Know Your Cataract Removal Options

Have you noticed that objects appear dimmer, and driving at night is much more difficult than before? This is often a tell-tale sign of cataracts. Cataracts begin as a small area of excess protein on your eye’s lens that soon involves your entire field of vision. Items appear blurry at first, and then over time, they can become cloudy and dim as well. Different areas of the lens may be involved, which gives rise to one of three different types of cataracts: posterior subcapsular cataracts (at the back portion of the lens), nuclear cataracts (affecting the center of the lens), and cortical cataracts (along the perimeter of the lens).

Your consultation with Doc Brock or Doctor Mike at Magruder Laser Vision will reveal the type of cataracts in your eyes and the most appropriate procedure to refine your failing vision. Today’s cataract procedures do more than remove cataracts; they can often return your vision to 20/20!

Phacoemulsification with Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implantation

This procedure replaces your occluded lens with an artificial lens that fits your prescription. The best candidates for this surgery are patients with blurred and clouded vision, light sensitivity, and the inability to see vivid colors. A high-frequency ultrasound is used to break apart the lens which is then removed via suction. A new lens is generally placed behind the iris and pupil.

LENSAR Laser System

LENSAR laser system offers all the benefits of the previous procedure with the added bonus of a specialized laser that will replace traditional incisions. The laser allows Doc Brock and Doctor Mike to access the lens via a more precise incision than the incision made during older surgical techniques. The cataract is broken apart and removed, a peripheral incision (along the side) may be part of the procedure to reduce astigmatism. Femtosecond laser cataract procedures are more precise since human error is not as prevalent. The LENSAR Laser System has a specialized Augmented Reality feature that maps each eye’s intricate landscape to give the most accurate procedure possible.

After surgery, give your eyes approximately a month to stabilize. You may notice a significant difference, especially with the brightness of colors, almost immediately. If you have noticed a change in your vision that is not corrected by glasses or contacts, give the team at Magruder Laser Vision a call at 407-843-5665 to ask about cataract procedures. Read our blog to learn about our breakthrough procedures to treat vision difficulties related to aging.


In 1996, Orlando ophthalmologist, Dr. Magruder, opened his practice and introduced locals to Central Florida’s first refractive surgery center. Since then, he has continued to innovate by introducing game-changing technology and pursuing ongoing education to master the latest techniques. To learn more about what the Orlando ophthalmologists at Magruder Laser Vision can do for you, call us at (407) 843-5665 or read our blog for more information!