Cataracts are normal part of aging process. They are the number one cause of poor vision among adults. People of all ages can develop cataracts, and can even occur in kids.

Some of the common symptoms of cataracts include:

  • glare at night
  • blurred or fuzzy vision
  • washed out colors
  • sensitivity to light

Cataract surgery quickly restores your vision and at the same time decreases your dependence on glasses or contacts.

Dr. Singh has over 15 years of medical and surgical experience. He has performed cataract surgery on thousands of eyes and is one of the leading surgeons in Washington DC area. He provides the most advanced cataract procedures as well as the latest choices in replacement lenses. In addition to standard or basic lens implants, Dr. Singh can offer premium lens implants to meet specific needs of individual patients. Below is a table summarizing different types of implant lenses.

Basic Lens Implant

Premium Lens Implants

Monofocal Lens Multifocal Lens Toric Lens
Benefit Can correct cataracts Can correct both cataracts and near vision Can correct both cataracts and astigmatism
Lifestyle Can be satisfactory for cataract patients who don’t mind wearing glasses or contacts for everyday activities Ideal for cataract patients who want the opportunity for spectacle independence for activities at all distances – near, far and everything in between Ideal for cataract patients who wish to reduce the need for glasses and contacts for distance vision
Cost Medicare and private insurance typically cover monofocal lens and implantation costs; there will be a co-pay expense for monofocal lenses Medicare and private insurance typically cover the cost of basic cataract surgery; there will be an out-of-pocket expense for multifocal lenses Medicare and private insurance typically cover the cost of basic cataract surgery; there will be an out-of-pocket expense for astigmatism-correcting lenses
Lens Name The AcrySof® IQ IOL is a monofocal lens The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL is a multifocal lens The AcrySof® IQ Toric IOL is an astigmatism-correcting lens
Watch Video reSTOR® IOL Toric IOL

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LenSx Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery

Cataract Treatment | Cataract Surgery Charles Town WV | Germantown MDDr. Singh also offers cataract surgery with the new laser technology. Come and see if you are a good candidate for this.

With LenSx®, patients now have the option of choosing a computer-controlled, bladeless cataract laser to take of the most critical steps of the cataract surgery procedure. LenSx® made by Alcon is the most technologically advanced option for cataract patients today.

Frequently Asked Questions about LenSx

What is a LenSx femtosecond laser?

The femtosecond laser is one that emits pulses with durations between a few femtoseconds and hundreds of femtoseconds. For nearly a decade, femtosecond lasers have helped surgeons perform LASIK with unparalleled precision and safety. Designed to revolutionize key steps in the cataract procedure, the LenSx Laser now allows surgeons to deliver the benefits of precise femtosecond laser technology. That means cataract surgery is more precise, predictable, reproducible and safe — from the team that began the femtosecond era in ophthalmology.

How does the LenSx laser work?

LenSx automates the most challenging steps of traditional cataract surgery. Prior to the introduction of this laser, traditional cataract surgery involved the creation of several small incisions during the procedure. All of these incisions were made manually with a blade. With LenSx, the surgeon can create those incisions with a significantly higher degree of precision. This combined with the real-time image guided feature aids the physician in seeing the activity taking place in the eye during surgery and aids the surgeon in performing the key steps in surgery.

Will cataract surgeries only be done by the LenSx laser from now on?

The surgeon will decide the best technology for the patient based on the patient’s specific conditions. In some cases, traditional cataract surgery may be required; in others LenSx will be the preferred choice.

Will this procedure be covered by insurance like most cataract surgeries?

Insurance companies and Medicare cover regular cataract surgery with a standard lens. For patients who desire advanced options beyond basic cataract surgery, there are additional out-of-pocket expenses. These options include bladeless laser cataract surgery as well as the use of special lenses that correct for higher degrees of astigmatism and lenses that provide both distance and near vision (multifocal lenses).

What are the complications associated with the LenSx laser?

Risks are associated with any surgical procedure but the LenSx is designed to provide a greater degree of safety and precision than traditional methods.

Surgery of any type can be worrisome. Dr. Singh has over 15 years of experience in providing his patients with compassionate medical and surgical care of the highest quality. Dr. Singh and our office staff take time to counsel each patient individually on all aspects of cataract surgery, from consideration of and preparation for surgery through the months of post-operative care.

To learn more about Cataracts or the new laser LenSx Laser Cataract Surgery call our office to make an appointment today.

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