Cataracts are one of the most common eye conditions in America, particularly seen in people over 65. The majority of Americans today will develop cataracts at some point in their lifetime. If treatment is not performed, cataracts can lead to serious vision impairment – even blindness. Board-certified Ophthalmologist Dr. Michael Sumsion at Riverside EyeCare Professionals performs cataract surgery to precisely remove cataracts and improve your vision. This virtually painless procedure includes state-of-the-art techniques and lenses that can help you restore your vision and your lifestyle.
Please follow the links below to see detailed descriptions of our cataract surgery procedure, as well as treatments designed to improve vision after cataract removal. For more information, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sumsion, please contact Riverside EyeCare Professionals today.
What is a Cataract?
A cataract is a very common condition that causes a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. If left untreated, cataracts will cause a severe debilitation in your vision, and can ultimately lead to blindness.
How Do We Treat Cataracts?
An intraocular lens, or IOL, replaces your natural lens as an implant that can help to improve near or far distance vision. This treatment is usually part of cataract surgery, and can even be used for patients looking for an alternative to laser vision correction surgery.
Astigmatism is a common eye condition that can cause the vision to appear blurry or distorted. Dr. Sumsion offers several treatment options for astigmatism to help you improve your vision without the need for corrective eyewear.
Monovision treatments, including LASIK and intraocular lens options, offer patients the chance to improve different distance vision issues in each eye, such as farsightedness in one eye and near-sightedness in the other.
Refractive Lens Exchange
A number of vision conditions – including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia – can be significantly improved with Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) procedures. These treatments can reduce your dependence on glasses and contact lenses, and can often help patients who have had cataract surgery and those who are not candidates for laser vision correction.