A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens in the eye. The lens in our eye helps to focus light on the retina, which then changes the light into nerve signals which are sent to the brain. When the lens becomes cloudy, light is unable to readily pass through to the retina, causing blurred or dimmed vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Some cataracts can be caused by trauma or other medical conditions, such as diabetes.
Symptoms associated with cataracts include blurry, cloudy vision; glare and halos around lights; colors seem faded; and poor night vision. Your ophthalmologist can detect cataracts with a comprehensive eye exam.
Cataracts cannot be treated with medications, but a cataract only needs to be removed when the impaired vision interferes with daily activities, such as driving, reading, or watching television. In this case, your eye doctor may recommend cataract surgery. During surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a clear, artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Cataract surgery is an out-patient surgery and most of the time
can be performed in under 30 minutes.
New advancements in technology now allow patients to have more options in achieving the vision they desire after cataract surgery with reduced dependence on glasses.
Dr. Kalyani performs state-of-the-art bladeless, femtosecond laser cataract surgery using the LenSx laser platform. With the use of the LenSx laser, Dr. Kalyani is able to perform a customized treatment unique to each patient’s eye with measurements that are taken in the office prior to surgery. The laser also allows Dr. Kalyani to gently break up the cataract so there is less ultrasound energy needed during the surgery.
Patients also have the option of choosing an IOL that best suit their needs. Premium IOLs which Dr. Kalyani offers are a multifocal IOL, which improves both near and distance vision, thus reducing the need for glasses and a toric IOL which helps reduce astigmatism, again reducing your dependence on glasses. When Dr. Kalyani is evaluating you for cataract surgery, he will discuss with you all of the options as well as his recommendations based on your needs.
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Ellicott City, Laurel, Catonsville, Baltimore, Annapolis, and the surrounding areas.