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Congrats to Dr. Maloney who was named to Ocular Surgery News Premier Surgeon 300 – an elite group of 300 premium refractive cataract surgeons who the publisher and editors of Ocular Surgery News have identified as leading innovators in the field of premium refractive surgery. The OSN’s Premier Surgeon 300 list will be published in the April 25 issue of OSN.
What is Premium Refractive Cataract Surgery?
Premium Refractive Cataract Surgery put simply is the combination of an advanced lens and the femtosecond laser when performing cataract surgery. Below Dr. Maloney summarizes the advantages of advanced lenses and the use of lasers in cataract surgery.
Advanced Lens Cataract Surgery
- Accommodating lenses: Like your natural lenses, accommodating IOLs are flexible. The lens adjusts with the natural movements of the eye, allowing you to see at multiple distances.
- Multifocal lenses: Multifocal lenses have concentric visual zones. Each zone will correct vision at a different distance. It may take some time to adjust to a multifocal lens, just as it would take time to become used to bifocal glasses.
- Toric lenses: With toric lenses, we can treat cataracts and astigmatism simultaneously. A toric lens will correct astigmatism by refracting light to varying distances, and counteracting the irregular shape of your cornea.
Because a premium IOL will correct vision at all distances, you will rely far less on glasses or contacts than patients with standard IOLs.
Laser Cataract Surgery
While traditional cataract surgery is performed using handheld metal or diamond blades, laser cataract surgery utilizes the precise and predictable femtosecond laser to perform surgical steps that were previously performed manually. Compared to the manual technique, laser-assisted cataract surgery performed with the femtosecond technology is the model of precision and predictability.
At your cataract consultation, you will be educated on the traditional blade based approach and laser cataract surgery so that a decision can be made for your situation and goals.
When considering cataract surgery, it is important to go to a center that offers several implant options and can discuss which options best match your lifestyle. At Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute we offer a full menu of lens implant options for distance vision and near vision functioning. Another important thing to consider is that center’s ability to fine tune your vision after your surgery. The same laser and refractive surgery options that help people see clearly at a distance are available for cataract surgery candidates who want to optimize the effectiveness of their lens implant selection. Those two capabilities—the full range of lens implant options and the ability to maximize your outcome after surgery—are what make Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute your clear choice for cataract surgery.