Dr. Salz removing a dense cataract

We offer premium intraocular lens implant such as Crystalens and Restor which can greatly improve your distance and reading vision.  The TORIC lens can correct astigmatism so you may not need your eyeglasses for distance vision.

Come in and talk to Dr. Salz about these technologies and find out if the need for cataract surgery is now an opportunity to spend a good deal of your life without glasses!

A white cataract causing total blindness

Normally, light passes through the clear lens and is focused onto the retina.  The cataract lens blocks the passage of light through the eye and causes distorted or blurred vision.  Most cataracts are a result of the natural aging process where the lens gradually becomes cloudy.

Although cataracts are the leading cause of poor vision in adults, good vision can be quickly restored with outpatient surgery using local (eye drop) anesthesia and intraocular lens implants (IOLs).  Cataract surgery involves the removal of the cloudy lens and replacement with a plastic implant.

The first intraocular lens implant procedure was performed in 1950.  It took 30 years of advances in microsurgery equipment, techniques and lens design before eye surgeons began performing cataract and lens implant surgery routinely.  Prior to IOLs, cataract patients had lengthy hospital stays, wore thick cataract glasses with poor peripheral vision and were almost blind without their glasses.

Today lens implant surgery has developed into one of the safest and most successful outpatient procedures.

  • Outpatient surgery: Patients return home within a few hours after the procedure.
  • Pain Free: Essentially pain-free surgery with local (eye drop) anesthesia.
  • Rapid Recovery: No stitch technique.
  • Visual Results: Most patients are able to see well shortly after surgery.
  • Premium IOLs: Gives patients the ability to customize their vision to meet their own personal lifestyle needs.