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Active photo of seniorsCataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside your eye. Most of the time, it is caused by the changes of natural aging. A cataract is not a film over the eye and neither diet, vitamins, eye drops or lasers will correct it. The only way to correct a cataract is surgery.


Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed medical procedure in the world. The doctors at Genstler Eye Center perform more than 1,500 cataract procedures every year! We are proud to offer our patients the most advanced technology to restore their full range of vision.


Patients undergoing cataract surgery tend to enjoy short recovery time, minimal discomfort during and after the procedure, and the ability to resume normal activities without the dependence of glasses shortly after surgery.


It's important for you to know all of your options for cataract surgery. During your cataract procedure the doctor will replace your natural lens with one of the following types of artificial lenses:


Lifestyle Lens

This lens will allow you to see things at a distance (watching TV), at an intermediate range (computer work), and at near range (reading the newspaper), reducing the need for glasses. You may still need glasses for some near activities, such as reading a prescription bottle.


Toric Lens

Astigmatism is due to an irregularly shaped cornea (front surface of the eye). Astigmatism causes distorted vision, which can be corrected at the time of surgery with a toric artificial lens. You will have sharp vision but will still need glasses for certain activities.


Standard Lens

This lens will help you focus at a distance (watching TV or driving) or at a near range (reading a newspaper or book). It cannot focus at more than one distance, so you will need glasses for most activities.

Clear Lens Exchange

As we age, the lens inside our eye loses its ability to focus both near and far. We start to develop what is called presbyopia, better known as "short arm disease!" You may find that your arms can't stretch far enough to read the newspaper anymore. Most people who experience presbyopia have to wear bifocals or reading glasses.


A clear lens exchange corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness and presbyopia. A clear lens exchange uses some of the same successful techniques as cataract surgery to replace the eye's natural lens with a customized artificial lens that corrects your vision.


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"I can see so well for the first time in my life!"

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Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL)

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