Modern Cataract & Lens Implant Surgery is safe, effective and is one of the most frequently performed as well as one of the most successful surgical procedures performed in the United States today.
About Your Eyes and Cataracts
In order to understand more about cataracts, cataract surgery and lens implants, it is important to learn more about your eyes. To see clearly, light must be able to freely pass through the two main optical components of your eyes-the Cornea and Crystalline Lens. The Cornea and the Crystalline Lens are responsible for refracting, or bending light so that it can focus properly on the back of the eye, or the Retina. The Cornea is the outermost clear curved window that is visible when looking at your eye from a side view. The Crystalline Lens is located behind the colored part of the eye, or the Iris, and is not directly visible. The Crystalline Lens will be examined during your eye examination by using specialized instruments to look through the Pupil, or the dark center of the Iris.
To see clearly, light must be able to pass freely through both of the main optical components of your eyes-the Cornea and Crystalline Lens. Both the Cornea and the Crystalline Lens need to be perfectly clear in order for you to have good vision.
If you are in good health and have not had chronic eye infections, inflammation or had any trauma to your eyes, the Cornea is likely to maintain its clarity throughout your life. The Crystalline Lens however undergoes a number of changes that progress as we age. These aging changes can affect your vision.
Usually by about the time we reach the age of 40 years old, most of us begin to experience some of the visual effects that result from changes in the Crystalline Lens. Even if you have had “good eyes” and “normal vision” all your life, your vision is likely to begin to change in a number of ways. As we progress from our 40’s, to our 50’s and then our 60’s and beyond, the most obvious changes to our vision occur as a result of these changes in the Crystalline Lens.
The two most common changes that occur in the Crystalline Lens are:
- A loss of flexibility, called Presbyopia, which makes it harder to read and
- A loss of optical clarity, which can cause a Cataract.
Cataract surgery IOL Options
Cataract Surgery with Monofocal Lens
Laser Cataract Surgery with Accommodative Toric Lens
The Eye Center is conveniently located for patients needing an eye examination for cataracts and lens implants from Denver, Aurora, Arvada, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Lone Tree, Centennial, Bailey, Pine, Evergreen, Conifer, Wheat Ridge, Westminster, Commerce City, Englewood, Littleton, Sheridan, Cherry Hills Village, Northglenn, Broomfield and Greenwood Village. If you, a family member or friend, would like to schedule an eye examination for cataracts, please call The Eye Center in Denver, Colorado at 303-777-5455