Advanced Cataract Solutions That Restore Reading Vision
Dr. Siepser has performed more than 20,000 cataract surgeries over his career, making him one of the most experienced cataract surgeons anywhere. He offers multiple different solutions to help the widest range of patients obtain the best results.
An accommodative lens is a replacement lens that attaches to the focusing muscles of the eye, so that you not only see clearly again at medium and far distances, but up close as well. Most people are able to do away with their reading glasses.
Dr. Siepser attaches tiny hinges to the eye’s focusing muscles so that your eye is able to once again change the shape of the lens to focus at different distances. Dependence on reading glasses is dramatically reduced or even eliminated, along with the cataract and blurry vision it can cause.
The Multifocal IOL (Intra-Ocular Lens)
This is another option that extends the range of focusing with a cataract procedure. This high-tech lens has different areas of focus, sort of like an internal bifocal. It is inserted in the eye in replacement of the old, cataractous lens.
If you have glaucoma, a condition that affects the nerve that sends signals from the eye to the brain, Dr. Siepser offers procedures that can treat the problem and eliminate the need for a lifetime of drops. Depending on your individual challenges, he will choose from several different types of procedures.
Glaucoma, which is an increased pressure in the fluid of the eye that gradually causes vision loss, has been treated for decades by use of daily drops. Not only is this a hard regimen to follow closely—it’s not a permanent or complete solution. A quick outpatient procedure actually reduces your risk of vision loss as well as freeing you from multiple applications of daily eye drops.
“Floaters” are those little shadows that seem to dance across your vision. Painless, and generally harmless, they can be annoying nonetheless. If you are troubled by floaters, Dr. Siepser can remove these for you.