Our leadership in cataract care at Wallace Eye Associates has also included the introduction of innovative cataract lens implant designs that are giving today’s cataract patients an even higher quality of vision. During the last decade, Our Doctors have been intricately involved in the research and approval process of premium lens implants that are helping reduce the need for prescription eyewear after surgery. We are also able to treat astigmatism at the same time as your cataract procedure, using specially designed lens implants, our LENSAR system, proven incisional techniques and even LASIK and PRK.
At Wallace Eye Associates, we specialize in the treatment of Astigmatism, which can be corrected in a number of proven methods. These include:
- Laser correction of Astigmatism with our LENSAR system
- Toric lens implant correction of Astigmatism
- Surgical correction of Astigmatism with Limbal Relaxing Incisions
- Fine-tuning Astigmatism correction with LASIK or PRK laser vision correction.
LASER CATARACT SURGERY
Wallace Eye Associates is proud to be the first and only practice in CENLA to offer cataract patients the safety, precision and accuracy of LENSAR laser cataract surgery. Our new LENSAR procedure is an all-laser, blade-free method of cataract surgery that is revolutionizing one of the most common and successful procedures performed in medicine today.
For the first time in medical history, our surgeons are now able to precisely image the exact location, contour and density of a cataract. LENSAR’s augmented reality technology also allows us to build a sophisticated 3-D model of the true anatomy of each individual patient’s eye.
Wallace Eye Associates: Advancing The Art of Cataract Care
At Wallace Eye Associates, we’re ‘Advancing The Art of Cataract Care’ by giving our patients access to the latest breakthroughs in laser and lens implant technology. Today, this includes our exciting LENSAR laser cataract surgery technology and our New Technology Cataract Lenses. Thanks to these and other recent advancements in lens implant technology, diagnostics and surgical techniques, cataract surgery has become one of the safest, most successful – and most common – surgical procedures performed today. Each year more than one million seniors have their vision restored through cataract removal and lens implantation.
Many people don’t realize it, but cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Cataracts are slightly more common in women than in men and can occur at any age. They are simply part of the body’s natural aging process, which means that if we live long enough, virtually all of us will develop a cataract. Cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans age 40 and older, which is about the age when cataracts start their early development. As more and more Baby Boomers enter their 50s and 60s, this number is increasing dramatically.