Lasik and Cataract Surgery Princeton and Flemington, NJ
Princeton Flemington Eye Institute
LASIK eye surgery is a safe and effective treatment that reshapes the cornea to produce clear vision. It can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism to reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses. More than 1 million Americans undergo LASIK each year.
Most patients experience 20/20 vision or better following LASIK surgery.
A good candidate for LASIK must meet several requirements. You should be at least 18 years old, demonstrate no change in your eyeglass prescription for at least one year, and have realistic expectations regarding the results of the surgery. To determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK, our physicians will perform a comprehensive eye examination and a pre-LASIK eye examination.
A Cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. Cataracts are caused by many factors such as Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun, medications, diseases, trauma, etc. However, most age-related Cataracts are caused by harmful UV rays from the sun so everyone will develop Cataracts with age. You may not notice the early symptoms of Cataracts because the loss of vision from Cataracts is gradual. Some patients can develop Cataracts within months but it may take several years in others. Symptoms of Cataracts tend to be a gradual blurring or clouding of vision, deterioration of vision under bright light conditions, glare and difficulty with night driving, poor night vision, and more sensitivity to light. Treatment for Cataracts involves surgically removing the cloudy natural lens in the eye using ultrasound and a no-stitch incision, and replacing it with a permanent lens implant.
There are two different types of Intraocular Lens Implants:
Standard Monofocal or Multifocal Implants.
Standard Monofocal Implants correct distance vision only so that patients will need reading and computer glasses after surgery.
Multifocal Implants reduce the need for glasses for both distance and near vision after surgery.
Toric Implants are available to correct for Astigmatism.
Our surgical team has expertise with all types of lenses and is here to guide you in your decision.