Child and Adult Cataract Surgery


female1-eyeglasses.jpgDid you know that cataracts will affect over half of all adults over age 60? A cataract is a gradual clouding of the natural lens in the eye. Symptoms of cataracts include reduced depth perception, annoying glare in sunlight, diminished color perception and poor night vision.

Typically thought of as an elderly condition, children can also have cataracts. A cataract can be a birth defect, usually resulting when the eye’s lens forms improperly during intra-uterine life. The infant must have the cataract removed within weeks of being born in order for vision to develop correctly. Older children can also develop cataracts after an eye trauma.

Dr. Deutsch has extensive training in cataract removal, and he continuously strives to provide cataract patients with the safest, most pain-free recovery of vision possible. New advancements and techniques have made cataract surgery one of the most successful and life-improving surgical procedures performed. We offer the latest procedures available to help remove cataracts and restore vision, including the placement of intraocular lenses (IOLs). Most cataract surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, and more than 95 percent of surgeries improve vision.

No-Stitch Cataract Surgery

"No-stitch" cataract surgery is the most advanced surgical treatment for cataracts available anywhere. This state-of-the-art procedure allows for a less invasive operation while maintaining the highest standards of surgical care. The actual procedure usually takes between four to seven minutes, and only drops are used to numb the eye during surgery. The technique was a breakthrough in the treatment of cataracts because the procedure is performed through a very small corneal incision that is self-healing. Since the incision area is so small, patients heal quicker and can resume their normal activities much faster than ever before!

IOL Surgery

During IOL surgery, the eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens. Since being approved by the FDA in 1981, IOLs have offered an effective alternative for cataract patients. Prior to the use of IOLs, cataract patients had to wear very thick eyeglasses or special contact lenses in order to see after the natural lenses were removed during surgery.