Refractive Cararact Surgery

For those who want to limit their dependence on glasses and contacts following cataract surgery.
Implant and endpoint selection in consultation with your doctor may provide a superior experience and an enhanced visual result.

PREMIUM
CATARACT
SURGERY

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

Wearing Glasses

If you are satisfied wearing bifocals after cataract surgery you don’t need this information.

If, on the other hand, you prefer to minimize your dependence on spectacles, study this material carefully.

The distinction between cataract extraction and refractive surgery has faded. Many patients desire the benefits of both procedures.

Our mission is to provide all of our patients with the most advanced pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative technology, services, and results. We recognize that not all patients have the same visual needs, goals or expectations. Participate in planning your visual rehabilitation. Choose your strategy and get the most from this life-enriching procedure.

Premium Cataract Surgery is available at a reasonable cost and in compliance with Medicare regulations and Federal Guidelines. You can learn more by visiting our website: http://www.cataractphiladelphia.com

Visual Rehabilitation

Cataract surgery remains one of the most rewarding experiences for both doctor and patient. This painless outpatient procedure is performed under topical anesthesia with sedation administered by a board certified Anesthesiologist. Surgery takes only minutes and vision returns promptly. Round-trip transportation is provided for you and a friend or family member. Our complication rate is less than 0.5%, well below the national average.

Premium visual rehabilitation is a process. Once the eyes have stabilized, we assess your spectacle-free visual performance. If modification of your refractive endpoint enhances your functionality, we perform excimer laser corneal sculpting. The refinement process may continue for several months. After that, we expect you will achieve your optimal visual state.

Rigorous clinical assessment, surgical experience and advanced technology
ensures the shortest path to your best vision.

Our practice will continue to provide the very best surgical results to all patients regardless of their financial status.

 

 

With over three million cataract surgeries performed annually Medicare and the other health insurance companies have limited coverage to single vision implants. They will not pay for the correction of astigmatism, ametropia or presbyopia. Astigmatism means your eye is not perfectly round. Ametropia is residual near-sightedness or far-sightedness common after surgery. Presbyopia is the need for reading glasses.

Consequently standard post-operative cataract patients should expect to depend on bifocals or trifocals to maximize distance, intermediate and near vision. Even if you had perfect distance vision, perfect near vision, or successful monovision prior to cataract development you can not expect this to return after surgery.

Fortunately, advances in lens technology and laser corneal sculpting effectively address these limitations. Medicare and the other companies recommend patients seeking more from their cataract procedure pay the supplemental costs. Premium Cataract Surgery was developed for patients seeking customized refractive results.

Premium Implants
and Premium Results

Not all patients qualify. Suitability for these procedures requires additional testing, evaluation and consultation. You must also have a level of expectation consistent with the limitations of both medicine and technology. Vision is quickly restored, however, patience is required as we fine-tune your personalized visual solution.

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