The goal of cataract surgery is to improve blurred vision that is caused by a cataract. Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania provides state-of-the-art cataract eye care in Berks County, Schuylkill County, and throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, using the latest techniques and innovations.
Cataracts are most often associated with aging and, according to Prevent Blindness America, more than 24 million Americans age 40 and older, or about one in every six people in this age range, have at least one cataract. By age 80, more than half of all Americans have cataracts.
Cataracts can also occur at any age, even in babies, as a result of other causes, including eye injury or trauma, exposure to toxic substances or radiation, or as a result of other diseases, such as diabetes.
If you suspect you may have a cataract because you are experiencing cloudy or blurred vision, sensitivity to sunlight, glares and halos around bright lights (especially when driving), or difficulty with daily activities such as reading, watching TV and golfing, the first step is to have your eyes examined by one of the cataract specialists at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania.
Top 5 Reasons to Choose Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania for Cataract Surgery
- We are the leading ophthalmology practice in the region, with four convenient locations in Wyomissing, Pottsville, Pottstown and Blandon.
- The cataract specialists at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania utilize the most advanced specialized instruments and equipment to analyze and optimize the outcome of every cataract procedure.
- All of our doctors are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and continually update their skills and knowledge to offer patients the latest advancements in eye care.
- Our cataract specialists have been trained by some of the most respected medical facilities in the world, including Duke University Medical Center in Durham, the Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia, the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, and the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.
- We offer patients the highest level of safety for their cataract surgery in our state-of-the-art surgical suites.
Cataract Surgery Today
Cataract surgery has been performed for many years using various different methods, but modern cataract surgery has come a long way in just the last decade.
- No injections: In the past, anesthesia was injected into the eye to numb the area. 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. It is also beneficial 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. And, because there are no uncomfortable stitches to care for, there are 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.
Cataract surgery today is painless and precise. To find out if you have a cataract or to get more information about treatment options in Berks County, get in touch with us today to schedule an evaluation.