Cataract Surgery in Michigan
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens in your eye. As we age, our eyes mature and vision changes naturally occur. In fact, cataracts affect more than 50% of people over the age of 60.
With no medical treatment available to prevent or reverse the development of cataracts, those who suffer from this disease can look to our simple, stress-free eye surgery to restore their vision. Without this procedure, the natural lens continues to cloud, making daily activities a thing of the past.
What is an IOL?
An IOL is small—about ⅓ the size of a dime—and is made from synthetic materials. During the procedure, your natural eye lens is removed, allowing the IOL to be inserted in its place. The length of surgery ranges from 30 minutes to an hour and the incision heals on its own, so there are no stitches required.
Once you discuss your visual goals with our expert ophthalmologists we will determine together which of the IOL types is best for your lifestyle. Whether monofocal, multifocal, accommodating, or toric IOL is selected, you’ll be able to go home soon after your procedure.
Dropless cataract surgery offers a wonderful alternative for those looking for a smoother recovery from cataract surgery. After traditional cataract surgery, eye drops are prescribed to prevent infection. If you opt for dropless cataract surgery, our expert eye surgeons administer the antibiotics and anti-inflammatories during the cataract procedure resulting in a more relaxing postoperative period.
This makes post-procedure recovery a breeze. Administering drops on your own can be a burden, and add additional costs. Talk with one of our expert ophthalmologists to determine if the dropless procedure is a good fit for you.
What Are Cataract Symptoms?
In addition to cloudy vision, cataracts cause:
Cataract Treatment Options in Michigan
Michigan Eye Institute offers state-of-the-art laser cataract surgery treatment options. Our cutting edge techniques and wide array of options ensure that our patients are given the best surgical outcome possible.
Corneal Topography Testing
Michigan Eye Institute can perform corneal topography testing to map the surface of your cornea in detail. This helps our ophthalmologists and optometrists accurately assess your eyes for the best possible results during cataract surgery or laser vision correction.
Additionally, corneal topography can detect corneal diseases, deformities, and interior astigmatism.
Laser Cataract Surgery
Our premium laser cataract surgery technology, paired with our expert, cutting-edge techniques, provides our patients with the very best experience and outcome.
Cataract surgery recovery time is quick and patients can return home soon after surgery, however, they are encouraged to rest for the remainder of the day. Every patient has a different healing rate, but many experience improved vision almost immediately after the procedure. Patients can return to their normal activities very soon following surgery.
Intraocular Lens (IOLS)
During your cataract procedure, the natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens called an Intraocular Lens (IOL).
With so many IOLs to pick from, our expert physicians and team can walk you through all of your options. We go over your goals and custom-match the IOL that best fits your lifestyle.