What are Cataracts?
Cataracts are a condition that affects the crystalline lens, which is located just behind the iris (or colored portion) of the eye. Cataracts occur when the crystalline lens becomes inflexible and cloudy, causing impaired vision for the patient. Cataracts can occur in one or both eyes and are extremely common among older adults. Cataracts can also occur in children and young adults when related to congenital disorders or other medical conditions.
Treating Cataracts with Surgery
During your cataract removal surgery, Dr. Kenneth Karp and his expert team of eye professionals remove the cloudy cataract lens and replace it with a clear prosthetic intraocular lens. At Miramar Eye Institute, we are proud to offer bladeless treatment for cataracts with advanced surgical techniques using the LenSx® femtosecond laser, which utilizes an advanced computer-guidance system to provide increased precision and accuracy for optimal vision.
There are various intraocular lenses (IOLs) depending on your condition that needs to be treated. These lenses include:
- Monofocal IOLs correct vision at a single distance (most people choose to improve their distance vision).
- Multifocal IOLs can correct near, intermediate, and distance vision. Many patients who choose multifocal IOLs no longer require corrective lenses after their cataract surgery because they can clearly see things at varying distances. Driving, computer work, and threading a needle are all perfectly seen without glasses or contacts.
- Toric IOLs can correct astigmatism.
Cataract Surgery in Miramar, FL
For top-of-the-line cataract care and treatment in South Florida, including advanced outpatient cataract surgery and monovision presbyopia treatment, contact board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Kenneth Karp at Miramar Eye Institute in South Florida by calling (954) 437-4316. You can also request an appointment now.