Best Cataract Treatments in Newark, DE
Throughout the United States and around the world, more than 1.4 million people have cataract eye surgery each year, and a high percentage of those treated regain useful vision.
The most common type of cataract eye surgery performed in the U.S. today is an outpatient procedure using a process called phacoemulsification. During this surgery, the surgeon makes a tiny incision and uses high-speed ultrasound waves to break the cataract into tiny pieces that are then removed.
What Is a Cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. It has long been the most common cause of blindness in the world and is the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 55. In the United States, 75 percent of all people over the age of 60 show signs of cataracts as a normal consequence of aging.
Cataract Surgery Lens Options
The good news is that a cataract lens can be easily replaced with a new, intraocular lens implant with a simple outpatient procedure at the Cataract and Laser Center.
No-or-Low Drop Laser Cataract Surgery
No-or-low drop cataract surgery has the added benefit for you to pay less for post-surgical drops, reducing the hassle of multiple drops throughout the recovery process. We strive to make the experience more comfortable and easier on you.
Lens Implant Choices
Cataract surgery goes well beyond the standard intraocular lens implant (IOL.) IOLs are artificial lenses made of silicone or acrylic that restore vision after the cataract lens is removed. At Eye Care of Delaware, you have many choices for vision correction with cataract surgery.
Basic Cataract Surgery
Traditional cataract surgery starts with a manual extraction of the cloudy cataract lens that is replaced by a single-focus IOL. With basic cataract surgery, you can expect to have improved distance vision while relying on glasses for your near vision. Sometimes, bifocals must be worn for best overall vision.
Custom Distance Vision
Eye Care of Delaware offers a Custom Distance Vision Option for patients with astigmatism that want to reduce the need for glasses for distance vision. Custom Distance packages are available to reduce astigmatism and provide sharper distance vision with less dependency on distance glasses.
Expanded Range of Vision
The Expanded Range of Vision offers patients a full range of seamless vision at all distances with less dependency on glasses. Dr. Jeffrey Boyd implements the highest technology to correct vision at all distances. Astigmatism correction is also available with the Expanded Range of Vision choice.
Cataract Fees & Pricing
The cost to receive cataract surgery can vary depending on numerous factors. Dr. Boyd will walk you through the entire process, ensuring you understand everything involved with the cataract surgery. A complete breakdown of costs will be explained, so you know exactly what you are paying.