Cataracts are a common cause of diminished vision in people over the age of 60 in Reading, PA, and across the United States. If you are seeking the best surgeons to improve your vision, the physicians at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania can provide the high-quality care you need.
Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania is the leading ophthalmology practice in the region, with four convenient locations in Wyomissing, Pottsville, Pottstown and Blandon. Patients can expect the highest level of safety for cataract surgery in our state-of-the-art surgical suites.
Our cataract specialists are Board Certified and have been trained by some of the most respected medical facilities in the world, including The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins and Krieger Eye Institute in Baltimore, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and Tufts New England Eye Center in Boston, Duke University Medical Center in Durham, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York, and the Scheie Eye Institute and Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.
Do You Have a Cataract?
Cataracts are an inevitable part of the aging process, but many people don’t even realize they have one until it is discovered during a routine eye examination. Although most cataracts are related to aging, you don’t have to be a senior citizen to get one. Many people have an age-related cataract in their 40s and 50s, but these are usually small and do not affect vision. It is after the age of 60 that cataracts are most responsible for diminished vision.
No Stitch Cataract Surgery
Although cataract surgery has been performed for many years using various different methods, modern cataract surgery has come a long way in just the last decade. The advantages of the latest No Stitch Cataract Surgery technique include:
- No injections: In the past, anesthesia was injected into the eye to numb the area before removing the cataract. On rare occasions, the needle could damage the optic nerve or the eye itself. Today, our cataract specialists use anesthetic eye drops. This type of anesthesia allows patients to see well almost immediately following surgery. It is also advantageous for patients who take blood thinners.
- No stitches: Most cataract surgeries today are performed using ultrasound (high frequency sound waves) to soften the cloudy lens, remove it through a tiny incision, and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). In most cases, no stitches are required because the self-sealing incision is so small. Because there are no uncomfortable stitches to care for, there will be fewer post-surgery restrictions on your activities.
- No glasses: The latest artificial lens implant technologies make it possible for many patients to see well up-close and at a distance without the need for glasses. Although glasses may still be necessary on occasion for the finest vision, patients who choose our newest Hi-Tech lenses are pleased to be free from the inconvenience of wearing glasses. You and your doctor will decide which lens is best for you.
If you think you may have a cataract, the first step is to have your eyes examined by the best cataract surgeons in Reading, PA, at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. Get in touch with us today to schedule an evaluation and discuss your treatment options.