In the past, cataract procedures had one option: remove the cloudy natural lens, insert a clear replacement lens, and continue wearing prescription glasses. This option is definitely still available and generally fully covered by insurance. Magruder Laser Vision has another approach to cataract replacement that could have you seeing 20/20 without prescription lenses! The Orlando ophthalmology team at Magruder Laser Vision presents the following information concerning Advanced Laser Cataract Surgery.

MLV Advanced Laser Cataract Surgery is Incredibly Precise

Advanced Laser Cataract Surgery procedures include a 3D reconstructed image of your eye to precisely determine the dimensions and imperfections. This 3D image helps your Orlando ophthalmology team plan the procedure to give you the ultimate in safety and accuracy for your cataract procedure.

Dr. Michael J. Shumski uses a laser for the incisions and preparing the cataract for removal. He then vacuums away the cloudy cataract and inserts a custom intraocular lens (IOL) to replace your cloudy lens. The implant is matched to your prescription and can correct presbyopia, astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. You can have better vision than you have experienced in decades. Advanced Laser Cataract Surgery reduces the halos around lights that many astigmatic patients recognize, allowing patients to drive confidently at night or in low light conditions.

Because the procedure involves only lasers and no blades, the eye ususally recovers exceptionally quickly. Advanced Laser Cataract Surgery basically combines the benefits of cataract removal and LASIK treatment.

Advanced Laser Cataract Surgery is the Patient’s Choice

Dr. Shumski reports that more than four out of five of his patients choose MLV Advanced Laser Cataract Surgery because they value their vision and find the ability to see without glasses is worth more than just money. The cost of custom cataract lens replacement is similar to a LASIK procedure, approximately $2,500-$3500 per eye in out-of-pocket expenses. Once you figure in the savings on glasses and contacts over time, the actual cost of state-of-the-art surgery diminishes significantly. The ability to be able to see without corrective lenses makes it well worth any price.

Everyone will eventually develop cataracts, if they live long enough. Knowing that the population is aging and living longer, giant leaps have occurred in the field of cataract care. This procedure is now performed in-office, often without an IV, and most patients can drive the following day with clearer, brighter vision. The Orlando ophthalmology team at Magruder Laser Vision would love to speak with you concerning Advanced Laser Cataract Surgery. Give us a call at 407-843-5665 and read our blogs to learn about the latest news in eye care.

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