Eye Care Services: Cataracts

The Cataract Experience with Dr. LaBorwit

Dr. Scott LaBorwit has been performing cataract surgery for over 12 years. His advanced technique using topical anesthesia typically eliminates the need for stitches or needles. The incision site is as small as technology will allow, thus making for a safer procedure and quicker recovery. He utilizes state of the art equipment offering the latest technology to perform out-patient cataract surgery which typically takes less than 10 minutes! Twilight anesthesia is administered during the procedure so patients are completely relaxed and usually do not experience any pain. In fact, few patients require any pain medication and most often patients do not require a patch after surgery. Your road to clearer vision has never been so accessible and easy to achieve!

Dr. LaBorwit believes patients should be given the opportunity to take full advantage of technological advances with regard to cataract implants. He discusses will all patients who are candidates the option of premium intraocular lenses to decrease dependence on glasses at distance AND near after surgery. In fact, Dr. LaBorwit is a leader in the country in the number of premium implants he uses each year. Discover the latest options for cataract implants:

Now Offering Premium Lens Implants

ReSTOR – A multifocal implant which provides both distance and near vision after cataract surgery, thus reducing dependence on glasses. Traditional implants improve only distance vision and reading and intermediate glasses are still necessary after surgery. Imagine after years of relying on glasses to see, the opportunity for visual freedom! Dr. LaBorwit recommends the ReSTOR lens for those patients who don’t want to depend on glasses. In fact, of patients who were asked if they would choose ReStor again, 98% said they would!

Toric – An astigmatism correcting implant which addresses corneal astigmatism so that distance vision is completely corrected after cataract surgery without glasses. With a traditional implant in patients who have astigmatism, glasses are still necessary to see at all distances. This lens is only necessary for individuals with a high level of astigmatism.

Cataract Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Causes
Cataracts are a cloudiness that occurs in the lens of the eye. The lens is made mostly of water and protein arranged to let light through. Sometimes the protein clumps, blocking light and making the lens appear cloudy. Most cataracts develop when aging or injury changes the tissue that makes up the lens of the eye. Some cataracts form as a result of inherited genetic disorders that cause other health problems and increase your risk for cataracts. There are different types of cataracts that bring unique and varying symptoms, all of which can cause visual impairment. While cataracts can dramatically affect your vision, they are not a dangerous condition.

Symptoms
A person with cataracts may encounter faded colors, problems with light (such as halos, or headlights that seem too bright), poor night vision, double vision, or multiple vision.

Treatment
Your eye doctor can detect the presence of cataracts through a thorough eye exam, including a visual acuity test and dilation of the pupils.

Surgical removal of cataracts is recommended when vision loss interferes with activities of daily living, such as reading or driving. The decision to perform surgery should be based on your own assessment of functional impairment, along with physician recommendations.