vary.
Toric Lenses ALCON's Toric Lenses are intraocular lenses that are used by eye surgeons to correct astigmatism and cataracts at the same time.
TRULIGN Toric IOLs TRULIGN lenses are designed to correct cataracts and give patients a broader range of vision while reducing their dependence on glasses. Unlike traditional Toric lenses, TRULIGN IOLs can correct both astigmatism and presbyopia.
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.