Kaz Vision and Laser Center

Eye Surgery

Cataract Surgery/Premium Implants

Normally, the clear lens in the eye helps to focus the light and thickens or thins to bring closer or more distant objects into focus. As the lens ages, or if it has been exposed to too much sunlight, it starts to harden and cloud over. This clouded lens is called a cataract, and can easily be surgically removed to improve the vision. Most Americans between the ages of 65 and 75 have some degree of cataracts. It is completely up to you when the cataract is bad enough to want to remove. Some individuals only have minor cataracts and choose to wait till they worsen before the procedure. Others choose to get their full vision back right away.

Cataract surgery is one of the most effective treatments for this condition. Over 95% of patients treated have better vision after removal of the cataract. The procedure involves a microsurgery under local anesthesia. The clouded lens is replaced with an artificial lens. There are various options for the type of lens you have implanted. These may include a monofocal lens which allows you to see well at a particular focal point, such as distance (but still need to wear reading glasses for up close) or near (but still need to wear glasses for distance). Another option is a multifocal lens, which provides both near and far vision to minimize dependence on glasses. ReSTOR is one of the FDA approved multifocal lenses which provides built-in gradations of focus. 93% of patients with the ReSTOR lens implants never use glasses for far and 81% never use glasses for near. Other lenses correct astigmatism. Some patients choose to enjoy monovision in which one eye receives a lens focused on distance and the other eye receives a lens focused on near, thereby also minimizing dependence on glasses. Your doctor will talk with you about which option might work best with your lifestyle.

Corneal Transplants

Glaucoma Surgery

Trabeculectomy is a microsurgical procedure that creates a small hole into the eye under a flap in the sclera to provide a new drainage pathway for fluid to exit the eye. Mitomycin is an anti- scarring medication used at the operation site to prevent the flap from scarring closed. Fluid from under this “trap door” flap then collects under the conjunctival tissue covering the eye. This bubble of fluid is called a “bleb” and is located at the top part of the eye under the upper lid. The fluid is then reabsorbed by surrounding blood vessels.

The Ex-press ® Mini Glaucoma Shunt surgery is performed similar to the trabeculectomy discussed above. The main difference is that it involves inserting a tiny metallic shunt in the hole between the inner and outer walls of the eye to create a new drain which bypasses the eye's damaged drainage system, allowing excess fluid to exit the eye. This fluid then forms a bleb and gets reabsorbed by the body.

Glaucoma Tube Shunt surgery involves carefully inserting a small tube into the front chamber of the eye, just in front of the iris. Fluid from inside the eye can then drain through this tube out of the eye to a reservoir which is formed by a silicone plate at the back of the implant which is affixed to the sclera. The fluid collects here and is then reabsorbed by surrounding blood vessels.

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