Frequently Asked Questions
Cataracts occur as a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, the part of the eye responsible for focusing light and producing clear, sharp images. Early symptoms of a cataract are trouble with night driving or reading small print, difficulty watching TV and decreased color in your vision. When these symptoms begin impacting your daily routine, a cataract consultation with Dr. Carlson will confirm whether or not your cataract is mature enough for surgical removal and if you are a candidate for options such as femtosecond laser and a premium lens in conjunction with cataract surgery. This surgery is done as an outpatient procedure with very little downtime and almost immediate improvement in your vision.
The options associated with cataract surgery, which you may or may not be a candidate for, are femtosecond laser or Toric™ lens implant for treatment of astigmatism, PanOptix™ or IQ Vivity™ premium lenses to correct near and far vision, or RxSight® Light Adjustable Lens™ to customize vision after surgery. An iStent® or Xen® shunt for treatment of mild to moderate glaucoma may also be an option.