Advanced Cataract Surgery with the ReSTOR® IOL for Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and the Surrounding Areas
In addition to their skill in LASIK, Epi-LASIK, and other laser eye surgery procedures, our ophthalmologists are recognized leaders in the field of cataract surgery. By combining exceptional talent with leading technology, our doctors provide Bloomfield Hills residents and those of the surrounding areas with the very best cataract treatment available.
The eye’s natural lens contributes to the production of visual images by focusing light on the retina at the back of the eye. However, with age, proteins in the natural lens can clump together in large numbers and obstruct the passage of light. This clouding of the lens, known as a cataract, produces haziness in one’s visual field, an effect that worsens over time. At Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey, our ophthalmologists have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts. We provide the latest techniques in cataract surgery, including the no-stitch, small incision procedure. Residents of Bloomfield Hills and the surrounding communities who are looking for an experienced cataract surgeon can rely on the expertise of our accomplished doctors.
Symptoms that may indicate the presence of a cataract include glare, light sensitivity, blurred vision, frequent prescription changes, poor night vision, double vision in one eye, and fading of colors.
No-Stitch, Small Incision Cataract Surgery
While the early effects of cataracts may be treated with corrective eyewear, surgery is the only effective means of treating cataracts that have reached advanced stages. At our eye surgery center, we offer no-stitch, small incision cataract surgery to residents of Bloomfield Hills and surrounding areas. This advanced procedure holds several benefits over conventional forms of cataract surgery. With the no-stitch procedure, patients experience less discomfort, recover more quickly, achieve improved vision more rapidly, and are less likely to incur surgically induced astigmatism than with other forms of cataract surgery.
The surgeon begins the procedure by applying a local anesthetic to the eye. A small incision, about 1/6 of an inch wide, is then made in the sclera (the white portion of the eye). The damaged lens is dissolved using a device that emits ultrasonic waves. It is then carefully removed and replaced by a foldable intraocular lens (IOL). The new lens will restore the function of a healthy, natural lens. The entire procedure lasts around 15 minutes. Because of the way the incision is made, the eye can heal without the need for stitches.
Our cataract surgery experts in Bloomfield Hills utilize the ReSTOR® IOL to help patients achieve optimal vision. Continue reading to learn about how the advanced technology employed by the ReSTOR® lens allows patients to experience greater vision improvement than previous lenses.
AcrySof® ReSTOR® Intraocular Lens
For most people who suffer from cataracts, the ability to see clearly without glasses is only a distant memory. However, through a patented technology called apodized diffractive optics, the AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL, is now making it possible for patients at our practice in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan to experience enhanced near, intermediate, and distance vision.
Designed to reduce patients’ reliance on glasses and bifocals, the AcrySof® ReSTOR® lens truly represents a revolution in IOL innovation. Previous IOLs were monofocal, meaning that they provided patients with improved vision at only one focal point. The ReSTOR® IOL uses three separate technologies – apodization, diffraction, and refraction – to provide cataract surgery patients with a full range of enhanced vision. The ReSTOR® IOL’s patented technology allows it to distribute light over the retina to accommodate different focal points, as well as the different sizes of the pupil as it adjusts to diverse lighting conditions. This means that patients are able to read the print in books, magazines, and newspapers while also being able to easily view distant objects.
In a clinical study, 84 percent of patients who received the ReSTOR® lens experienced distance vision of 20/25.In addition, four out of five patients who received the lens as part of cataract surgery reported never having to use eyeglasses or other corrective eyewear.
As leaders in the field of cataract surgery, our ophthalmologists in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan were given the opportunity to serve as clinical investigators in the development of the ReSTOR® lens. Their exceptional experience and ability in treating cataracts made them ideal candidates for the position. Through their research into the uses and efficacy of the ReSTOR® lens, our ophthalmologists have further bolstered their reputation as internationally renowned experts in the field of cataract treatment. If you are suffering from cataracts and are considering surgery to have them removed, you can be sure that our accomplished ophthalmologists will provide you with the safest and most advanced surgical care available.
Please contact our office if you would like to learn more about the ReSTOR® intraocular lens or sutureless cataract surgery at our state-of-the-art facility in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. A member of our eye care team will be happy to answer all of your questions and help you determine the best way to enhance your vision today.