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|
More detailed information about cataracts and cataract surgery can be found at http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/cataracts.cfm
LenSx Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery
Dr. 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?
How does the LenSx laser work?
Will cataract surgeries only be done by the LenSx laser from now on?
Will this procedure be covered by insurance like most cataract surgeries?
What are the complications associated with the LenSx laser?
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.