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Cataract Surgery in Las Vegas
Cataract Surgery is one of the most common surgeries in the United States. The procedure is one of the safest surgeries performed, is usually painless, takes only a few minutes to complete, and can dramatically improve your quality of life. Read below to learn more about cataracts and cataract surgery in Las Vegas. Also learn how our “Custom Cataract Surgery” can offer you a lasting quality of life above that of the traditional approach.
What is a Cataract?
Each of us has a natural lens inside each eye. This lens is usually clear and about the shape and size of a plain M&M®. The purpose of the lens is to focus light onto the back of the eye, providing a clear image of the world around us. Unfortunately, sometimes the lens grows cloudy. Instead of focusing clearly, the light becomes scattered. This makes a normally clear image become blurry.The lens in your eye is mostly made of water and protein. The protein is arranged in a precise way that allows light to pass through it. But as we age, some of the protein may clump together and start to cloud a small area of the lens. This is a cataract, and over time, it may grow larger and cloud more of the lens, making it harder to see. Most of the time cataracts occur naturally through the process of aging.
Removing the Cataract
The Cataract Surgery is done under a microscope using tiny instruments the size of a pen tip. A highly advanced ultrasound device is used to break the cataract up and remove it in tiny pieces.
Placing the IOL
After the cataract is removed, an artificial lens (or IOL) is put in its place. IOLs are made of flexible material allowing Dr Brimhall to insert the lens through tiny incisions. Once inserted, the lens opens up and locks in place.
Once the cloudy cataract is removed and the artificial lens is inserted, light can now easily pass through the lens restoring vision. The incisions are so small that stitches are rarely required.
Custom Cataract Las Vegas – A Step Up From the Traditional Approach
Traditional cataract surgery can greatly improve your quality of life, but glasses are most often needed to see clearly. Advanced technologies and techniques can now offer freedom from glasses by helping to get rid of astigmatism, and to see clearly at near and far distances without any eye-wear!
Dr. Brimhall carefully plans and performs a highly detailed and advanced cataract surgery that is customized to your specific needs. Because the results are intended to be lasting, it is essential to take the time to get to know you and your needs. Once understood, the surgery is tailored with a hand-in-glove fit to your goals.
Our “Custom Cataract Surgery” is the product of years of fine tuning. We believe it stands unique in the state of Nevada. The results are visually stunning!
Cataract Surgery Provider
To learn how our premier ”Custom Cataract Program” can benefit you set up an appointment by calling (702) 263-2020.