Advanced Cataract Surgery Specialist

Advanced cataract surgery can help nearly anyone see well again — even if you have multiple prescriptions or astigmatism. At Cory Bergman, MD, the private practice of board-certified ophthalmologist Cory Bergman, MD, in Rapid City, South Dakota Casper, Wyoming, you’ll receive patient-centric care that keeps your individual needs in mind. To learn more about advanced cataract surgery, call the office or click on the online scheduler now. 

Advanced Cataract Surgery Q & A

What is advanced cataract surgery?

Traditional cataract surgery involves creating an incision to remove your clouded eye lens. Then, a clear artificial lens (an intraocular lens or IOL) replaces your lens. 

Advanced cataract surgery is the evolution of traditional cataract surgery. With advanced cataract surgery, Dr. Bergman uses a precision laser system to create an accurate, small incision. The system also guides optimal placement of your new lens. 

Using the state-of-the-art system for advanced cataract surgery allows for maximum safety, precision, reliability, and results.  

When should I consider advanced cataract surgery?

Cataracts usually grow very slowly, so if your cataracts start developing in your 60s, you might not have significant vision difficulties until a decade or two later. Many people make lifestyle adjustments to better live with cataracts, such as:

  • Updating eyeglasses prescription
  • Avoiding night driving
  • Reading with bright light
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Using visual aids like magnifying glasses
  • Always wearing sunglasses when outdoors

These measures may be quite helpful for mild or even moderate cataracts; however, when cataracts progress to severe it’s usually time to consider other options. Dr. Bergman may suggest cataract surgery if conservative measures aren’t helping and your poor vision disrupts your daily activities.

Some people may need cataract surgery sooner than others. For example, people with diabetes sometimes experience rapid cataract progression due to prolonged periods of high blood sugar. 

What are the different lens options for advanced cataract surgery?

There are three basic IOL categories, including: 

Monofocal IOL

Monofocal IOL is the standard lens that corrects your vision at just one distance (close-up, middle, or distance). Most people who opt for monofocal IOLs choose distance vision lenses. But that means they must still wear glasses for close-up vision.

Multifocal IOL

Multifocal IOLs contain multiple prescriptions for near, mid-distance, and far vision all in one lens. This convenient option allows you to see well at any distance, so you won’t have to rely on glasses or contact lenses after your procedure.

Toric IOL

Toric IOLs are lenses for people with astigmatism. These lenses can effectively control astigmatism while correcting your vision at one distance (usually, your far vision). 

Monofocal lenses work well for some people, but it’s very common to have astigmatism or need multiple prescriptions. Premium IOLs, including multifocal and toric lenses, can give you the eyesight you need with maximum convenience and comfort.

Learn more about advanced cataract surgery by calling Cory Bergman, MD, or click the online scheduling link now.