Cataract Surgery
Cataract Surgery

Modern cataract surgery is one of medicine’s finest achievements. Over the past three decades, enormous technological strides have been made which have enhanced the safety, increased the speed of recovery, and improved the level of comfort of this procedure. These advances, including tiny, suture-less incisions to remove the cataracts and biocompatible intraocular lenses to replace the cloudy cataractous lenses are now considered part of “Standard Cataract Surgery” and are covered by Medicare and other private insurers.

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In recent years, the new focus of research and development has been on innovations that help patients reduce their dependence on glasses. These innovations include Femtosecond laserassisted cataract surgery and intraocular lenses designed to help correct astigmatism and to provide a more youthful range of vision without glasses. While reducing dependence on glasses is viewed as highly desirable by most patients, Medicare and other insurers have deemed that these advances as not “medically necessary”. Medicare and other private insurers, therefore, do not cover the additional costs associated with these advanced technologies.

Intraocular Lens Implant

At Colvard-Kandavel Eye Center, we strive to provide both the best of modern technology and the finest individualized care for every one of our patients. The goal of this website is to help you understand today’s options in cataract surgery so you can make a well-informed decision regarding which procedures and technologies best fit your needs. After reading this information, we expect that you will have many questions. We would like to encourage you to talk with our doctors and counseling staff until you feel that you have the answers to every one of your questions.