Cataracts

Cataract Symptoms

Patients with cataracts often describe their sight in these terms:

  • cloudy vision
  • dim vision
  • blurred vision
  • double vision
  • ghost visions
  • glare
  • color disturbance
  • sensitivity to light
  • seeing halos around lights

Our Cataract Specialists

Formerly known as the Cataract Eye Center, the eye surgeons at Corrective Eye Center, Dr. Salamon, Dr. Louis and Dr. Shafran, use state of the art technology for no-needle, no-stitch cataract surgery as well as the latest in laser cataract refractive surgery, the Catalys Laser, for laser-assisted cataract surgery.

No-Needle, No-Stitch Cataract Surgery

No-needle, no-stitch cataract surgery can be the right option for some patients. For most patients, only an eye drop anesthetic is needed, making recovery faster. Cataract removal through a small incision requires an ultrasound technique known as phacoemulsification. This method uses only sound waves and fluid to break the cataract into small particles. They are easily washed from the eye. After the cataract has been removed, an intraocular lens implant is placed in the eye. This implant is permanent, lasts a lifetime, and does not need any maintenance. The very small incision heals very quickly, almost always without stitches. Usually, patients resume full activities the next day after surgery, including driving, bending, lifting, golfing, bowling, etc.

Catalys Cataract Surgery

For other patients, laser cataract surgery can be the right option and Corrective Eye Center is advancing cataract surgery with our new Catalys Laser System designed to bring you the option of laser cataract surgery with breakthrough technology. Our laser cataract surgery is designed to offer:

Laser Cataract Refractive Surgery

  • a bladeless procedure personalized to your eyes
  • precise, reproducible performance
  • enhanced surgeon control & efficiency
  • more predictable surgical outcomes
  • customized procedure planned and performed by our eye surgeons

You Have Control Over Your Vision – Upgrade with Premium Lens Replacement

During your surgery you have the option to select premium intraocular lenses that assist in the correction of astigmatism, presbyopia, and active range focus. To learn more about your options for cataracts, including premium intraocular lenses for near or distant vision, read our blog or contact us today.

Dedicated Cataract Surgery Centers

Cataract surgery is performed by our surgeons on an outpatient basis at the Cleveland Surgical Suites. Pre-admission testing is rarely necessary. The usual stay at the Cleveland Surgical Suites is two hours or less, and the time in the operating room is often less than 15 minutes.

So most patients undergo cataract surgery with no pain, no stitches, and no activity restrictions. Vision recovers within a few days in most cases. Cataracts do not return, and the implant has clearer vision with a stable focus.