Dr. Reiter provides ultramodern cataract, corneal, and clear crystalline lens replacement surgery, greatly improving patients' far and near vision and reducing or eliminating the need for prescription glasses and/or contact lenses. Age, disease, and heredity cause focusing problems by altering the crystalline lens and cornea (structures in the eye that help to focus light on the retina). Hyperopia, myopia, presbyopia and cataracts are but a few of these problems. Not all of these issues can be solved by use of contact lenses, laser vision correction or eyeglasses. Dr. Reiter's careful and customized use of premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) and the femtosecond laser to replace the damaged lens or alter the shape of the cornea provides sharper, clearer vision.
Standard intraocular lenses give most patients, who do not have significant astigmatism, good distance vision. Patients with standard IOLs are likely to still require reading glasses for near tasks such as computer, smartphone use and reading. For the patient who desires good vision in the distance and at near without the use of glasses, there are several premium IOLs available. These IOLs are often implanted using the femtosecond laser to control astigmatism and help make IOL placement more accurate.
Advances in lens implant technology can now provide patients with an enhanced range of vision to reduce their dependence on glasses. The ReStor IOL, Crystalens and the Tecnis multifocal IOL are available to enhance your uncorrected vision. Although some of these lenses may initially give patients halos around headlights at night, these disappear for many patients after surgery. Implantation of these IOLs involves management of any pre-existing astigmatism to optimize uncorrected vision.
The femtosecond laser provides a platform that allows lens based surgery to be computerized. This enables ultra-precise surgeries that add to the accuracy of both premium and standard IOL surgeries.
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Toric IOLs are designed to treat patients who have corneal astigmatism prior to cataract or refractive lens surgery. Not everyone is a candidate for laser cataract surgery. Toric premium IOLs provide a way to achieve remarkable uncorrected visual acuity without using the laser to alter the corneal shape. Dr. Reiter uses the ORA, an intraoperative wavefront aberrometer, to verify correct placement of the toric IOL during the surgery.
Crystalens is the first FDA-approved accommodating intraocular lens implant. During a person's youthful years, near vision is achieved using accommodation to shift focus from distance to near. This ability to shift focus is lost during cataract surgery. When implanted during surgery, the Crystalens uses hinges to work with your eyes' own muscles to shift your focus from far. This lens produces no halos and gives more accommodation than a standard IOL, but does not offer the same independence from glasses as the multifocal IOLs.
Dr. Reiter and his friendly staff will review your history and help you decide the best IOL and surgical technology for your lifestyle. Call Dr. Reiter today for a consultation.