Vision is one of our most important senses. It defines the way we see and interact with the world we live in. Without clear vision, people can feel isolated and out of touch with their environment and others. Living with cataracts can literally cast a haze on someone’s day. Imagine waking up and seeing blurry, sometimes yellowish distortions of images. The vibrant colors you once knew are faded, lines are less clearly defined, and it’s becoming harder and harder to recognize a person’s face. With cataracts, vision loss usually happens gradually and changes are often not noticed until a person’s poor vision begins to impact their daily activities. Cataracts are caused by painless protein buildup on the eye’s normally clear lens. When this happens, not enough light is able to enter the eye to project properly on the retina (back of the eye), producing an image that is not clear. Cataracts are a common occurrence and present more in people over the age of 45. According to the National Institutes of Health, it’s estimated that more than half of Americans will have had either a cataract or cataract surgery by the age of 80. The good news is that cataract surgery is one of the safest and most frequently performed outpatient procedures in the United States. Treatment involves minor surgery, requiring removal of the clouded lens and replacing it with a synthetic clear intraocular lens (IOL).
Feinerman Vision Center offers the first FDA approved laser assisted cataract surgery, LenSx. With the LenSx system, a surgeon can scan each eye and get precise, individualized measurements. This computerized and individually tailored approach ensures precise and consistent results. Instead of using traditional blades called microkeratomes to make incisions, LenSx uses a femtosecond laser. This type of laser does not use heat and provides cleaner cuts, ensuring faster healing for the patient. The surgeon uses the readings from the LenSx computer to program the laser. The laser makes a small incision and then removes the lens after it is broken up in a procedure called phacoemulsification. Then, a new IOL is installed to replace the old lens. This entire process is quick and can be completed in less than 15 minutes.
Doctor Feinerman takes pride in providing his patients with the latest, safest, and most efficient technology in a soothing and comfortable atmosphere. To find out if you or someone you care about is a good candidate for LenSx, or if you have any questions about cataract surgery or vision-related issues, call Feinerman Vision Center at 1-877-752-8155. Their friendly, knowledgeable staff will be able to answer your inquiries and set up an appointment.
Valentine’s Day is more than just an occasion to exchange cards and candy, it’s a time to show your loved ones how much you care about them. If you’re looking for something unique to give that special someone, why not give them the gift of clear vision? Bring back the bright colors, the ability to see clearly, and easily recognize faces as they did before. You could positively change the way they see their life and how they live it.