Custom Cataract Procedure: What’s it Worth?

In the past, cataract procedures had one option: remove the cloudy lens with a clear replacement and continue wearing prescription glasses. This option is definitely still available and generally fully covered by insurance. Magruder Laser Vision has another approach to cataract replacement that could have you seeing 20/20 without prescription lenses! The Orlando ophthalmology team at Magruder Laser Vision presents the following information concerning custom cataract surgery.

Custom Cataract Correction is Incredibly Precise

Custom cataract procedures includes a 3D reconstructed image of your eye to determine the imperfections. This 3D image helps your Orlando ophthalmology team plan the procedure to give you the ultimate in safety and precision for your cataract procedure.

Using a laser, a custom intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted to replace your cloudy lens. The implant is designed to your prescription and can correct presbyopia and astigmatism, giving you better vision than you have experienced in decades. Additionally, custom cataract surgery removes the halos around lights that many astigmatic patients recognize. This allows patients to drive confidently at night or in low light conditions.

Because the procedure involves only lasers and no blades, the eye ususally recovers extremely quickly. A custom cataract procedure basically combines the benefits of cataract removal and LASIK treatment.

A Custom Cataract Procedure is the Patient’s Choice

Dr. Michael Shumski reports that 2/3 of his patients choose custom cataracts because they value their vision and find the ability to see without searching for glasses is worth more than just money. The cost of custom cataract lens replacement is similar to a LASIK procedure, approximately $2,000 per eye in out of pocket expenses. Calculating the cost of glasses and contacts over time, the cost diminishes significantly. The ability to be able to see without corrective lenses makes it well worth any cost.

Some researchers believe everyone will eventually develop cataracts if they live long enough. Knowing that the population is aging and living longer, giant leaps have occurred in the field of cataract care. This procedure is now in-office with most patients able to drive the following day with clearer, brighter vision. The Orlando ophthalmology team at Magruder Laser Vision would love to speak with you concerning custom cataract procedures. Give us a call at 407-843-5665 and read our blogs to learn about the latest news in eye procedures and the safety of laser vision correction.