The surgeons at Kirk Eye are pleased to offer the latest in cataract surgery technology to aide in our patients obtaining the lifestyle they desire. We serve patients from all around the Chicago area and have some of the most experienced cataract surgeons in the region. Here we will discuss two main advancements in cataract surgery: premium IOLs (intraocular lenses) and bladeless cataract surgery.
A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens of the eye. This happens as we age and can make your vision blurry and colors dull. During cataract surgery, the clouded lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. Great advancements have been made in intraocular lenses (IOLs) in recent years that can help reduce your dependence on glasses and contacts. A standard lens can be implanted, but reading glasses will still be needed after cataract surgery. With advanced technology lenses, or sometimes called premium IOLs, we are able to help correct other visual issues, such as hyperopia and astigmatism. You and your surgeon can work together to determine which IOL is best for your eyes and your desired lifestyle.
Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in the United States. Traditionally, the incisions are made with a blade, but recent advancements have introduced the new all laser cataract surgery option, now available at Kirk Eye. This bladeless procedure improves upon the precision of the surgery, ultimately leading to an improved outcome.
If you are in the greater Chicago area and are looking for a cataract surgeon, the doctors at Kirk Eye Center would be happy to take care of you.