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Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a quick and comfortable procedure performed in an outpatient setting. The procedure is done with the patient awake, but anesthetic drops are used to completely numb the eye and sedative is administered by an Anesthesiologist for relaxation. The procedure takes about 10 minutes. An eye patch is usually not necessary and the eye can be used immediately. Vision may be blurred for a few hours to a few days after the procedure, but most people begin to notice vision improvement almost immediately.

The cataract surgeons at Nevada Eye Consultants specialize in Custom Cataract Surgery and offer three different options for the surgical treatment of cataracts.

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Standard Cataract Surgery

Best option for the individual who does not mind wearing glasses for distance and for near after cataract surgery.

Surgical procedure includes:

  • Insertion of a standard implant

Pre-operative testing includes:

  • Measurements of the curvature of the eye
  • Measurements of the length of the eye

Post-operative care includes:

  • Prescription for eye glasses

The cataract procedure itself is a covered service under most insurance plans.

Custom Cataract Surgery

Best option for the individual who would like to achieve his/her best distance vision but is willing to wear glasses for reading or close work.

Surgical procedure includes:

  • Insertion of advanced technology Acrysof® Toric® (astigmatism correcting) Implant; or
  • Astigmatism correction surgical procedure(s) if appropriate

Pre-operative testing includes:

  • Measurement of the curvature of the eye
  • Measurement of the length of the eye
  • Orb-scan measurement of the shape of the cornea
  • Ultrasound measurement of thickness of the cornea
  • Ocular Coherence Tomography to evaluate macular health
  • WaveScan evaluation with calculation of the eye’s higher order aberrations as needed
  • Tests to determine the eye’s tear production as needed

Post-operative care includes:

  • Multiple post-op refractions
  • Further astigmatism correction procedure(s) if appropriate
  • Laser vision correction if needed – NO CHARGE (normally $2,500 per eye)

The cataract procedure itself is a covered service under most insurance plans. Patients who elect to have Custom Cataract Surgery may choose to have Custom Laser Surgery with the LenSx Femtosecond Laser as well.

Custom Premium Cataract Surgery

Best option for the individual who desires clear distance and near vision without glasses after cataract surgery.

Surgical procedure includes:

  • Insertion of a Multifocal or Accommodating near far focusing implant
  • Astigmatism correction surgical procedure(s) if appropriate

Pre-operative testing includes:

  • Measurement of the curvature of the eye
  • Measurement of the length of the eye
  • Orb-scan measurement of the shape of the cornea
  • Ultrasound measurement of thickness of the cornea
  • Measurement of the size of the pupil in normal and dim light
  • WaveScan evaluation with calculation of the eye’s higher order aberrations as needed
  • Ocular Dominance Testing
  • Tests to determine the eye’s tear production if needed

Post-operative care includes:

  • Multiple post-op refractions
  • Further astigmatism correction procedure(s) if appropriate
  • Laser vision correction if needed – NO CHARGE (normally $2,500 per eye)

The cataract procedure itself is a covered service under most insurance plans. Patients who elect to have Custom Premium Cataract Surgery may choose to have Custom Laser Surgery with the LenSx Femtosecond Laser as well.

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Most medical insurances including Medicare and Medicaid pay for cataract eye surgery. Standard Monofocal lenses are covered by insurance, but Advanced Refractive IOLs and Premium IOLs are more expensive than the lenses typically covered by insurance and a fee in addition to payment by insurance is typically required.

Cataract surgery is the most common operation in the world. According to the National Institutes of Health, in the United States, more than 3 million procedures are performed annually.

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The procedure was amazingly easy and painless. And Dr. Chaffin and his staff were so precise and particular to detail, they made me feel very very confident.

Ruby Schwerin

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