IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING OUR MASK POLICY

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Recently there have been announcements among various government leaders on the topic of whether it continues to be appropriate to wear masks in very specific settings, and asking that businesses such as ours continue to review our public safety and mask requirements. As a business providing important health care services to the community, we are committed to top quality care that also prevents the spread of any illness, including COVID-19.  While we respect everyone’s personal choices surrounding this matter, the nature of our work with our patients require that we work in close proximity of each other and therefore we believe it is in the best interest of our business to continue wearing masks until further notice.  These precautions are appropriate given the demographics of many of our patients that place them in what medical experts consider “at risk” groups that are important to us to keep safe and well.
 
We will revisit this policy once we have more time and information to evaluate the impact the executive order has on our industry and community.  In the meantime, we respectfully ask that while you are providing us the privilege of caring for you and your loved ones, that you please respect our mask policy. Masks are required on every individual in the building, covering the mouth and nose. 
 
We understand that this has been a trying time for all involved, and we are all ready to get back to normal as soon as possible. We are working hard to create processes that will allow us to do so shortly. We are confident that within a short time, if we can all work together, we will return to normal. We are very excited to see your smiling faces again, soon.

No-Stitch, No-Needle, No-Patch Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens that can cause blurry vision and increase the glare from lights. Over half of all adults develop cataracts by the time they turn 80 years old. Cataracts can interfere with an individual's ability to perform everyday tasks, such as reading, taking medications, climbing stairs, and driving. If cataracts are inhibiting your daily life - or, if they are interfering with the treatment of another eye problem such as macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy - then cataract surgery is highly recommended. Phoenix Board Certified ophthalmologist Emilio M. Justo, M.D. offers a "No-Stitch, No-Needle, No-Patch" surgical approach for optimal patient comfort. To learn more, please contact the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center today. We have locations in Sun City, Wickenburg, and Sun City West.

Basics of Cataract Removal Surgery

Dr. Emilio M. Justo of the Arizona Eye Institute in Phoenix, AZ, is not only highly skilled and experienced in performing cataract surgery, but as Medical Director he invests in state-of-the-art technology to ensure the best outcomes. In this video, he provides a breakdown of why cataracts occur and how they are removed. He also discusses the specialized technology including the LenSx femtosecond laser for refractive cataract surgery that his team incorporates into bladeless and precise procedures.

About Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery involves the removal of the eye's cloudy lens, and the placement of an artificial lens to improve vision and quality of life. To stay on the cutting-edge of technology, Dr. Justo offers the most modern cataract removal technique that does not require the use of needles, stitches, or patches.

In preparation for cataract surgery, Dr. Justo may ask patients to stop taking certain medications to decrease the risk of bleeding. Also, he will take measurements of the shape and size of the eye, and the curve of the cornea; this information helps him select the appropriate intraocular lens implant.

Prior to the surgery, drops are put into the eyes to dilate the pupil. An anesthetic may also be administered to numb the nerves in and around the eye. Dr. Justo makes a small incision on the side of the cornea, and inserts a tiny probe. The probe gently separates the cataract, and the pieces are removed from the eye. After the cataract pieces have been removed, Dr. Justo places the folded intraocular lens implant in the eye. Once it has been properly positioned, it remains in place permanently. The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes, and the patient shouldn't experience any pain.

Patients may expect slight sensitivity after the surgery. This usually dissipates quickly, and the patient will be able to see clearly and comfortably. However, for safety reasons, we would like the patient to have a companion escort them home.

Benefits of Fast-Focus Cataract Surgery

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Benefits of cataract surgery with Dr. Justo include:

  • Most modern type of cataract treatment
  • No stitches, no needles, no patches. It is a 15 minute outpatient procedure
  • No sutures, thanks to the use of foldable intraocular lens implant technology
  • Placement of the Toric intraocular lens implant also corrects astigmatism
  • Patients can immediately return home and resume physical activity (e.g., bending and lifting)

Risks of Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries, and in general is very safe. However, as with all eye surgeries, there are a few risks, including post-operative infection, bleeding, inflammation, loss of vision, double vision, and high or low eye pressure. Dr. Justo will discuss all of these concerns during the pre-operative cataract surgery consultation.

Contact Us about Cataract Surgery

If you'd like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Emilio M. Justo to discuss cataract surgery, please contact one of our Phoenix offices today, located in Sun City, Wickenburg, and Sun City West. Dr. Justo and our team would be happy to further explain the "No-Stitch, No-Needle, No-Patch" method of cataract removal.

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Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center

Ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon Emilio Justo founded Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center in 1989. With locations in Sun City West, Sun City, and Wickenburg, AZ, we help patients from the Phoenix area and beyond improve and maintain their vision through quality eye care. Our doctors are affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Board of Ophthalmology
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The Arizona Medical Association
  • The Arizona Ophthalmological Society
  • The Phoenix Ophthalmological Society

To request a consultation, please fill out our online form or call (623) 975-2020.

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Over the years, many people have asked me my secret… The answer is simple – I listen carefully and attentively.
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