Repair Vision Loss through Advanced Cataract Treatment
If you are experiencing cataract symptoms, such as cloudy and blurry vision, our doctors can recommend specific cataract treatments to effectively restore your vision at our Northglenn, CO, practice. At Montgomery Eye Care, laser surgery and intraocular lenses are just a few solutions to improving your cataract-related vision impairment. Dr. Montgomery can effectively remove your natural lens with advanced laser technology in under one hour.
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts are a common medical condition in which the natural lens becomes opaque and cloudy, preventing the normal path of light from the cornea to the retina. If this chronic condition is left untreated, it can inhibit regular daily activities, and also lead to loss of vision. Although the cause is uncertain, cataracts generally begin forming in patients 60 years or older. Genetics, diabetes, over-exposure to ultraviolet light, eye injuries, smoking, and certain medications can increase your risk for cataracts.
Signs and Symptoms
Common symptoms of cataracts generally include:
- Cloudy vision
- Blurred vision
- Bright light or appearance of halos
- Light sensitivity
- Double vision
- Difficulty driving at night
- Difficulty reading
- Dullness and trouble distinguishing between colors
Treatment Options Available
During your consultation, Dr. Montgomery will conduct a thorough eye exam with a series of tests to assess the progression of cataracts and determine which treatment is right for you. After explaining all treatment options and answering any questions you may have, he will formulate a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs.
At Montgomery Eye Care, we can address the early symptoms of cataracts by recommending you to update your prescription glasses. For more advanced cases, we can use bladeless laser technology to remove your natural lens and insert premium intraocular lenses, such as Toric or Multifocal IOLs.
Utilizing state-of-the-art laser technology, the incisions heal quickly on their own without the need for sutures.
Our practice recognizes that advanced technology delivers the most accurate, safe, and effective procedures. We are proud to offer bladeless cataract surgery with the LenSx® Laser. The LenSx® Laser performs many of the most critical steps of cataract surgery with a high level of surgical precision. We also offer customized cataract procedures using the ORA™ System. This technology assesses your eye during cataract surgery, much like GPS mapping. With this data, we can make real-time adjustments to arrive at the best result.
Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes and most patients are able to achieve 20/20 vision. Before beginning the procedure, Dr. Montgomery will administer anesthetic eye drops. He will then make small incisions in the cornea to remove the natural lens, and implant the artificial intraocular lens. Utilizing state-of-the-art laser technology, the incisions heal quickly on their own without the need for sutures. Once the procedure is complete, you will wear a protective clear shield over your eye and use medicated eye drops to ensure a quick and safe recovery.
Learn More Today
If you are experiencing cataract symptoms, we can successfully repair your vision through cataract treatment. Contact our practice today to schedule your consultation with one of our skilled and trusted doctors.