Would you like to decrease your dependency on glasses or contact lenses? This is now an option with the use of premium lifestyle lens implants. Individuals suffering from cataracts previously had only a monofocal lens implant option after surgery. NEW multifocal IOL technology provides multiple ranges of vision: near, intermediate and far, giving you the opportunity to reduce or even eliminate your dependency on glasses!
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Instasight™ Cataract surgery is considered one of the safest surgical procedures performed today. Recent advances in technology and technique have made it gentler and more reliable than ever. Stuart J. Kaufman, M.D., the Founder and Medical Director of KEI, has in his continuing effort brought the most advanced surgical techniques to our patients. Dr. Stuart J. Kaufman is proud to be able to offer the newest advanced implants. Dr. Kaufman was the first surgeon in the Tampa Bay Area to use Crystalens® implants to help decrease patient's dependency on glasses after cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery is very common and people of all ages can have cataracts. Advancements in technology has made cataract surgery even more successful due to the creation of artificial intraocular lenses that can enhance a person’s vision even more so without the need for glasses. If you have a cataract you may not know it because the change in vision is gradual. Some symptoms of cataracts include a painless blurring of vision, double vision, sensitivity to light and glare, poor night vision, a fading of colors, and having to change your lens prescription strength frequently.
An important decision when thinking about having cataract surgery is to find a cataract surgeon you can trust, and at the Kaufman Eye Institute, you can be sure that you are in the right hands when it comes to your vision. Another important decision to make with your cataract surgeon is which kind of intraocular lens will be best in correcting your vision after cataract surgery. There are many different kinds of lens implants to choose from including monofocal, multifocal IOL’s, and accommodating lens. Dr. Stuart Kaufman will help you choose the right lens for your visual needs.
Cataract surgery can be completed on an outpatient basis in about 15 minutes.
To ensure that cataract surgery is as comfortable as possible, two forms of anesthesia are used to numb your entire eye. Topical anesthesia bathes and numbs the surface of the eye, while the intraocular medication Xylocaine eliminates all sensation inside. Numbing the eye is done without needles in order to maximize patient comfort. This allows the cataract removal procedure to be done without pain or needles.
Once the eye is completely numb, Dr. Kaufman will use an instrument to make a tiny beveled “self-sealing” incision. This self-sealing incision allows the eye to heal without stitches. It works because the eye’s internal pressure holds the incision tightly closed. The self-sealing incision is microscopic, and is made at the edge of the clear cornea (the transparent covering of the front of the eye). Dr. Kaufman was the first to perform this technique in the counties in which he practices, coining it lnstasight™.
The Crystalens® implant is then inserted into the microscopic self-sealing incision. This lens is permanant and will prevent another cataract from forming. The incsion will heal naturally and quickly without stiches. Dr. Stuart Kaufman will place drops in the eye to prevent infection and inflammation. A follow up appointment will be requested on the day after surgery to make sure that the patients satisfaction and visual results have been reached. Patients should see a change within their vision almost immediately and can return to their daily activities.
If you have a cataract in the Tampa Bay Area in Florida, visit the Kaufman Eye Institute today and we will help you through every step of the way in regaining your vision and living the life that you deserve.