Cataracts slowly cloud your vision, eventually making even the simplest tasks impossible to perform without assistance.
At Laser Vision Correction Center of New Jersey, we use sophisticated lasers to make cataract surgery precise and effective.
Learn how our Whippany, NJ, practice can safely replace your clouded cataract and restore clearer vision in a matter of minutes.
Laser Cataract Surgery Is Precise And Efficient At Laser Vision Correction Center of New Jersey
Precision and Accuracy
At Laser Vision Correction Center of New Jersey, we use the advanced LenSx® femtosecond laser to perform cataract surgery. This system provides unrivaled precision and customization for cataract patients at our Whippany practice in northern New Jersey.
Shorter Treatment Times
By using a laser to perform cataract surgery, our doctors can perform accurate treatment in less time than a surgeon using conventional methods.
Our team can also use the LenSx laser system to treat astigmatism at the same time as your cataract-removal surgery for clearer vision after your procedure.
What Are Cataracts?
A cataract is when the lens in your eye turns cloudy, making it difficult to see. Eventually, the lens becomes so clouded that it can no longer focus effectively or transmit light to the retina. The retina is the thin layer of tissue at the back of your eye that converts light into signals that are sent to the brain.
Cataracts are common and, for most of us, to be expected as a normal part of aging. More than half of all Americans 80 or older either have cataracts or have had cataracts removed.
Managing Cataracts in Early Stages
While surgery is the only solution for cataracts, you may not need a lens implant surgery right away. Early symptoms can often be managed with a few simple steps, such as changing your eyeglasses prescription and wearing sunglasses. Each person is different so how soon you will need surgery can range from a few months to years.
At some point, the lens will become so cloudy that everyday tasks are difficult. At this stage, the only cure is surgery to replace the fogged natural lens with a new, artificial lens. Fortunately, advanced vision technology like the state-of-the-art instruments used at Laser Vision Correction Center of New Jersey in Whippany, NJ, make surgery safer and more effective than ever before. The American Optometric Association reports that about 90% of cataract surgery patients report better vision after surgery.
Our Advanced Cataract Surgery Techniques
At the Laser Vision Correction Center of New Jersey, we primarily perform cataract surgery using lasers. Our LenSx laser system is innovative, FDA-approved technology that replaces traditional cataract treatment methods that use a scalpel. This state-of-the-art laser system is equipped with high-definition imaging for precise treatment planning and execution during lens implant surgery.
LenSx allows Dr. Miller to customize each procedure according to a patient's unique needs. Dr. Miller is also certified on the CATALYS® femtosecond laser system. During your initial consultation, Dr. Miller will determine the treatment option best suited for your lifestyle needs.
The LenSx Procedure for Correction of Astigmatism
Dr. Kenneth S. Miller, a highly trained, board-certified ophthalmologist, can also use the LenSx laser system to treat corneal astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery. This supplemental procedure is known as Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK). The laser is used to make small incisions in the peripheral cornea to reduce astigmatism and improve vision.
Traditionally, AK was performed with a scalpel, however, the LenSx laser system is much more precise at ensuring the micro incisions are the exact length and depth needed for better vision. The laser portion of the procedure takes seconds and the entire cataract procedure is typically performed in approximately 10 minutes.
Has Your Vision Changed? Request a Consultation
Cataracts typically start out with small changes in your vision, but the problems get worse and worse with time. If you notice changes in your vision, request a consultation at Laser Vision Correction Center of New Jersey in Whippany, NJ. Our doctors can confirm if you have a cataract or some other problem that needs treatment.
If you do have a cataract, we have the advanced technology needed to help determine what type of cataract you have. This will help us predict the symptoms you will likely experience as well as how soon they may occur.
If your cataract isn't currently getting in the way of your daily life, we can recommend simple steps you can take to delay surgery. This could include new eyeglasses for crisper vision or sunglasses with lenses that improve contrast. If your vision has deteriorated to the point that it is creating problems, we can decide if the time is right for cataract surgery.
The experience of going to Dr. Miller and his office has been exceptional. One of the greatest gifts to have is your sight. After having two Cataract operations I was given this gift. He’s a wonderful man and a wonderful doctor and nothing but positive. Best wishes always to him for what he gave to me.View On Google
Dr. Miller recently performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes and I could not be more pleased with the results. My vision is sharp and clear, and to see up close and in the distance without putting on or taking off glasses and contact lenses is just amazing! I was nervous about the procedure and Dr. Miller explained everything and patiently answered my questions. He also called me after each surgery to see how I was doing. Holly, the Cataract Surgery Coordinator, is a true gem. I can't thank her enough for her help. The staff is polite, friendly and professional and any concerns or questions I had were immediately addressed.View On Google
Our Custom IOLs
Today's advanced IOLS each offer a different result depending on its design. We offer patients at Laser Vision Correction Center of New Jersey numerous choices when it comes to selecting the right IOL for their lifestyle. Our ophthalmologist will work closely with you to determine which one is right for you. Among the choices we have for IOLs that offer multifocal vision and address astigmatism:
- Crystalens® Accommodating IOL
- AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® IOLs
- AcrySof® IQ PanOptix®Trifocal Intraocular Lens
- AcrySof® IQ Vivity™ Extended Vision Intraocular Lens
- Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lenses
Cataract Risk Factors
The risk of cataracts increases with age, but there are other risk factors too:
- Health issues, like diabetes
- Excessive drinking
- Family history of cataracts
- A prior eye injury, eye surgery, or radiation treatments on your upper body
- Time in the sun
- Use of steroids
I have nothing but kudos and high praise for Dr. Miller as well as his highly skilled colleagues and welcoming staff following cataract surgery and astigmatism correction to both eyes. For years I had held off on undergoing these procedures due to fear of the unknown. Dr. Miller patiently explained in great detail what to expect and allowed me to decide among various surgical options to ensure I got the type of lenses that best suited my needs. I liked that I had meaningful input in my fate and was able to customize my experience. I was highly impressed with Dr. Miller's medical expertise, knowledge, communication skills and state-of-the-art equipment, which went a long way to allaying my trepidation. While performing the cataract procedure he was very calming and communicative. Within minutes he was done. Cataract surgery was a life-changing experience for me. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. I would, and will, highly recommend Dr. Miller without reservation. It is no wonder he is consistently voted New Jersey's Top Doctor.View On Google
For anyone who is remotely nervous about having eye surgery, this is the place to go. An outstanding ophthalmology practice, professional and friendly, led by Dr. Kenneth Miller, you can leave your worries at the door. I had cataract surgery with IOLs, and am happy to report that the results were outstanding. A contact lens wearer all my life, I was a bit apprehensive that my new IOLs would not allow me to read without glasses, as I had been doing. Dr. Miller spends the time reviewing all the options, and you can tell really wants his patients to be happy. The results exceeded my expectations, and I am now contact lens and reading glasses free. My distance vision is wonderful, and I can even read the tiny type on medicine bottles! The recuperation was swift, and his staff was so nice and accommodating throughout my visits. A+View On Google