The only way to know for certain if you have cataracts is to have your eyes examined by a cataract specialist at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania in the Reading, PA area. Our experienced doctors use specialized equipment to examine your eye’s lens and check for the presence of cataracts and other eye problems.
The skilled team of board certified cataract specialists at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania has undergone extensive training at the world’s most prestigious hospitals and universities and bring you decades of experience. They include:
- Adam J. Altman, MD, fellowship-trained at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital
- Katherine Hu, MD, completed ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore
- Christina Lippe, MD, completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Oklahoma.
- Michael A. Malstrom, MD, completed ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Institute
- Mehul H. Negarsheth, MD, fellowship-trained at Tufts New England Eye Center and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston
- Abhishek K. Nemani, MD, fellowship-trained at the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania
- Jonathan D. Primack, MD, fellowship-trained at Massachusetts Eye & Ear at Harvard Medical School
- Kevin J. Shah, MD, fellowship-trained at the Cincinnati Eye Institute in Cincinnati
Our doctors use very specialized equipment in conjunction with their years of training to examine your eyes and check for the presence of cataracts. If you have symptomatic cataracts, your doctor will discuss with you the health of your eyes, how your cataracts are affecting your vision, and what treatment options are available.
About Cataract Treatment
The only way to remove a cataract and restore your clear vision is through cataract surgery, during which the cloudy natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens called an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Unlike a contact lens, it is placed permanently inside your eye. It cannot fall out, does not need to be cleaned, and you will not even notice that it’s there.
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.
The state-of-the art surgical techniques we use at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania are painless and precise and may even make it possible for you to see well up-close and at a distance after lens replacement, without the need for glasses.
Depending on your specific vision needs, there are several types of intraocular lens implants your cataract specialist might suggest. They include monofocal, multifocal, toric, and accommodating lenses. Each one works in a different way to help achieve vision correction goals. Ultimately, your doctor will know which lens is best suited for your eye and can help you select the best option.
If you think that you might have a cataract or you’ve been told you already have one, a careful exam by one of our specialists is the first step.
Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania has provided state-of-the-art cataract treatment to thousands of residents of Reading, PA, and the region. Get in touch with us today to schedule an evaluation and let us help you restore your good vision.