What are my options for cataract surgery?
Patients have a lot of options with cataract surgery as far as the implant that is put into a patient's eye. Learn more from Dr. Marian Macsai on behalf of NorthShore University HealthSystem about cataract surgery.
Patients have a lot of options with cataract surgery as far as the implant that we put in their eye.
What are the different options for cataract surgery? Well, there's a rumor out there that cataract surgery
is performed with a laser. And that's not true. We don't use a laser to perform cataract surgeries.
But patients have a lot of options with cataract surgery, as far as the implant that we put in their eye.
We now have implants available that correct distance vision, correct astigmatism.
And we even have premium implants that correct patients' distance and near vision.
Now, not every implant is covered by the patient's insurance. But they all have the option of either correcting
their eyes for distance, both eyes for distance. Patients may elect to do monovision where their dominant eye is corrected for distance
and their non-dominant eye is corrected for near. A third option is to have an implant that
corrects their astigmatism or a Toric implant. Or patients can choose to have a multifocal implant that
allows them to see distance, intermediate, and near. But they really need to have a good evaluation to figure out
which is best for them. And we work with our patients to figure that out. [AUDIO LOGO]
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