Advanced Cataract Surgery

 

The eye works like a camera, using its natural lens to focus on an image. If a camera lens became cloudy, the image becomes blurred. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, and its formation is a normal part of the aging process. Symptoms include blurred vision, the need for brighter light to read, faded colors, sensitivity to light and glare, halos, double images, impaired night vision, and frequent changes in contact lens or eyeglass prescriptions.

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the world. However, Refractive Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery differs in two important ways from traditional cataract surgery: the intraocular lens implants and cataract surgery technology.

Cataract Vision Simulator

Lensar Imaging

The Cataract Surgery Technology

The second important difference between ReLACS and traditional cataract surgery is the surgical technology that is used. Dr. Herschel uses the LENSAR® Laser System with Augmented Reality™, an advanced femtosecond laser and imaging system, for his ReLACS procedures.

LENSAR’s superior Augmented Reality imaging system represents an advanced approach to cataract surgery. With Augmented Reality, Dr. Herschel can see everything inside the eye in greater detail. LENSAR’s precision, imaging, and laser incisions enable Dr. Herschel to ensure that the cataract is safely removed and that the new intraocular lens is properly positioned, resulting in better vision outcomes.

The LENSAR® Laser System is a femtosecond cataract laser built specifically for refractive cataract surgery (a femtosecond laser is the same type laser that is used to cut the flap in LASIK surgery). Because it was designed from the ground up, every aspect of the laser has been purposefully designed to meet the needs of cataract surgeons and their patients.

Intraocular Lens Implants (IOLs)

In traditional cataract surgery, the natural lens is removed and replaced by a monofocal lens. This lens may not correct for all the most common refractive errors, and readers or bifocals will likely be required after surgery for clear vision.

In contrast, ReLACS can correct these refractive errors; restore near, intermediate, and distance vision; and eliminate the need for readers or bifocals after surgery. (ReLACS is like Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), except in RLE the natural lens has not yet developed a cataract.) More and more people enjoy active lifestyles, and they do not want to put up with glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery. So they are choosing Refractive Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery with premium lenses instead of traditional cataract surgery with monofocal lenses.

The best premium intraocular lens implant for you will depend on your vision and eye conditions. These include toric lenses for myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism; multifocal lenses for a wide range of clear vision, near, intermediate, and distance; and aspheric lenses to correct aberrations in the spherical shape of the eye. After a comprehensive eye exam and diagnostic testing, Dr. Herschel will discuss with you which premium IOL will best meet your vision correction needs. Learn more about premium IOLs.

Who Is A Candidate For Refractive Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (REALCS)?

Virtually anyone with cataracts who does not want to wear eyeglasses or bifocals after cataract surgery.

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Those who know choose Herschel LASIK and Cataract Institute

Beautiful office. Amazing and caring staff. Getting my surgery done Saturday and the Doctor and the staff helped choose the right option for me and I didn't feel pushed to commit. One of the only few who commits the patient to a dry eye treatment as per my research. Post-surgery I hope to keep my 5 star rating because I have nothing bad to say!

Yogi Nayyar (Google), February 2020

I recently did my LASIK procedure about 1 week ago and was completely blown away from beginning to end with the SERVICE received from the entire staff at Herschel LASIK. The office is beautifully decorated and the staff was always professional, personable, knowledgeable and friendly. I particularly enjoyed the way that everything was explained clearly before, during and after my procedure and questions were always encouraged and answered. My experience was the best encounter to date with a physician. Excellent doctor + excellent support staff +excellent service = excellent experience and a happy customer. Thank you so much Dr. Herschel, Doris and Francesca.

Vernicia Sturrup (Google), September 2019

Great service, sometimes a bit of a wait, but I take a full lobby as a sign of a well recommended doctor. Staff is friendly & quick to answerphones & squeeze me in when I got an eye problem. Would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to get LASIK. Doctor even personally called to check on me the night after my procedure.

Stephanie G. (Yelp), January 2020

I got my LASIK procedure done here. I was apprehensive, mostly because anything to do with my eyes kind of freaked me out.
I went under a free consultation. The nurses/assistants were very nice and they answered any questions I had. Then I met Dr. Herschel and he was very nice and understanding. He explained all that would happen, how everything works, how long recovery will be, everything.
So, I agreed and start the process. I love the fact you always meet with Dr. Herschel at every appointment.
I now have 20/20 vision.
I'd highly recommend going to him for all of your vision needs.

Kelsea K. (Yelp), November 2019

Great surgeon and great staff. Do your research, Dr. Herschel is more than just a LASIK surgeon. He is certified and specializes in all areas of eye surgery so have peace of mind that you are getting one of the best. They use current technology and machines. More so, if your eyes aren’t ready for surgery he has no problem delaying 1-2 weeks until they are 100% good-to-go. He will not risk your health for the sake of money.

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