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Lens and Cataract

Most of the time, cataract surgery is an easy, comfortable and fast surgery for patient and surgeon alike. Modern techniques often use femtosecond laser to divide the cataract into manageable pieces and create computer-perfect tissue incisions. But other times, cataract surgery is anything but routine.
Dr. Paul Krawitz completed his ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in 1990. Since that time, he has refined his cataract surgery technique, based upon tens of thousands of surgeries performed and utilizing the most advanced published techniques and state-of-the-art equipment.
There is a drug side effect that is adversely affecting the treatment of cataracts by making the surgery more difficult and increasing the likelihood of surgical complications. The drugs causing this problem are Flomax and other similar medications for prostate hypertrophy.
Eye surgeons often recommend ORA Intraoperative Computer Imaging, which takes thousands of images and performs calculations after your natural lens is removed but before a lens implant is inserted, to provide you with the most accurate calculation possible for your clear vision.
VisiVite's C.E.O., Dr. Paul Krawitz recommends that you consider Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery if you have one of the following conditions: extremely dense cataract, previous significant eye trauma or unstable cataract support, pseudoexfoliation syndrome, or poor corneal endothelial cell health. Even if you do not have one of these conditions, you can have Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery.
Likening a cataract to a piece of fruit, and waiting until it’s “ripe”before you can have surgery might be a catchy phrase. But it’s also outdated medicine.
Patients with astigmatism who have undergone cataract surgery often lament their choice to have a standard lens implanted which does not fully correct their vision.
During cataract surgery, the lens is dissolved using ultrasound and then vacuumed out of the eye. In its place, the ophthalmic surgeon places an intraocular lens implant. Cataract surgery using a no-stitch technique represents a wonderful opportunity for you to improve vision AND become less dependent upon glasses.
Cataract surgery is the most frequent surgery performed annually in the United States. Yet, there are several myths regarding cataract surgery. For example, a cataract is not a veil that grows over the eye. Nor is it a new growth inside the eye.
A small percentage of elderly adults secrete a protein within the fluid of the inner eyeball. This protein then layers upon many of the internal structures of the eye, including the cornea (the clear window in the front of the eye), the colored iris, the internal lens and the structure that drains fluid from the eye and helps to maintain normal internal pressure, known as the trabecular meshwork.

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