Now introducing two great options when it comes to cataract surgery; traditional cataract surgery and laser assisted cataract surgery.

The cataract surgeons at the Kansas City Eye Clinic are specialists in diagnosis, assessment and surgical treatment of your cataract. Kansas City Eye Clinic offers you the latest in technology, especially when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts.

Your eyes work very much like a camera. Seeing clearly depends on the health and condition of the “camera lenses” of your eye: the cornea and the eye’s natural “crystalline lens.” The clouding of the eye’s crystalline lens is called a cataract. Cataracts are a leading cause of visual loss for people as they age. They can cause the sharpness in your vision to become blurry, bright colors to seem dull and seeing at night more difficult. There are no medications or other treatments to make cataracts go away. Fortunately, about 98% of cataract surgery patients have a complication-free experience.

When your cataract is removed the clouded lens is replaced with an intraocular lens (or, IOL). Exciting advances in IOL technology have given many patients a range of options to restore distance vision and to correct near and intermediate vision as well. These lenses are called multifocal or extended depth of focus IOLs. There are also lenses to correct corneal astigmatism called toric IOLs. These newest lenses can very frequently restore vision so that glasses are no longer necessary. No lens or procedure can guarantee that a patient will be able to see without eyeglasses, but your Kansas City Eye Clinic surgeon will help you determine what option is best for you.

When your cataracts limit your lifestyle or your activities, you should discuss your treatment options with your Kansas City Eye Clinic doctor and they will recommend the best plan specifically designed for you. If you would like to make an appointment for a Cataract Evaluation, you may request one here or call us at (913) 341-3100.

Each cataract specialist at the Kansas City Eye Clinic has had special, additional training (called a “fellowship”) which included surgical procedures to treat and correct cataracts. Click on the link below to learn more about our specialist surgeons.

Sara O’Connell, M.D.    Christopher Ketcherside, M.D.    Johann Ohly, M.D.