About Cataract Lenses
Cataract surgery, both laser and traditional, is performed to replace a cloudy, foggy lens (cataract) with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Artificial lenses are made and placed into an eye using incredibly advanced technologies and techniques, and they serve to function just like the natural lens but without the cloudiness that can impair a patient's vision. Along with eradicating cataracts from the eye, intraocular lenses may also enhance an individual's overall quality of sight and improve any refractive errors. When you've been diagnosed with cataracts, or if you suspect that you may have a cataract, contact Wang Vision Institute in Nashville, TN to learn how our skilled team of ophthalmologists can improve your eye health with IOLs and laser cataract surgery.
Cataract Lens Options
At Wang Vision Institute, our team uses the most state-of-the-art intraocular lenses for patients receiving laser cataract surgery. Artificial IOLs come in many forms with each type created to suit certain needs and situations. Several of these lenses can promote clear vision at a distance while others may cover other distances as well. There are even IOLs that are great for men and women with astigmatism, presbyopia (age-related vision loss), and other specific conditions.
All cataract surgeries, laser or otherwise, require the replacement of a cloudy lens so an important part of your cataract surgery assessment will involve selecting the right IOL for your needs. Our skilled team has years of experience when it comes to working with IOLs and patients with cataracts so we will be able to determine the correct artificial lens that will best suit your eye health, vision quality, and lifestyle.
"I took my mom for exam in January. The staff was great. My mom has Fuch's Dystrophy and needed cataract surgery. Had that done in March. After meeting Dr. Wang and the staff I knew we were in good hands."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 19, 2020
"I took my Mom for exam in January. She has Fuch's Dystrophy and needed cataract surgery. Had cataract surgery in March. So far everything is great. After meeting Dr. Wang and staff, I knew she was in good hands."- T.M. / Yelp / Mar 18, 2020
"I had small incision lasik in October 2019 to correct astigmatism and near sidedness in both of my eyes. I am beyond satisfied with the services I received. I see way better than I ever did with contacts or glasses. Everyone I have seen at Wang Vision Institute have been so nice and personable. They were amazing at easing the anxiety I experienced when it was time for the procedure and even took a video on my phone because I asked for one! Dr. Frenkel did a great job and I have not regretted having this done with him by any means!"- A.S. / Yelp / Mar 18, 2020
"Surgery was great. Staff is very professional and thorough"- J.J. / Facebook / Mar 11, 2020
"Two months after receiving "Forever Young" lens replacement surgery from Dr. Wang, I am once again able to read fine print and see my computer screen. My experience with Wang Vision Institute was wonderful and produced a result which is life changing!"- C.Y. / Healthgrades / Mar 10, 2020
best candidates for Cataract Lens Options
Any patient who receives laser cataract surgery at our Nashville, TN office is a potential candidate to receive an artificial IOL. Patients who have had prior laser eye surgeries, including LASIK, SMILE (small incision lenticule extraction), PRK, or any other corneal laser surgeries, could also qualify to receive an intraocular lens. During your cataract surgery consultation, we will assess your overall health, medical history, and current needs and condition to help you determine which lens is your best match. Men and women with chronic infections, uncontrolled diabetes, or other health problems may have to wait until these disorders stabilize before having a cataract removed.
What to Expect with Cataract Lens Options
Prior to your laser cataract procedure, we will go over what you can expect from your surgery and give you a realistic idea of what you can expect from your IOL. The results you get from the surgery will depend significantly on which artificial lens is chosen, as well as how your vision was before cataracts. The vast majority of men and women report being happy with their outcomes, and some even note that their vision has improved overall. One extra benefit of having an artificial intraocular lens is that they are crafted with medical-grade materials that will not degrade over time. This means that once a cataract is removed, you cannot develop another one. However, some patients may notice cloudiness in their vision that develops over time. While not cataracts, this is a result of posterior capsular opacification (PCO) and can be corrected promptly with a simple and effective laser treatment.
more than you bargain for
Receiving laser cataract surgery and getting an artificial IOL can be a wonderful, life-enhancing experience for many of our Nashville, TN patients. Along with being freed from a cloudy, foggy lens, men and women who receive this procedure are able to achieve restored — or even improved — sight. If you've been diagnosed with cataracts, or if you've been experiencing hazy vision, contact Wang Vision Institute and schedule a consultation with one of our highly experienced eye professionals.