One of the greatest beneficiaries in the field of medicine has been cataract surgery. There is no way of preventing cataracts, but with the advances of today’s surgical techniques, most people enjoy improved vision with minimal dependence on corrective eyewear.
Not so long ago, cataract repair was an involved, lengthy process. Now, it is a much safer outpatient procedure. At the Georgia Eye Institute ambulatory surgery center, your stay is only a few hours and your recovery time is dramatically reduced. After the surgery, patients can experience significantly improved vision.
Vision with cataracts has been described as seeing life through old, cloudy film. But a cataract is not a ‘film’ over the eyes or a growth inside the eye. It cannot be prevented; even diet and exercise will not prevent it or make it go away. Eye injuries, certain diseases or even some medications can accelerate the clouding, but a cataract is also an aging change of the lens.
The best way to treat a cataract is the surgery that removes the old clouded lens and replaces it with a new, artificial one to restore vision. This can significantly improve one’s quality of life. Today’s technology has made both surgeries and the replacement lenses safer and more effective than ever. Due to the huge medical advances made, cataract repair is one of the most successful surgeries performed today. This specialized surgery is generally an outpatient procedure with little or no discomfort, performed in approximately 15 minutes.
Georgia Eye Institute is the first ophthalmology surgery center in the Savannah GA area to offer a technologically advanced option using the LenSx laser by Alcon. The LenSx laser has revolutionized cataract repair. While human eyes share the same basic anatomical structure, every eye is just a bit different in terms of size, depth, curvature of the cornea, and other key features. This is why every eye must be carefully measured and mapped before surgery. While these measurements have been routinely performed prior to surgery, the LenSx uses a range of widely advanced technologies including integrated optical coherent tomography (OCT), to capture an incredibly precise, high-resolution image of the eye. These images, and the measurements and data they provide, are then used to plan and perform surgery to exact specifications. In addition to aiding in cataract removal, the LenSx laser is also able to correct corneal astigmatism in one procedure allowing for an excellent visual result.
Dr. Manocha has performed over 10,000 cataract surgeries. He has a significant amount of experience with advanced lens implants – including astigmatism correcting and multi-focal distance and near correcting implants. The precision LenSx system has greatly improved this surgery. This technology provides safety, accuracy, precision and unparalleled results. We look forward to providing you additional information about our state of the art LenSx laser when you visit Dr. Manocha for your cataract evaluation.
“I was constantly having trouble with my blurry vision, severe glare, and halos. At night, I couldn’t even read or drive. Cataract surgery was recommended to me by Dr. Mark Manocha at the Georgia Eye Institute of the Southeast in Savannah GA. The practice offers state of the art equipment and facilities. I was given Technis Multifocal implants as well as laser-assisted cataract surgery. Both eyes, before surgery, were at 20/150 vision and after corrected to 20/20 vision. I have no need for glasses for reading or distance and it has completely changed my quality of life.
Dr. Mark Manocha and his staff were superb to work with. They consistently were kind and understanding and true professionals. I feel like I have 20-year old eyes instead of 65-year-old eyes. I truly cannot thank Dr. Manocha enough for the painless procedure and little downtime. I am very thankful for this very precious gift. ” – Linda King