Premium Cataract Surgery
If you have symptoms of cataracts, the professional team at Dean McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City, OK can help. Most cataracts develop slowly, so you won’t notice immediate differences in your eye early on. But over time, cataracts will interfere with your eyesight, causing clouded vision. When you visit our state-of-the-art facility for cataract treatment, we’ll help restore your ability to read, drive at night, and see a friend’s facial expression once again.
The Symptoms Of Cataracts
In the early stages of cataracts, it might be hard to notice the signs and symptoms. As your cataracts progress over time, however, you might begin to notice any of the following symptoms:
- Sensitivity to light or glare
- Vision that is cloudy, foggy, cloudy, filmy, or dim
- Difficulties driving at night
- Double vision in a single eye
- Frequent changes in your eyeglass or contact lens prescription
- Changes in the way you see color
- Seeing “halos” around lights
What Is Premium Cataract Surgery?
With standard cataract surgery, the natural eye lens is replaced with a mono-focal synthetic intraocular lens (IOL) and a new glasses prescription is required after surgery to achieve your best vision. A standard formula is used to calculate the prescription of the lens and the surgery is performed with a scalpel.
By contrast, premium cataract surgery at the Dean McGee Eye Institute is performed using lasers and provides access to more advanced IOLs. A femtosecond laser (a type of laser used in LASIK surgery) is used to make a precise incision in the cornea to gain access to the cataract, while also softening and breaking up the cataract itself. In addition, a laser takes real-time measurements of the eye during surgery to individualize IOL selection and validate its placement for your best possible vision.
What Premium Cataract Surgery Packages Are Available?
The cataract surgeons at the Dean McGee Eye Institute offer the following premium cataract packages:
- Advanced Diagnostic Testing & Premium Lens Package – Includes a premium IOL designed specifically for individuals who wish to reduce dependence on glasses for distance, intermediate, and near vision.
- Advanced Diagnostic Testing & Astigmatic Reduction– Includes an IOL specifically designed to reduce astigmatism and enable individuals to reduce dependence on glasses for distance vision.
- Advanced Diagnostic Testing & Laser Incision– Includes a monofocal IOL with a focus at a specific distance (far, intermediate, or near) but with a more precise lens power for improved visual outcomes when compared to a standard cataract surgery.
What Are the Benefits of Premium Cataract Surgery?
Premium cataract surgery is gentler, safer, and leads to more optimal visual results when compared to standard cataracts surgery. The smaller incision aids in healing and ensures a better centering of the IOL, which is important for visual clarity. A cataract that is softened and broken up by a laser is easier to remove, which poses less risk of damage to surrounding tissue. Additionally, the combination of laser-assisted diagnostic testing and advanced IOLs provide state-of-the-art options that can improve your vision — even to the point of eliminating your need for eyeglasses for most activities.
What Is the Recovery Time After Premium Cataract Surgery?
Recovery from premium cataract surgery is comparable to recovery from standard cataracts surgery.
You may wear a protective eye shield immediately following surgery for several hours or days to keep you from rubbing your eye or getting something in it. You may also be prescribed anti-inflammatory or antibiotic eye drops, and you will have a follow-up appointment with your surgeon either the same day or the next day.
It is normal to feel some discomfort, but this does not typically last more than a couple of days. Patients often notice visual improvement right away, but blurry vision initially after surgery is normal. Your eye will completely heal in a few weeks to a month, at which time your doctor will examine you to determine what, if any, new eyeglass prescription will be needed.
Does Medicare or Insurance Cover Premium Cataract Surgery?
Medicare and private health insurance will pay up to the amount they would have paid for standard cataract surgery. Any charges related to premium cataract surgery, such as the use of a laser, advanced diagnostics, and a premium IOL, will be above this amount, and thus an out-of-pocket expense.
Our surgeons can discuss with you the different packages we have available, and together you can decide which package is best for you based on your own circumstances.
Contact Our Team Today For Cataract Treatment
Whether you have congenital cataracts or developed cataracts with age, the nationally-ranked cataract surgeons at Dean McGee Eye Institute can help. For nearly 45 years, our cataract surgeons have been at the forefront of surgical technology and techniques. We know precisely how to help you achieve your best vision possible through cataract surgery. Reach out today to book an appointment with our providers.
Trust the Cataract Surgeons at the Nationally-Ranked Dean McGee Eye Institute
For nearly 45 years, cataract surgeons at the Dean McGee Eye Institute have been at the forefront of surgical technology and techniques. We know precisely how to help you achieve your best vision possible through cataract surgery.
Clear vision awaits! Call 405.271.1090 to schedule an appointment for a premium cataract evaluation or search our directory to find a premium cataract surgeon near you in Oklahoma City, Edmond, or Lawton.
Layne Goetzinger is my eye Dr. He has done cataract with lens implant surgery on my eyes. All is very well with my eyes. I still go for eye check ups.