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Cataract Options to Fit Your Lifestyle

Laser Cataract Surgery
Also known as Bladeless cataract surgery, the newest technology available is used to remove the cataract with Laser Precision without a blade. Over time, the natural lens of the eye can become clouded, creating a visual disturbance. When the patient decides that disturbance is interfering with daily life, Dr Rubinchik can remove the cataract, using the LenSx femtosecond laser. Laser energy is used to create the incision to enter the eye, as well as correct for astigmatism in the cornea. The same laser also dissects the clouded lens, preparing it for removal from the eye. The laser procedure allows correction for small amounts of astigmatism, previously untreatable with traditional cataract surgery, as well as exact reproducibility – the most precision available in cataract surgery today.

After removal of the cataracts lens, a tiny lens implant is inserted to allow clear vision again. There are implant options available(ATIOL), to correct for astigmatism or to grant vision without dependence on glasses, should a patient wish to pursue this option. Payment plans are available to make it easy to afford the upgrade during this once in a lifetime procedure. Imagine life without glasses after cataract surgery…it is possible. You are worth it!


Traditional Cataract Surgery
Dr Rubinchik enters the eye thru a small incision called a paracentesis, made with a diamond blade. Through this incision, instruments are gently inserted to access the cataract, gently emulsify it(phacoemulsification), to enable aspiration and removal of the clouded lens. An implant is inserted, replacing the patients clouded lens with a clear artificial one. Dr Rubinchik has performed thousands of this procedure, as well as studying at busy hospital in India to perfect his technique on complicated cataract surgery. Whatever your challenge, Dr Rubinchik is trained and equipped to handle it.


For those patients who are interested, and good candidates upon examination and screening, Dr Rubinchik offers the following advanced technology procedures:


Advanced Technology Intraocular lenses (ATIOL)
50-70 % of the population develops cataract.

Modern cataract surgery hinges on the implantation of a clear artificial lens into the eye, to replace the clouded natural lens. Medicare covers the basic lens, which gives one range of vision for the patient. Most patients choose intermediate/distance vision range, making reading glasses necessary for near vision, (reading, close work). Most astigmatic patients require glasses to correct for the asymmetry of their cornea.

For a small out of pocket investment, Advanced Technology IOLs offer the patient the option to see without reading glasses (print as small as the back of a credit card).


Presbyopia
Presbyopia is an age-related loss of lens accommodation that results in an inability to focus at near distances. It is the most common physiological change occurring in the adult eye and is thought to cause universal near vision impairment with advancing age. Presbyopia causes the need for glasses to read, most commonly occurring after the age of 40. Multifocal IOLs allow the eye to see distance, intermediate and near vision without the need for glasses. With district zones for different distances, Multifocal IOLs allow a range of clear vision at varying distances. Some patients are elect ATIOL surgery simply to leave glasses behind, even with no cataract. This is called Clear Lens Exchange.


Astigmatism
Astigmatism is a vision condition that causes blurred vision due either to the irregular shape of the cornea, the clear front cover of the eye, or sometimes the curvature of the lens inside the eye. An irregular shaped cornea or lens prevents light from focusing properly on the retina, the light sensitive surface at the back of the eye. As a result, vision becomes blurred at any distance. Toric IOLs have a special zone of correction built in, to compensate for corneal astigmatism. Many astigmatic patients have difficulty seeing the alarm clock in the morning, and upgrading to a toric lens can allow this patient to see better from the moment they open their eyes. Every day. With a one time chance to do cataract surgery (on each eye) aren’t you worth the investment? Dr Rubinchik has several payment options to make the surgery affordable.