At Salem ASC, our highly skilled team of ophthalmologists work hard to provide exceptional eye care to patients in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware area.
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine overseeing the diagnosis and treatment of disorders concerning the eye and its anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Some diseases of the eye include dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts, refractive disorders, retinal and oculoplastic disorders.
Cataract surgery can be described as an operation that replaces an unhealthy lens from your eye with a lens implant, otherwise known as an Intraocular Lens (IOL). Typically, the lens of the eye is clear, but cataracts create a cloudy effect that can hinder eyesight. The most common cause of this is simply due to age. However, sunlight, steroids, diabetes, and trauma are also common causes. Cataracts can mature slowly over many years or they can progress rather quickly over several weeks to months.
Prior to cataract surgery, our board-certified physicians will examine your eyes thoroughly to make sure they are healthy and ready for cataract surgery. They will then take several measurements for your eyes to best select the most appropriate lens implant.
Many types of lens implants are available including toric lenses and multifocal lenses. Before surgery, you and your physician will discuss in detail which type of lens implant is the best option for you.
Cataract surgery takes around 10 minutes to perform and you will be in Salem ASC for about 2 hours. You will be asked to take eye drops for several weeks after the surgery and will follow up with your physician in his office the day after surgery.
Salem ASC utilizes the Alcon ORA (Optiwave Refractive Analysis) SystemTM technology, one of the most substantial advances in cataract surgery technology. This sophisticated device provides the physician with real-time measurements of your eye during the cataract procedure, confirms axis alignment to better correct astigmatism, and further aids in the intraocular lens selection, especially those who are post refractive surgery (LASIK, RK, and PRK) patients.