A cataract is a cloudiness in the natural lens of the eye. During cataract surgery, the natural lens of the eye, along with the cloudiness caused by the cataract, is removed. A membrane is left behind to act as a pouch or pocket for an Intraocular Lens Implant. Each lens implant is carefully selected by Dr. William Goldstein in an effort to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses. To maximize the patient’s freedom from glasses, Dr. Goldstein prefers to use the Crystalens, Tecnis or ReStor implants to provide full focus. Each of these implants have advantages and disadvantages, and a careful discussion of each patient’s needs is essential in choosing the correct implant. Dr. Goldstein is known for his personal one-on-one care, and his careful evaluation of the details needed to help patients figure out which implant is best…for them!
Crystalens Advanced Technology Lenses
The Crystalens is the only FDA approved accomodating Intraocular Lens Implant available in the United States (as of 2010). These implants have advantages and disadvantages, and a careful discussion of each patient’s needs is essential in choosing the correct implant. Dr. Goldstein is known for his personal one-on-one care, and his careful evaluation of the details needed to help patients figure out which implant is best…for them! Laser Cataract Surgery can now be performed to enhance the accuracy of the procedure for the best outcomes.
Tecnis and ReStor Advanced Technology Lenses
The Tecnis and ReStor lens implants are a uniquely designed implant which gives a full range of focus using a ‘multifocal’ approach. These implants have their own unique advantages and disadvantages, and need to be discussed with Dr. Goldstein after careful examination in his office. Multifocal lens implants have built-in ‘zones of power’ which look like rings within the implant. Each ring is specially designed to provide a different focal point, thereby giving patients a full range of focus without glasses, and without effort! In general, patients gain their full range of vision very rapidly; within a week or so. They may be bothered, especially in the early phases, by glare and halos. These are usually temporary, but can be permanent and disabling in patients especially where night driving is concerned. Each implant is chosen specifically for the individual patient to ensure the best outcomes.
Toric IOL’s correct astigmatism, which causes two points of focus inside the eye. Without correction, astigmatism causes blurred vision that requires glasses or contact lenses for correction. The Trulign Toric Lens Implant can correct astigmatism like a toric lens implant, but also flexes like the Crystalens to allow a full range of focus.
Dr. Goldstein will be glad to answer any questions you have about the cataract surgery. Medical examinations are available to discuss the details of this procedure, and are usually covered by your insurance. To have your questions answered regarding cataract surgery call Dr. Goldstein’s office at (586) 323-2020 to arrange an appointment, or set up your appointment now online.
Advanced Technology Implant Pricing
Dr. Goldstein charges a global fee if your lens is inserted at the time of cataract surgery, regardless of degree of correction needed if astigmatism is present, or if monovision correction is performed for reading. You are guaranteed to receive the latest technology, and personalized care that you deserve. This global fee includes all costs associated with your surgery:
- Your initial evaluation by Dr. Goldstein to determine if Crystalens, Trulign, Tecnis, or Restor surgery is right for you.
- Your full consultation with complete dilated examination and extended discussion with Dr. Goldstein.
- All preoperative testing, both in the office, and at the surgery center.
- Postoperative care for 12 months after surgery.
- Laser cataract surgery technique
- Additional LASIK or RK surgery if needed to fine-tune the end result with an additional 12 months of postoperative care.