Preparing for Advanced Treatment
If you have been diagnosed with cataracts and are considering surgery, we can help you. Dr. Emilio Justo, founder of Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center, is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of this common eye condition. During a consultation, you can learn more about what to expect before cataract surgery. Our Phoenix practice serves residents of Sun City West, Sun City, Wickenburg, and surrounding communities. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Creating Your Individualized Treatment Plan
During a thorough examination with Dr. Justo, you can learn whether you are a suitable candidate for cataract surgery. If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, are in good health, and desire greater vision enhancement than can be providing by glasses or contacts alone, you are probably a good candidate for the procedure.
After the examination, you will undergo a pre-operative counseling session with one of our technicians. Questions regarding the scope of your surgery will be clarified at this time including:
- Should I receive an artificial, or intraocular lens (IOL)? Because the eye's natural, clouded lens is completely removed during surgery, almost all of our patients receive an IOL. This artificial lens becomes a part of the eye. It focuses light to achieve crisp, clear vision, and can correct farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism.
- Which power will optimize my vision? Our practice uses the most sophisticated, accurate technology available to determine which power of IOL is right for you. The length of your eye will be measured at this time, allowing the appropriate lens power to be selected for optimized vision.
- Which type of IOL is right for me? Monofocal IOLs can correct vision either far away or close up. Multi-focal IOLs (sometimes called premium IOLS) offer benefits similar to bifocals, correcting vision at close and far ranges. Toric lenses are used to correct astigmatism while also improving vision. Computerized corneal topography will be used to map the curvature of the surface of the eye, and determine whether you are a good candidate for a premium lens.
- Are there any other factors that need to be considered? For select patients, Dr. Justo will use ocular coherence tomography to create a high-resolution scan of the macula. This step checks for pre-existing conditions that might compromise post-operative vision correction. This is particularly beneficial to those patients who choose to receive a multi-focal IOL.
Each of our patients have specific needs and goals, and creating an individualized treatment plan allows us to achieve the highest success rates possible.
You will also learn more about after-care during this appointment. One of our technicians will provide a detailed explanation of steps you can take to facilitate proper healing, including using prescribed eye drops to minimize the risk of infection.
Learn More about Cataract Surgery Today
Choosing to undergo cataract surgery is an exciting opportunity to enhance your vision and your ability to enjoy the world around you. Please fill out our online contact form to request an appointment.